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BARBER WINS TOP ACCOLADE

2 June 2016

 

"I am very proud to be chief executive of Brighton & Hove Albion. It's a huge responsibility, as the club means so much to so many, but massively rewarding to work for such a dedicated owner and on behalf of an amazing fan base."

"I'm incredibly proud of the team of staff we have here at the club, and this award underlines their hard work and professionalism across the season. 

He said, "This is a great honour and one which simply would not be possible without the superb support I've enjoyed from the staff, players, board of directors and fans during my time at the club. 

Barber faced competition from West Ham United's Karen Brady and English Rugby CEO Ian Ritchie, and was announced as the winner at a gala ceremony in Madrid last night. 

Brighton & Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber has won the Executive of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Stadium Business Awards.

 


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Chairman Tony Bloom also paid tribute to to Barber, adding, "We, as a club, are very proud of Paul and his work. On behalf of the board he has led our club superbly since his arrival in 2012 and helped us make huge progress on and off the pitch.

 

"We have one of the very best chief executives in the business and this award, added to his 2013 accolade, reaffirms that. On behalf of the board I congratulate him on this win."

Barber adds the SBA award to the Football Business Awards Championship and Overall Chief Executive of the Year accolades he won in 2013. 



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