European Sponsorship Association (ESA) is proud to announce the results of this year’s ESA Diploma, the industry’s flagship qualification course for those aspiring to advance their careers in sponsorship.
50 students have successfully graduated with four achieving the prestigious status of Distinction (+75%) and a further 26 being Commended (+65%). A special mention is made to Elysa Hubbard who, in addition to being this year’s Top Student, also achieved jointly with Conor Mangan, the accolade of submitting this year’s Top Set Brief.
Peter Raymond, Course Director, commented:
I’ve so enjoyed working with the charismatic Class of ’18….so much positive energy and an outstanding set of results, which reassures us that the new generation is ready to take on any future challenges effortlessly in its stride.
The 2018 class comprised students from a cross-section of sponsorship and marketing agencies, brands, rights holders, corporate sponsors and governing bodies – including eight students from Premier League football clubs, plus students from rugby, cricket and cycling; professional services representation; as well as individuals wanting to enter the sponsorship industry.
Challenging, comprehensive, thoroughly enjoyable. Crucial for future career development.
The ESA Diploma is something that all people aspiring to a career in sport sponsorship need to do. It covers all aspects of sponsorship and marketing very well and has given me the knowledge to further my own career and add value to sponsorships for our clients.
To mark the students’ achievements, a graduation ceremony will be held at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in London on 7th December.
We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support of this year’s course – Activative, CSM Group, SportBusiness Group, IMR, Sport England and Core Media.
Enrolment for the 2019 ESA Diploma is open and a special early bird rate is available if payment is received in full by the 2nd November 2018. The 2019 course runs from January to August. Visit ESA Diploma for full details.