EHS Brann in league with the FA

EHS Brann has beaten off strong competition in a multi-consultancy strategic pitch to be appointed to design the website and on-line identity for the FA Premier League.

The site, due to launch before the start of the 2002-2003 football season, represents the league’s first Web presence in its own right.

EHS Brann vice-chairman Phil Jones says the new site will provide the most accurate and up-to-date information on both FAPL clubs and the activities of the league itself, notably its involvement with grassroots football which is seldom publicised.

EHS Brann creative director Trevor Chambers is leading a team of five designers on the project. Previously league sponsors have produced the main information site on the Premiership competition and it is not clear whether the new site will complement Barclaycard’s existing Premiership site.

Neither Jones nor the FAPL would be drawn on the budget for the project, but it is believed to be substantial.

Around 12 consultancies are believed to have pitched for the work in a process that began in January and was overseen by the league’s media adviser, Spectrum Strategy Consultants. EHS Brann’s appointment was confirmed at an FAPL meeting last Thursday.

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