BOARDROOM UPDATE - AUGUST


The Board recognises that Trust Members and supporters wish to be more aware of and, where possible, involved in issues arising and decisions made in relation to the Club. As part of this a summary of each Board meeting will now be issued. Naturally matters that are commercially sensitive and relate personally to employees and players cannot be openly discussed.


The County Board now meets monthly on the last Thursday in each month. This is a report on the 25 August meeting:-


Director Declarations of Interest now complete and listed below.


Manager attends each Board. Matters discussed:  team performance, future thinking, strengthening the squad and discipline issues re Luton


Two Board vacancies. To be dealt with in close season in view of current pressures


EFL latest on “Whole Game Solution”. County position supportive of any initiatives to develop league football but determined to safeguard league status and match income. Chairman and Club Secretary to attend meeting in September


First meeting of Operations Committee held. Discussed inter alia: Academy and new facilities, business development action to contact potential partners, hospitality, temporary stand signed off for H & S, Terms of Reference for urgent Retail and Ticketing review and relationship with Rodney Parade management


Commercial - all sales except screen advertising were at or above targets


Finance – monthly cash flow reports approved, Budget update considered and target completion date for finalising Accounts to 30 June. Interesting stat: match day income and the various grant type distributions now contribute almost equally to income


Fan Engagement – excellent progress made on opening a range of Involvement initiatives designed to involve in planning the way forward, Recent Communications meeting covering inter alia match publicity


Trust Membership – stats and financial position, planning presence at matches for renewals and recruitment


Malcolm Temple


 


STATEMENT OF DIRECTOR’S INTERESTS


Neil Collier


Director Misgb Ltd, company limited by shares. Produced County Stickerbooks in 2011 and 2012


Mike Everett


No other business interests. Life Partner is a County volunteer and provides advice/support periodically on Safeguarding matters


Gavin Foxall


No other business interests


Charlie Hopkins


No other business interests


Shaun Johnson


No other business interests


Simon Sadler


No other business interests


Malcolm Temple


Chairman 2874 Trust Ltd, a charitable company limited by guarantee


Finance Director Stratford upon Avon and District Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd, a charitable company limited by guarantee


Finance Director Townsend Hall (Shipston on Stour) Management Committee, an unincorporated charity


None of these are likely to have any dealings with Newport County.