Profile

Football Career Details

  • Bolton Wanderers Football Club: 1966 – 1969
  • Burnley Football Club: 1969 – 1979
  • Blackpool Football Club: 1979 -1981
  • Transferred to 1st Division Burnley Football Club in 1969 for a Club record fee of £66,000. Played 10 years at Burnley as an ever-present making 1-reserve team appearance during this time.
  • Gained 4 Under 23 England International Caps
  • Loosing F.A. Cup Semi Finalist in 1974
  • Scored Burnley’s ‘Goal of the Decade’ at Elland Road in 1974 in a famous 4 – 1 Burnley victory.
  • Transferred to Blackpool in 1979
  • Retired in 1981 with a serious leg injury.

Business Career Details

  • 1990 – Commercial Manager, Huddersfield Town Football Club
  • 1990 – Commercial Manager, Huddersfield Town Football Club
  • 1993 – Chief Executive, Huddersfield Town Football Club
  • 1994 – Chief Executive, Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd
  • 1994 – Director, Huddersfield Rugby League Football Club
  • 1995 – Director, Kirklees McAlpine Services Ltd
  • 1996 – Chief Executive, Bolton Wanderers FC Reebok Stadium
  • 1999 – Commercial Director, Wembley National Stadium Ltd
  • 2002 – Managing Director, Bastion Stadium Solutions (UK) Ltd
  • 2004 – Chief Executive/MD, Arena Coventry Ltd
  • 2004 – Chairman, StadiArena Ltd/StadiArena India Ltd
  • 2006 – Managing Director, Coventry City Football Club
  • 2008 – Chief Executive, Burnley Football Club
  • 2011  – Lead Consultant, New Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
  • 2012  – Managing Director, UCFB Holdings Ltd (University & College of Football Business)
  • 2013 – Managing Director, UCFB at Wembley National Stadium
  • 2014 – Managing Director, UCFB at Etihad Stadium Manchester
  • 2015 – Lead Consultant, EDP Stadium project Philadelphia

Miscellaneous

  • Consultant to the Professional Footballers Association for 8 years regarding Industrial Injury to Professional Footballers.
  • Professional Speaker (After Dinner/Keynote/Motivational) for over 25 years
  • Inventor and World-wide patent owner for ‘StadiArena’
  • Attends company days and team building seminars Speaking on Inspirational subjects such as Teamwork, Leadership and (the search for) Excellence.
  • Active member of the George Formby Appreciation Society.
  • During football career owned 4 businesses, which included: 2 printing companies, a home furnishing centre and a furniture removal business.