Robert Bowden Appointed As Aldershot Town FC CEO
Aldershot Town FC's top flight position in the Blue Square Conference league presents the club with a true opportunity to secure promotion to the Football League - something that the directors, players and supporters alike are all now motivated to achieve as soon as possible.
The commercial strength of the club will be critical in ensuring that the promotion status can be maintained once it has been secured; and this factor was the driving force behind Bob's appointment.
"It is vital for the long term success of the club that we start putting the right foundations in place for the future now, and we believe that Bob will fully embrace this responsibility" commented John McGinty.
"As a board of directors we agree that now is the right time to accelerate our growth campaign and look forward to also seeing the support of the club increase as momentum builds over the coming months. We look forward to working with Bob and achieving a safe exciting future."
Speaking about his new appointment, Bob said: "The profile of the team builds further in the public eye with every win that is secured, and with the force of our supporters behind us we're confident that Aldershot Town FC is a true force to be reckoned with. The positive spirit shown by our players and our supporters is a fantastic tribute to the determination behind the club to secure promotion and retain it. I am delighted to become part of the team."
Bob brings a substantial amount of commercial experience with him, having worked in a number of senior sales and marketing positions for several blue-chip organisations over the past 25 years.
Bob's appointment has been made possible as a result of the sponsorship agreement that was signed with ezylet.co.uk earlier this year. The team's promotion campaign was given a much needed boost when the Aldershot based company, an innovative new website dedicated entirely to lettings, confirmed its decision to sponsor to the club from both a financial and a management perspective. A critical aspect of the sponsorship agreement was that ezylet.co.uk would be expected to provide senior executive support to the club. Bob - sales director for ezylet.co.uk - was subsequently nominated for the position of CEO, which was confirmed by the Aldershot Town FC Board of Directors.
Paul Foy, Chairman for ezylet.co.uk, will also be heavily involved with the business direction of the football club as part of his position as full Director of Aldershot Town F.C.(1992) Ltd.