Mark Allitt steps down as Banbury United Director
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of being part of making Banbury United a supporters’ owned club and seeing it make such great progress over the past 5 years.”
Banbury United has announced that Mark Allitt is standing down as a Director of the club. He will continue to have a role in the commercial team.
Mr Allitt has been a member the Banbury United Community Football Club Ltd board since its inception in 2015. The decision to step down comes so he can focus on his business, Revival MK2, the clothing shop in Parson’s Street.
Since the club moved into the ownership of it’s supporters in 2015 Mr Allitt has taken on responsibility for commercial matters and oversaw growth in the club’s annual income to levels the club describes as “in advance of six figures”.
A statement by the club said: “In the absence of the private individual investment so prevalent at our level of football it is only through this commercial support that we are able to compete at the level we do.”
Mr Allitt said “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of being part of making Banbury United a supporters’ owned club and seeing it make such great progress over the past 5 years.
“I would like to thank all the board members I have worked alongside, my Commercial Team who have been such a great support to me and the fans for the huge encouragement they have always given.
“We are truly blessed as a club to have such great sponsors, there are too many to mention, but I would like to thank them all for their generosity, loyalty and belief in what the club has achieved and will continue to do so.
“I will still be an intrinsic part of the Commercial team and look forward to working with all our sponsors in the future as we look to progress the club further. I strongly believe that Banbury United has nowhere near reached its considerable potential and we must continue to strive to get into the Conference as well as securing a permanent new home”
Banbury United Club Chairman Phil Lines said “Mark’s support and work for the club has been exceptional. The club owes a great debt to Mark for his outstanding contribution which has been key to the club coming so far in the past five years and being in the strong position it is in today. We fully respect and understand Mark’s decision and we are sure that his business will continue to flourish once current restrictions end.”
The club has confirmed that Kevin Healey, who has also worked alongside Mr Allitt, has agreed to be co-opted onto the board and will take Director level responsibility for commercial matters.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam