SWINTON Lions have recruited Sale-based businessman Peter Smith to the club’s board as Commercial Director.
This is another appointment by the Lions as the club continues it’s off the field transformation.
Smith is the Managing Director of Principal Energy Solutions, the UK’s leading organisation in the field of energy procurement advice to medium and large companies. He has been involved with the club in the past, due to being a regular match day sponsor.
Smith comes to the club bringing with him significant business experience and financial muscle. On his appointment to the board he said: “I am very proud to become Commercial Director at this marvellous club. I am really looking forward to working with the rest of the Board, and I’d like to thank them for allowing me to join what I’m sure will be an exciting and successful journey.
“The club has gone through some tough times over the past 12 months, but I’m delighted that the Lions have come through it. One of the main reasons that I have decided to invest and get involved at Board level, is because I’ve been so impressed with the supporters of this incredible club. The passion they show on a weekly basis is remarkable and I’m looking forward to being part of that myself.”
Andy Mazey club chairman added: “I’d like to thank Peter for accepting the offer to join us. Peter has been an extremely supportive sponsor of the club over the past year and it’s through Swinton Lions we have become friends. He is a great bloke, and has bought into the exciting new vision we have for the future of this famous and ambitious club.
“When I suggested inviting him onto the board the directors were unanimous in their support. I have always stated we want to build Swinton Lions for the future in a sustainable manner, and by adding quality proven business people, in particular ones that have a passion for the club and are willing to invest value time and finance, will enable this to happen.
“Not only has Peter become the first high profile shirt sponsor to commit to the Lions for 2018, but he will also take control of the commercial department working day to day within our management structure. I have no doubt he will add huge value and drive the great work that is already being done, bringing his own ideas and business acumen to the Lions.”