Chairman Highlights Trust Success Story Following Club Takeover

Community Trust chairman Mike Goodwin highlighted the success of the Trust in today’s press conference to formally announce the Chesterfield FC takeover.

Following lengthy negotiations, the deal to transfer the ownership of the club to the Trust was finally concluded.

Mike was joined at the press conference by fellow trustees Dave Simmonds and Martin Thacker, who will act as co-vice chairmen of the club.

The Trust has demonstrated impressive growth in recent years, putting it in a position to take over the running of the club.

Mike said: “I think you only need to look at the success that the Trust has had.

“I was appointed as chairman of the Trust five years ago and our turnover was around £50,000, operating from a little Portakabin.

“It now employs over 50 people and it has a turnover of over £1m a year.”

Mike praised the work done by everyone involved with the Trust, saying: “It’s won national awards and the staff over there are fantastic, well led by John Croot.”