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Shrimps appoint four new Directors

11 April 2014

Welcome to new Board members

Morecambe Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of David Brockbank, James Altham, Richard Altham and Gary Taylor to the Board of Directors.

David Brockbank is a local businessman who began his career at Storey's of Lancaster as an industrial chemist before his role as a Senior Systems Analyst.  

In 1982 when the site closed he formed Aldcliffe Computer Systems and became Managing Director in 1990.  The business grew rapidly and in 2004 was acquired by the Tribal Group Ltd.  His role as Commercial Director of Tribal Group took him as far afield as Australia, when, much to his regret, he missed the infamous altercation between Christie the Cat and Tony Roberts.  

David was also well known as a drummer playing in a number of local bands including the Dominators, Doodlebugs and Mark 4!  David has been a supporter of the Club for over 50 years and was a die hard North Stand regular at Christie Park.  

James and Richard Altham are Managing Director and Operations Director respectively of Altham Butchers, the oldest family owned and run business in Morecambe.  

Established in Morecambe in 1856 it is now, under the leadership of James and Richard, one of the UK's largest butchers.  Whilst James and Richard are both ardent supporters of the Club, there is a long and strong family history which has continued to support the Club.  

When not on business duties, supporting Morecambe or socialising, James and Richard spend their spare time raising money for charities.  Last year James cycled from Riga in Latvia to Southampton (2,720Km) in 19 days, to raise money for the Zoe Challenge, Hope for Justice.  Five years ago Richard completed the Barcelona Bangers to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance.

Gary Taylor is a local business man, who in his younger days played football at Preston North End Junior whites.  

He is an Executive Board Member and Director of the Star Community Foundation CIC who hold key business relationships with major Blue Chip finance companies and Government bodies.  The Star Community Foundation bring a bring a wealth of knowledge to developing sports programmes to the children of our future.   

Directors and Ambassadors who help achieve the success and the funding element are John Regis MBE and Gold medalist, Brian Robson OBE, Manchester United and England, Ryan Phillips world and British XMA Champion and Emma Pass, GB Basketball player.  

The Foundation has become a leading operator within the UK and European sector and see a partnership programme with Morecambe Football Club as a major step forward.  Gary has made a significant list of overseas contacts made during his very successful business career predominantly in security and finance operations.

Chairman, Peter McGuigan, stated "I am delighted that David, James, Richard and Gary have agreed to join the Board of Directors of Morecambe Football Club.  

"All are successful local businessmen who also have a great passion for the Club and I am sure they will make a significant contribution to the future of this Club.  They will undoubtedly add to the current strength of the Board at a time that is both challenging and exciting.  

"On behalf of all Board Members, we welcome these appointments and wish them every success in their new roles."

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