Stockport County have confirmed the sale of the Club to local businessman, Mark Stott in a deal that will leave the club debt free and in a financially stable position
Born and raised in Stockport, Stott is the founder and CEO of Cheshire-based Vita Group. He is also a lifelong football supporter. Mark has indicated that his first priority as new owner will be to rigorously assess the Club’s needs and priorities, with an immediate focus on working with the management to identify improvements to football operations and match day fan experience.
Stott said: “I am excited by the opportunity that lies ahead to support Stockport County FC to fulfill its great potential both on and off the pitch, by creating a more sustainable model for the future of this historic football club that includes deepening its longstanding ties with the local community.
“Throughout all of the ups and downs it has faced over the years, the Club and its supporters have always shown immense character and resilience, which is one of the many things that makes Stockport County FC a unique community club. With persistence, financial stability and the right long-term plan, I have no doubt that the players, staff and fans can achieve great things together.
Following the sale, Richard Park will become Non-Executive Chairman and Chris Brammall will join the Board as Non-Executive Director. Jim Gannon will remain as Manager with the full support of the new Board. The Club will continue to play at Edgeley Park as it has done since 1902.