Everton Football Club chief executive to attend business event

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Football is a multi-million pound business, as illustrated by the huge transfer fees football clubs have recently paid for the services of Gareth Bale, Marouane Fellaini and other top players.

The chief executive of Everton Football Club Robert Elstone will join the chief executive of Downtown in Business Frank McKenna to discuss the business of football at the next West Lancashire Enterprise Forum later this month.

This is the latest in a series of business forums, supported by West Lancashire Borough Council, that have allowed local business owners and entrepreneurs to hear the views, opinions and experiences from a range of top speakers, including government minister Esther McVey MP and the former chief executive of the North West Regional Development Agency Steve Broomhead.

The free ‘Frank conversation with Robert Elstone’ event takes place on Thursday 26 September, from 8am to 10am, at the West Lancashire Investment Centre, Skelmersdale.

The Everton chief will be discussing football finance, transfers, the English Premier League, and the future of the England national team.

Councillor Adrian Owens, portfolio holder for Regeneration, said: “I am really pleased that Mr Elstone has agreed to be our keynote speaker and I am sure this will be an excellent event.

"I hope West Lancashire businesses will take the opportunity to come along, enjoy the discussions and benefit from meeting other business people to talk about the issues that concern us all.”

The forum will also feature a presentation on the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership BOOST initiative, which will help growth businesses with a range of support services including marketing, business planning and access to finance.

This is a great opportunity for businesses to meet with other like-minded companies and network with people they are likely to do business with. The forum is free to attend, but places must be booked in advance.

The West Lancashire Investment Centre hosts business events throughout the year and its meeting rooms are available to hire for a range of needs from small meetings to large events.