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Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2022, 01:14:51 PM »
Just appointed a new CEO


Kingís Lynn Town FC are delighted to welcome the appointment of Barrie Pierpoint as Chief Executive Officer from today, Monday 16 May 2022.


Barrie joins at a crucial point in the clubs development and will bring focus and drive to the business. Barrie brings huge experience to the club, having previously been the first Chief Executive of Leicester City in the 1990s, where he developed and managed an annual income stream of £24m with £3m nett profit. Barrie also guided the club through flotation to a public company in 1997 raising £12m. Under his leadership the club developed a £3.5m turnover conference and catering business within 3 years up from £0.5m.

He was also acting Chief Executive at Boston United where he created a 5 year strategy plan for business growth; restructuring the business and achieving a 50% growth on the
previous year.

Barrie has also held CEO roles at Bradford and Portsmouth FC, where he implemented a complete cultural overhaul and created closer community ties.

Speaking about his immediate plans for Kingís Lynn Town FC on Sunday, Barrie said his priority is to hold group meetings with the staff to lay out his vision and expectations for the future of the club.

He also wants to have open forum discussions with the fans in order to grow the community aspect of the club and to discuss their views and expectations. Dates for these meetings will be advised in due course.

Club owner Stephen Cleeve said ďBarrie Pierpoint is a major signing for the club. I am looking forward to working closely with him in order to take Kingís Lynn Town FC to the
next levelĒ.


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I remember him from when he was trying to put a rescue package/take over Boston United in 2007.

Think he also had a tie up with Grantham and Ashfordby.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2022, 01:25:42 PM »
Think B&G and Mall are right to question whether there is a viable number of fans prepared to pay a sufficient entrance fee for us to be pushing for playoffs (if that is the aim) next season, so SC firstly has to decide how much he is willing to put in as financial doping and then given that whether he wants to subsidise lots of people a little bit or a few people a lot.  Personally I would rather see us go with £15 as a standard ticket (maybe with a few category A games although we will lose one in the NLN playoffs), cut our cloth accordingly and not have season tickets to allow the club to have flexible pricing in what will certainly be uncertain financial times for many households. 

In an ideal world if SC does go with lower than he would like entrance, those that are willing and able to pay a bit more should be encouraged to do so through things such as the FotL 12th man but for that to be anything like a significant source of income I guess a lot of people will have to be won round to how the club is run and where the money is going.  I see one of the things on the new CEO's 'to-do' list is to have an open forum with fans, lets hope that is sooner rather than later,

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2022, 01:31:07 PM »
Pierrepoint wasnít a Director at Grantham as well as the other clubs ?

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2022, 01:40:50 PM »
Pierrepoint wasnít a Director at Grantham as well as the other clubs ?

I think he was a Director of their Commercial Department (not the actual club), which was dissolved.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2022, 01:44:14 PM »
Think B&G and Mall are right to question whether there is a viable number of fans prepared to pay a sufficient entrance fee for us to be pushing for playoffs (if that is the aim) next season, so SC firstly has to decide how much he is willing to put in as financial doping and then given that whether he wants to subsidise lots of people a little bit or a few people a lot.  Personally I would rather see us go with £15 as a standard ticket (maybe with a few category A games although we will lose one in the NLN playoffs), cut our cloth accordingly and not have season tickets to allow the club to have flexible pricing in what will certainly be uncertain financial times for many households. 

In an ideal world if SC does go with lower than he would like entrance, those that are willing and able to pay a bit more should be encouraged to do so through things such as the FotL 12th man but for that to be anything like a significant source of income I guess a lot of people will have to be won round to how the club is run and where the money is going.  I see one of the things on the new CEO's 'to-do' list is to have an open forum with fans, lets hope that is sooner rather than later,

£15 was the figure I had in mind as well.

If we hear that its not enough to fund a promotion push, someone will be missing the point. It may be true that more is needed to achieve promotion, but its been proven before that not enough Lynn fans will pay it.

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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2022, 01:50:17 PM »
..............................I see one of the things on the new CEO's 'to-do' list is to have an open forum with fans, lets hope that is sooner rather than later,

He'll come across very well in that environment. I'm sure people will be impressed with his "on stage" performance.

I believe he still has his own business interests, so the question is if this is a part time gig for him?   :dontknow:

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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2022, 01:55:56 PM »
..............................I see one of the things on the new CEO's 'to-do' list is to have an open forum with fans, lets hope that is sooner rather than later,

He'll come across very well in that environment. I'm sure people will be impressed with his "on stage" performance.

I believe he still has his own business interests, so the question is if this is a part time gig for him?   :dontknow:

To be fair, there probably isn't really a full-time CEO position so part-time might suit both parties and will add to the off-field experience at the club, something that has been sorely lacking since reformation.

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Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2022, 02:02:52 PM »
Letís hope the new CEO will get things moving on the commercial front that way it wonít be just the fans the owner trying to find a promotion push.   Hopefully the admission fees Will reflex the expectation/target  levels that SC has given BP.


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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2022, 02:35:41 PM »
I wonder if with the new CEOís connections whether we might see Stevenage visiting in a pre season friendly?   Think BP worked closely with Steve Evans at Boston.

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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2022, 02:45:32 PM »
I wonder if with the new CEOís connections whether we might see Stevenage visiting in a pre season friendly?   Think BP worked closely with Steve Evans at Boston.

One of his fundraising for ideas for Boston was for 500 supporters to raise £1,000 each.

No idea how that one performed.
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2022, 02:48:25 PM »
I wonder if with the new CEOís connections whether we might see Stevenage visiting in a pre season friendly?   Think BP worked closely with Steve Evans at Boston.

Well if TW doesn't work out (which I think he will), I guess we know who will be considered for the job.
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