Derby County Chief's Talk On Business Goals

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Date posted: 3 October 2011

One of the world's oldest professional football clubs is leading the way in modernising 'the beautiful game', Derby County FC head Tom Glick will tell a meeting of business leaders this week.

The Chief Executive of the club, established in 1884, will be guest speaker at a free 'Inspiring Business' breakfast at the University of Derby's Enterprise Centre, in Bridge Street, Derby, from 8am to 9.30am this Friday October 7. The event has been organised by University of Derby Corporate.

Since taking up the role in 2008 Tom has pushed for the club to have a more competitive business edge, as well as a sporting one.

Tom said: "Running a football club is not like managing a traditional business. It has a very public dimension, with high expectations on performance from fans who quickly let you know if they don't like what you're doing.

"That said, the areas where I feel Derby County is one of those leading the way within English football would demonstrate good practice for any major company. Control of costs, customer service, and retention of current income combined with salesmanship to grow new revenues; these are all basic principles of good business.

"What we've accomplished is down to the Derby County team in its widest sense. From those on the pitch, to those working in ticket sales, in corporate partnership, in finance, to those maintaining the stadium."

The University of Derby Corporate-organised talk will include a continental breakfast and a guided tour of the Enterprise Centre, including its state-of-the-art conferencing facilities.

Although free, booking for Friday's breakfast talk is essential. To book email, or call freephone 0800 678 331.

For further information please contact Press and PR Officer Sean Kirby on 01332 591891 or 07876 476103, or email

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