Tarquin McDonald

  • McDonald Steps Up To Managing Director At Bath

    Bath have announced that Tarquin McDonald, the club's finance and strategy director, will take on the role of managing director with immediate effect. The role coincides with owner Bruce Craig's recently announced title change to executive chairman and follows CEO Nick Blofeld move to step up to a wider group role. McDonald said: "The club remains focused on both becoming one of the best rugby clubs in Europe and keeping Bath Rugby playing at its spiritual home, the Rec. I am excited about con...

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  • Bath 'Quietly Optimistic' On Rec Ruling, Says Tarquin McDonald

    Bath managing director Tarquin McDonald has said the club remain 'quietly optimistic' over the impending tribunal decision on expansion plans for The Recreation Ground. Expansion plans have been on hold since a charity tribunal last March, which preventing more land being leased than the club currently occupies. But the appeal against that decision is set for May 18 and McDonald, who was appointed to his new role in September, admits that, while there are nerves, they are feeling positive about...

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  • Bath Appoint Wells And McDonald Becomes Chief Exec

    ... basis, Wells will oversee all business related activities of the club, including the marketing, commercial and operations departments, as well as performing a key role in the stadium redevelopment project team. In addition, current managing director, Tarquin McDonald, has transitioned to chief executive, reflecting the development of his role across all areas of the club including the stadium project. Commenting on the appointment of Wells, McDonald said: “Ben’s vast experience and knowledg...

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  • Bath Cut Losses To £3m

    Bath have revealed a loss of just under £3 million for the year ending June 2014, which is an improvement on the £3.8 million the club lost the previous year. The West Country club’s turnover rose from £10.6m to £11.8m during that time and Tarquin McDonald, who stepped up to the role of managing director in September, has reportedly said that the club’s next annual accounts should show a loss of less than £2m and that they should be in profit by 2018. The capacity of The Rec was increas...

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  • Bath Record £0.8m Loss On Increased Revenue In 2016-17

    ... season Bath Rugby Ltd returned a £1.1m loss after tax on revenues of £16.9m. The reported loss after tax of £2.5m accounts for investment in the West Stand, which increased the capacity at the Rec to 14,500 for the 2016/17 season. Chief executive Tarquin McDonald said: “The purpose of the club’s business performance is to support ongoing investment in our core rugby activities, and we remain committed to investing up to the salary cap. Whilst we have not delivered the performances or con...

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  • Appeal Brings Rec Development One Step Closer

    ... Recreation Ground Trust's appeal related to a previous judgement made by the Charity Tribunal, in March 2014, which limited the Trustees' powers, including their ability to lease extra land to the club beyond what is currently used for the East Stand. Tarquin McDonald, Managing Director of Bath Rugby said, "Bath Rugby is delighted by the outcome of the Recreation Ground Trust's appeal. Today's decision opens the door to progress in terms of redevelopment. While we recognise there is still...

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  • Rec Development Progress For Bath

    ... the door for Bath Rugby to redevelop stadium facilities at the Rec. The decision of the tribunal last week (14th December), relates to a revised scheme for the governance of the Bath Recreation Ground, including the use of the Recreation Ground site. Tarquin McDonald, Bath Rugby managing director, said, “The Club is delighted with Wednesday’s outcome and is excited to be able to move forward. The Charitable Scheme is effectively a set of guidelines for how the landlord, Bath Recreation Grou...

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  • Rec Ready For Facelift

    ... in 1933 and rebuilt during the 1953-54 season at a cost of £12,000 after it was bombed during the Second World War, with a temporary structure. As a result, the Rec’s capacity will be raised by 1,000 to 14,500 for next season and managing director Tarquin McDonald believes it will bring an extra £5 million into the city’s economy during the course of the four years it will be in place. The temporary East Stand is also being dismantled, as it is every year. Meanwhile, Thatchers Cider has...

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  • Rec Plans Get Green Light

    ... sanctioned the proposals to replace the wooden West Stand. And permissions for the North, East and South Stands was also renewed, which is positive news for the club as it continues to work towards a permanent solution at the Rec. Bath managing director, Tarquin McDonald, said: “We are delighted with today’s decision. By consolidating planning for the next four years, we wish to move the debate away from planning around the temporary stands - which need to be renewed every year or two - and...

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  • Continued Fiscal Progress For Bath In 2015

    ... significant investment. Senior figures at teh club have revealed that they expect the finances for the year to June 30 2016 to improve again the target is to achieve a net loss of less than £1m and to operate at break even from a cash flow perspective. Tarquin McDonald, Bath's managing director, said: “The 2014/15 season saw some fantastic performances on the pitch as we reached the quarter final of the European Champions Cup, finished second in the Premiership and then narrowly lost out i...

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