Smith Brings Commercial Skills To Swinton Board

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2 October 2017

Championship rugby league club, Swinton Lions have announced a significant boardroom appointment, as the club continues its off-field transformation over the past three months.

The Lions have welcomed Sale-based businessman, Peter Smith to the club as commercial director. Smith is also the managing director of Principal Energy Solutions, the UK’s leading organisation in the field of energy procurement advice to medium and large companies.

Swinton can also celebrate clearing a £75,000 debt to HMRC this week.

Smith is no stranger to the Lions, having already been involved as a regular match day sponsor. He has been greatly impressed by the club’s recent off-field progress, and together with the board’s commitment to a sustainable future, he was prompted to get involved on a more formal level. Not only will he have an active role as a director, he will also bring with him significant investment and sponsorship, and fans will see the PES logo on the playing kit during 2018.

Peter Smith’s task at the Lions will be to utilise his wide experience and contacts from 27 years in business to oversee the club’s commercial operations.

“I am very proud to become commercial director at this marvellous club. I am really looking forward to working with the rest of the board, and I’d like to thank them for allowing me to join what I’m sure will be an exciting and successful journey. The club has gone through some tough times over the past 12 months, but

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