World Sports Solutions PLC
29 July 2002
29 July 2002
EXECUTIVE BOARD APPOINTMENT
The Board of World Sports Solutions PLC is pleased to announce the appointment
of Tony Simpson as an executive director of the Company with immediate effect.
Tony has over 18 years experience within the marketing industry, working
exclusively within sports and the arts for the last 5 years. In 1998 his own
company, Team Marketing Communications Limited, was acquired by Incepta Group
PLC. As former Managing Director of its subsidiary, Citigate Sponsorship
Limited, he has worked with the likes of the Football Association, J Sainsbury
and the charity, Comic Relief. He has also worked in the past with Coca-Cola
and Telewest and has spent the last 18 months managing the team which helped
deliver the Nationwide Building Society's World Cup programme.
Tony joins as Managing Director of the Company's new London office and will also
have responsibility for developing the Company's relationships with commercial
organisations and origination of new income streams.
Commenting on his appointment, Tony said 'I am really exited about the
opportunity with World Sports Solutions. Some of their merchandising and
licensing programmes are the most innovative I have come across. The next three
years are going to bring real change to the way clients use sponsorship and
measure their benefits and I believe the Company is well-equipped to take
advantage of what is currently a fragmented marketplace.'
Michael Farnan, Chief Executive Officer, commented ' We are delighted that
someone of Tony's undoubted calibre has chosen World Sports Solutions as his
next move and I am confident that he will be able to contribute greatly to the
World Sports Solutions PLC confirms that there are no other details which
require to be disclosed under paragraph 6F 2b-g of the UKLA Listing Rules with
respect to Tony Simpson.
World Sports Solutions Telephone: 0161 868 1710
Ian Bullough, Chief Financial Officer
Hudson Sandler Telephone: 020 7796 4133
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