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Chris Taylor Becomes Huddersfield Giants Director

By Amanda | 17-11-2014

New Huddersfield Giants director Chris Taylor to focus on business and commercial development of Super League club.

New Huddersfield Giants director Chris Taylor to focus on business and commercial development of Super League club.

Our director Chris Taylor this week joined Huddersfield Giants in a non-executive capacity to become Director of Business and Commercial Development.

Chris, who co-founded Arrow Self Drive with his business partner Robert Hill in 1988– will work alongside chairman Davy, managing director Richard Thewlis, deputy chairman Paul Morgan and directors Keith Hellawell, Mel Green and Allan Bamber.

Davy, whose club have finished top and third in the last two Super League seasons, said: “We are confident Chris’s vast experience as a very successful local businessman will have a significant impact.

“The Giants have made excellent progress in recent years both on and off the field and throughout the local community, and the appointment of Chris is a further exciting and important development.

“Chris will bring a fresh boost to the club as he applies his energy, enthusiasm and extensive commercial knowledge to help us all continue to build the Giants success.”
MD Thewlis explained how the appointment came about.

“He approached us after the Catalan game to express both his disappointment at that moment and his extreme desire to see us continue to flourish as a club,” said Thewlis.

“Chris has long been a wonderful supporter of ours and when he offered his services to work very closely with our commercial and marketing guys, bringing new ideas to the club, it was an offer we were delighted to accept.

“His own career in the locality has been outstanding and he will bring a wealth of contacts and knowledge to us as well as what seems to be boundless energy to the Giants cause.

“Everyone is aware that we need more corporates and supporters and Chris’s expertise will be very welcome indeed.”

Taylor’s wife, Tracy, son Jake and daughter Annie are all keen Giants fans and he says he is pleased to now have time to devote to making a difference for other fans.

“I needed to get involved in something I was passionate about, having handed over the reins at Arrow to James Hill last year,” he explained.

“I have the utmost respect for Ken Davy and what he has achieved, and it was a obvious choice for me to get stuck in.

“It’s a great family sport and I relish the chance to get more families behind the club as new supporters.

“The corporate business supporters are where my skills developed at Arrow will be utilised, and I will be working hard with the corporate team at the Giants to build a strong relationship.

“The margin of difference between winning at Old Trafford in the Grand Final and not getting there is in the detail and the club needs the support and commitment from the wider Huddersfield community.

“I hope I can help with that and encourage everyone to get behind what the Giants are about.”

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