Jack Mason has been appointed as the new Manchester CEO. His appointment comes as the club is undergoing some changes in an effort to revitalise itself in the wake of the Premier League club’s recent takeover by a Chinese firm. This change, it is hoped, will improve the club’s performance on the field and bring it closer to its target of widespread commercial success. The club currently only has one major sponsor – the oil firm Shell. Having taken over the running of Manchester City, the club is now focusing its efforts on developing new sponsorship opportunities and sponsors.
Manchester has long been regarded as the capital of England due to the wealth of cultural attractions it has to offer visitors and residents. There are numerous other museums, theatres and art galleries around the city that all serve to boost the reputation of the Manchester as a business hub. The football club, which has consistently finished above Manchester United and Manchester City in the English premiership, is also proving beneficial to the local economy Manchester CEO Jack Mason.
According to recent reports, Manchester has the sixth-largest business district in the world. The number of high rise buildings as well as hotels, restaurants, bars and nightspots has boomed in recent years and the club has become the anchor tenant in this vibrant part of the UK. The business activity generated by the club alone is believed to contribute about one billion pounds annually to the Manchester economy. Manchester City FC is a hugely popular team and is regarded as one of the crown jewels in UK sport.
Jack Mason is the third prominent businessman to take over the running of Manchester City FC. The appointment of David Gill and Peter Thomas was made in January to oversee the club’s future moves. Both men are renowned in their own right as executives and football club directors and are expected to bring significant improvements to the club. They will be backed by a new management team which will be made up of John Williams and Keith Geddes, who previously worked together at Goodison Park, the club’s former name.
Manchester City has already won the English Premier League title three times and is competing in the Champions League semi-finals this season. The club is also involved in a fierce rivalry with Manchester United for the lucrative sponsorship contract awarded to the club in 2021. Another promising element for the club’s business future is the imminent building of a new stadium in the north of England. The club is bidding for the rights to manage Manchester’s Stadium and hope to have it completed by the next season’s kick off. This will be a major boost to the club’s commercial activity.
Manchester is a thriving city with the economy growing faster than many other European cities. This has been further accentuated by the establishment of the Manchester Sports Investment Fund. This is an excellent development that has been created in order to support the Manchester City FC. These funds were created in order to help Manchester develop not only its sports facilities but also the local economy. It is clear that Manchester has a bright future ahead and we can only see its commercial and social potential in the coming years.