Ingram completes his Corby takeover

KEVIN INGRAM’S takeover of Corby Town has finally been completed.

The Leicester-based businessman has been overseeing things at the club since before the end of the season and they had hoped the issue would be resolved last week.

The delay of some paperwork meant the deal took a little longer than expected to be finished but Ingram has now completed his purchase of shares from David Mallinger and Graham Starmer and is the club’s majority shareholder.

Ingram will take on the role of chairman while Mallinger and vice-chairman Starmer have also accepted new roles within the restructured board.

“ Due to the complexity of the deal it has taken a while to get to this point but things are really beginning to take shape now,” explained Ingram.

“I am very excited. Corby Town is going to be a club that does things the right way.

“It is going to be a club people will want to be associated with and one other clubs will look at with envy.

“To achieve that we’re going to need everyone’s help.

“There is a lot of hard work to be done but I am confident we have the right people to help develop a club we can all be proud of.

“I am looking forward to working closely with new Borough Council CEO Norman Stronach and his team, as well as the newly formed Supporters’ Trust.

“They all have significant roles to play too.

“It is my ambition to build a highly-motivated football team who will become ambassadors for the area and wear the shirt with pride.

“We will do this in a sustainable and progressive manner.

“What this club needs right now is financial stability, we have to bring an end to the volatility of recent years.”

The club currently have no manager following Graham Drury’s departure at the end of the season.

However, Ingram expects to see someone in place soon.

He added: “I have been involved in the recruitment process throughout and as things stand, I hope to be in a position to make an appointment next week.”