York City Knights
Rugby league club York City Knights has appointed Garbutt + Elliott to provide accountancy and business services for the organisation.
Garbutt + Elliott has handled the club’s payroll needs since the beginning of 2017 and following this successful relationship has now been appointed to deliver a range of services to support further development of the club.
The Knights were bought by sports management consultant, Jon Flatman, in December 2016 and he has ambitious plans to turn the club into York’s leading sports club on and off the pitch.
Construction of an 8,000-seat community stadium is set to commence in October and the club is aiming to be a Championship Club within the next three years. It is also committed to developing a sustainable, growing financial model and contributing to the local community and economy.
York City Knights owner Jon Flatman said: “Our local community is something that is important to us as a club so we want to work with local organisations wherever possible to ensure we remain connected to the city.
“Once Garbutt + Elliott started to run our payroll so efficiently, it was an easy decision to pass our accountancy and business services requirements to the firm. I’ve been very impressed with the professional and friendly manner in which our requirements have been handled.
“Our potential for growth in the city and region is vast and I’m confident that our appointment of Garbutt + Elliott will help us achieve our goals.”
Once completed, the York Community Stadium at Huntington, will boast a range of facilities that will provide the environment for York City Knights to grow and develop into one of the leading rugby league teams in the area.
Garbutt + Elliott partner Jeremy Oliver said: “York City Knights have shown their commitment to the city and we are pleased to be working with them to fulfil their business aims. We are two significant organisations in York and it’s great to be working alongside the club in this exciting period of their development and we hope our appointment is the start of a long-term partnership.”
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