DORCHESTER Town FC have announced that local businessman Carl Mintern was co-opted on to the club’s board following a meeting of the Directors.
Carl’s appointment is expected to be confirmed by the members at the Club’s AGM on Wednesday, June 13th.
Carl lives on the Dorset/Somerset border, where he moved around 14 years ago having been raised in Muckleford near Dorchester, attending St. Osmund’s then The Dorchester Thomas Hardye School.
Carl now runs several businesses from the Mintern offices situated at Henstridge Airfield.
As a keen student of business, Carl has a hunger to learn about the business world and considers himself a natural marketeer. The desire for success, coupled with the overcoming of several personal Demons, including addictions, and mental health issues, culminated in being announced as businessman of the year at the prestigious 2017 Blackmore Vale business awards.
Carl uses his business to volunteer at local schools and charities, to help fill the budget gap left on school maintenance and the like.
Yeovil College has also obtained the services of Carl as an associate lecturer, where he leads classes to business students.
He said: “The fact it is a community owned venture, really excited me, and obviously with my deep roots in Dorchester I felt privileged to find that there was real value I could add to the club.
“My skills in finance and business will help me increase the club’s revenue and help to add to the fantastic work already done at the club to build a firstly stable platform, and then sustainable growth that I hope can in turn translate to success on the pitch.”
He went on to say: “It is a very exciting time for the club, with the new 3G pitch, and a multitude of unexplored opportunities to investigate. I certainly hope that I am able to deliver the results that I believe are possible”