"BUSINESS AS USUAL" AT NOMADS
GAP Personnel say it's "business as usual" despite Stewart Roberts’ decision
to quit as chief executive of Nomads.
|Roberts quit last week.
Roberts was instrumental in Gap's takeover of the Deeside outfit in the close season, but club
president John Gray says that Gap managing director Gary Dewhurst has quashed fears they are
to pull out.
"I've spoken to Gary and there are no issues with Gap," says Gray.
"Stewart won’t be replaced so I will work closer with Gary and Gap to help fill
that role. But we are looking for a commercial manager on a full-time basis."
However, Gap are understood to be seeking additional investment from the local business community
to help bankroll the Nomads.
"It’s wrong for anyone to think that just because Gap are a very successful recruitment
company that it should be their burden alone to run the football club," says the departing
"That was never the plan. The plan was they would invest so much into owning the club
so they can use it as a marketing tool for their business.
“But, at the same time, like every football club in Wales and around the world, they
need local businesses to support them.
"Since resigning, I've had time to reflect on my time at the club and what sticks in my
mind is that the club is better off now than what it was when Gap first came in.
"Because of my association with Gap, I suppose it would be natural for some people to
think that, as I have left, they will follow suit.
"But as far as I’m aware, it’s business as usual and they will continue to
support the club," added Roberts.
7 December 2008