2 October 2018

Keeping Warriors at the heart of Worcester

Keeping Warriors at the heart of Worcester was central to the sale of the club to its new owners, according to Alison Scott, who led on the deal for Harrison Clark Rickerbys.

Partner and corporate lawyer Alison said: “It was vital that we found the right kind of buyer because Warriors is such a central part of the city’s life. It was very important to the club that it could stay at Sixways, where businesses have grown up around it, and that staff and fans were reassured about its future.

“Every deal is different and in this case, the fact is that the stakeholders encompass so many different groups of people – fans, staff, players, residents, all the business in the supply chain; the list is a long one. We were delighted to have brought it all to a successful conclusion and we look forward to seeing the club flourish under its new owners.”

The consortium which has bought the club brings together finance specialist Errol Pope, Jed McCrory and Scott Priestnall, along with former Saracens and Sale flanker David Seymour. They take the club on from former owners Sixways Holdings Ltd.

Bill Bolsover, Warriors chairman, said: “Working with Alison and her team was rewarding because throughout the inevitable challenges associated with a deal of this kind, they stayed focused on doing a deal which gave all our stakeholders the best outcome possible both for now and into the future. They are a pleasure to work with and I would recommend the Harrison Clark Rickerbys corporate team without hesitation.

“We’ve worked with the firm for some years and they always demonstrate attention to detail and professionalism. Alison and Mandip Riar understand our ethos and the most important elements of the sale, and have been a central part of our team. We’re looking forward to taking the club to the next level.”

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