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About Bill Bratt
The Port Vale supporter was a key figure in the Valiant 2001 group which took over ownership of Port Vale FC in 2003. Bratt was named chairman and was in that role from 2003 to 2011.
He was awarded an MBE in 2009 and was a key figure of the sponsorship of the club by Harlequin Properties. However, after the club’s relegation in 2007, the rejection of a takeover bid by Mo Chaudry, a series of fans protests against the board and an acrimonious EGM he resigned as chairman in July 2011.
The Port Vale Supporters Club have issued a statement which contradicts press reports of a personal donation to the club’s academy by former chairman Bill Bratt.
A report says that former Port Vale sponsors Harlequin Property has applied for its sales arm to go into administration. The company has taken more than £300m in deposits from at least 6,000 investors for off-plan luxury holiday accommodation across the Caribbean since 2006. However, it has so far built just around 300 of the thousands […]
Port Vale’s former club sponsors, Harlequin Property, once described as the “best sponsors the club have ever had” have been reported to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), it has been claimed.
Port Vale’s former club sponsors, Harlequin Property, are the subject of a formal alert issued by the Financial Services Agency (FSA).
Following Director Mike Lloyd’s claim that the board were only partially to blame for the club’s finances and that fans’ protests and historic debt also contributed, CEO Perry Deakin has now claimed that former Chairman Bill Bratt is also to blame.
In Rob Fielding’s latest opinion piece “One Vale View” the OVF founder responds to recent comments from Chairman Bill Bratt about Tricell in the Sentinel newspaper.
CEO Perry Deakin says he will buy £100,000 worth of Port Vale shares as he bids to become a Port Vale director. The chief executive has pledged to purchase 20,000 shares and if he elected he will replace ex-chairman Bill Bratt, who, along with fellow director Glenn Oliver, are both standing down following fans protests.
In a stormy EGM, Port Vale shareholders have cast a vote of no confidence in the current board and voted out two directors.
Chairman Bill Bratt has attacked potential investor Mike Newton for negotiating in public. Bratt told the Sentinel: “I don’t believe that we should be negotiating in the public arena. Certain people have gone out into the media and blown it up. “It’s not the correct and professional way to deal with it. “We all agreed confidentiality […]
Bill Bratt has told the Sentinel that he intends to stand down as chairman and CEO at the end of the season. Bratt told the newspaper: “As long as the club are on a safe financial footing, it would be nice to let somebody else do the job,” said Bratt, who will be presented with his […]
Port Vale midfielder Dave Brammer has attacked chairman Bill Bratt after he received a text message to be told he would not be retained.
Bill Bratt says that fan protests last weekend have made the Vale board “stronger” and determined to show the fans their worth. Talking to the Sentinel Bratt said: “Because we’re getting this aggravation, it is making the board stronger. “At the end of the day, we want to show the fans that we want to […]
Despite the manager being in charge for 31 matches (and Lee Sinnott was dismissed after 44 games) Bill Bratt has claimed that Dean Glover needs ‘more time’ Bratt told the Sentinel: “We have got to get money in to buy better players with the budget being as low as it is. But Dean deserves more […]
The Sentinel has revealed that the Valiants are yet to agree a compensation package with former manager Lee Sinnott. Sinnott left his post three months ago and was recently linked with the vacant post at Bradford Park Avenue. Vale chairman Bill Bratt told the newspaper: “As far as I’m concerned I wish Lee all the […]
The Evening Sentinel is reporting that supporter groups have backed Chairman Bill Bratt’s decision to turn down two approaches for Port Vale that would have put the club’s “future in danger” The Vale Chairman reportedly told the Sentinel Sunday that two approaches had been rejected in the last six months. The Vale chairman said that […]