13th September 2021 is the tenth anniversary of the infamous “Blue Sky” investment into the football club. We remember those controversial events…
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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.
Bill Bratt didn’t make donation: 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.
Port Vale sued by shirt sponsors: club are being sued by current shirt sponsors Harlequin Properties, the Staffordshire Sentinel has revealed. The news of the legal move is another highly damaging and embarrassing episode for the club’s underfire board.
In Rob Fielding’s latest “One Vale View” column he revisits an old article and repeats his request for the board to demonstrate their alleged “appetite for change” in light of appeals for information from NLV and Mark Sims. Rob also asks whether Micky Adams will put his money where his mouth is and is happy […]
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.