About Phil

Phil Hodgkinson is a successful businessman, and owner of PURE Business Group, which employs almost 300 people in 5 locations nationwide. Phil sold his previous company in 2013 and he developed his current business into one of the most successful legal businesses in the UK.

It has been a number of years since Phil first became involved in and around football; both as an FA qualified Youth Coach and also a Football Intermediary, as well as sponsoring clubs through his business. It is through these links that Phil has developed an enviable contact book, spanning from Non-League to Premier League and he has the ability to leverage those relationships and his knowledge of football for the benefit of any club in which he is involved.

A very determined individual, Phil is used to succeeding in everything that he does, through a combination of hard work, endeavour, professionalism and the building of strong teams around him.

Joining Phil as part of the bid are Nigel Allen and Liam Watson.

Nigel is also a successful businessman and is involved within the legal services industry as CEO for one of the largest law firms in the country. As a long standing Southport fan and also a former board member, Nigel will bring with him a significant amount of passion, business acumen and a wealth of commercial experience in deriving commercial and sponsorship deals, through his own extensive contacts throughout many industries and acquaintances.

Liam Watson needs little introduction to Southport fans. In addition to his professional relationship with the club, he is also a fan and is one person who genuinely has a real knowledge of football at his level and an enviable list of contacts with players, coaches and managers alike. He has a proven track record for making significant profit from player sales over the years, and in successfully developing young talent.

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