3rd June 2015
Airdrieonians FC have a new chairman today as businessman Tom Wotherspoon takes control of the Club after purchasing a controlling stake.
Mr Wotherspoon spoke of the move in the following statement released to the press:
"Lanarkshire businessman Tom Wotherspoon has today announced that he has bought a controlling interest in Airdrieonians FC.
The move will see M & H Logistics Managing Director Tom Wotherspoon installed as the new chairman of the ambitious League One club.
Wotherspoon’s M & H Logistics have consistently given significant cash backing to a variety of football clubs from the grassroots to the Premiership. Now they have thrown their weight behind Airdrieonians FC.
As he looked ahead to a new era at the Excelsior Tom said: “I’m thrilled to have this chance to develop and improve one of Scotland’s great football clubs both on and off the park.
“The Ballantyne family has shown great passion, dedication and knowledge in guiding Airdrieonians and we will lean on that heavily for the way ahead.
“I’m a football fan with a solid business background and my heart is always in projects that I feel support the game in the right way.
“I believe football can have such a positive influence on so many aspects of life, the club should be the beating heart of the community and that’s my aim for Airdrieonians.”
Last season M & H backed Premiership side Hamilton Accies, League Two club East Fife and BSC Glasgow in the Lowland League.
Now the company will back Gary Bollan’s side as they bid for promotion to the Championship in 2015/16."
Further details will be released in due course.