Leigh Leopards Owner Derek Beaumont’s New Role in £20 Million Town Investment

Leigh Leopards Owner Derek Beaumont Takes on New Role for £20 Million Town Investment

Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont, described on the club’s website as “a self-made, successful, mature businessman,” has taken on a new role that will see him involved in a £20 million investment in the town of Leigh. Beaumont has been the owner of the Leigh Leopards for a decade and also owns AB Sundecks, the title sponsor of the 1895 Cup.

The larger-than-life figure made headlines earlier this year by publicly calling out his social media team on Twitter. However, he has also led the club from the RFL Championship to the Super League for the first time and overseen their first major trophy in 52 years with their Challenge Cup victory last year.

Joining the Leigh Town Board

Now, Beaumont is taking on a new role away from the club, as he has been invited to join the Leigh Town Board. The board has been awarded £20 million over the next decade to invest in the town, and Beaumont’s appointment gives him an opportunity to assist in making “real positive changes” for the local community.

“As most people who know me know, I am extremely passionate about the town of Leigh and its townsfolk.”

The club has called on members and supporters to complete a survey to “empower” Beaumont to be their voice on the board. Beaumont expressed his honor and pride in being asked to join the important board.

Government’s “Long Term Plan for Towns” Initiative

The government’s “Long Term Plan for Towns” initiative has invested in 55 towns across the country, with Leigh being one of the selected locations. Beaumont will be just one of the members on the board, which is comprised of “local community leaders and employers.”

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