About

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Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust is an independent, democratic, non-profit organisation run by fans for fans. Our purpose is to help fans to join together and strengthen their collective influence over the way the club is run, and to improve the links between their club and the community it serves. Ultimately it’s about giving the most important group in any football community, the fans, a voice.

Board members are elected annually, and anyone who is a paid member of the Trust can stand for election. Trust Board members are fans and are not paid by or recompensed in any other way by the club or anyone else, we are a completely voluntary organisation.

We also have a number of Working Groups who support specific projects or initiatives and we’re always keen to have new members for these. However much or little time you have and whatever skills you can offer, we can find a use for you, so please do get in touch with us if you want to get involved!

 

THEN. NOW. FOREVER. FOREST.

Timeline

It seems a long time ago now but we're actually relatively young in Trust terms - there are some Trusts that have racked up double digits in terms of age! Some key milestones in our journey can be seen here.

April 7, 2016
Initial open meeting and vote on the formation of a Supporters' Trust for Nottingham Forest. 106 of the 108 supporters in attendance voted in favour!
October 29, 2016
Nottingham Forest Supporters' Trust is officially registered with the FCA as Community Benefit Society #7433
January 21, 2017
NFST launches membership and hundreds of supporters join within the first few hours
September 29, 2017
NFST announce that the Miracle Gates project has been given the green light by the club
January 18, 2018
The very first NFST Annual General Meeting is held at The National Ice Centre in Nottingham

THE BOARD

You can find information on our current board members here. From time to time, as demand requires, we co-opt members onto the board to support specific initiatives or areas the Trust is focusing on. This allows us to retain some flexibility and call on skills as and when they are needed.

Andy Caddell

In his native North Wales, where the liver bird was the badge of choice for most youngsters, the success of the Reds in the late 70’s started an affinity that would grow and grow before work (and perhaps the lure of being close to The City Ground) eventually sparked a move to Nottingham in 1987. As part of building and establishing a successful marketing agency based in West Bridgford, Andy has a range of business contacts complemented by his extensive experience in negotiation, persuasion, public speaking and working with senior executives of companies of all sizes.

Donna Jordan

With an extensive background in media engagement, communications and marketing, Donna brings a wealth of relevant experience in engaging people across a range of demographics and from diverse backgrounds. A season ticket holder for 25 years, Donna’s offer of help following the public consultation in April 2016 has been invaluable in establishing a strong social media presence, forging links with local and national media outlets and beginning to build relationships with key stakeholders across the city and county.

Elliott Stanley

As a freelance consultant Elliott works with a range of businesses of all sizes offering consultancy and guidance on all aspects of technology change and software delivery. Having spent the past year supporting the foundation of the Trust, acting as interim Chairman since early 2017, Elliott has played a central role in the creation of a digital presence, membership launch and fulfilment, output through social media channels and supporting TV and radio interviews on behalf of the organisation. Hooked since he saw his very first Forest goal at The City Ground (Des Walker’s only ever strike no less) on New Year’s Day 1992, Elliott is passionate about pushing NFST to become the model example of a Trust in the UK.

Nigel Langrick (Treasurer)

An AAT qualified accountant with a private local practice, Nigel brings expertise of working with small and medium sized enterprises across the full spectrum of financial and tax matters. Acting as interim treasurer for the Trust, Nigel has utilised his professional experience and personal skills to help manage the financial commitments to date. A regular since the more recent European exploits in the mid nineties, Nigel is a firm and passionate supporter of the Trust movement believing they have the potential to have a lasting, positive impact on the future shape of clubs alongside fostering positive communication with fans and the wider local community.

Steve Bennett

With professional, executive director level experience, significant background in business consultancy alongside supporting the establishment and ongoing development of three industry based membership organisations, Steve also founded a successful recruitment business in 2004. Attending his first game in 1967 he bought his first season ticket in that wondrous 77/78 season, travelling back from university in Manchester to watch games. As Steve closes in on five decades of visiting The City Ground he cites involvement with the Trust and the opportunity to contribute to its growth as a major factor in rekindling a love for Nottingham Forest that recent times had started to erode.