Dagenham & Redbridge a step closer to change in ownership at Glenn Tamplin-led consortium bid is approved by full and life members

12:30 18 October 2016

Glenn Tamplin has already invested in Dagenham & Redbridge after his company, AGP Steel, sponsored the family stand at Victoria Road (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Glenn Tamplin has already invested in Dagenham & Redbridge after his company, AGP Steel, sponsored the family stand at Victoria Road (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Offer received required number of votes at Monday’s EGM, but full and life members must still vote on whether to change club’s constitution

Dagenham & Redbridge took a step closer to new ownership on Monday evening after a the takeover bid from the Glenn Tamplin-led consortium received approval following a vote by full and life members.

Of the 49 full and life members in attendance at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Monday night, 37 voted in favour of the consortium’s bid, with the 11 abstaining and one spoiled vote.

With a motion having previously been passed stating that any bid would have needed just 50 per cent approval from those in attendance, it meant the Tamplin-led consortium was successful with just over 77 per cent of the vote.

The consortium were left as the only bidders for the club after a rival group, led by current presidents John and Brian East and also containing ex-Daggers defender Lee Goodwin, withdrew last week.

Tamplin, who has made his money in the steel industry, heads up a 10-strong group of investors that also includes first-team boss John Still (pictured left), managing director Steve Thompson, former chairman Dave Bennett, current vice-chairman David Ward, director Chris Smythe, local businessmen Glyn Hopkin, Mark Fitzer and Dennis Bean and ex-GB sprinter Jeanette Kwakye.

In total, the group are offering to invest a total of £1.225m over an initial three-year period, with an investment of £600,000 in year one followed by further investments of £375,000 and £250,000 in years two and three respectively.

Each investor would have a place on the board, along with at least one representative elected by the members or two if the supporters’ and members’ clubs agree to merge, with each member of the board entitled to one vote.

As leader of the consortium, Tamplin will invest the most, stumping up £725,000 in total for a 43.5 per cent share.

Bennett and Bean will both invest £75,000 each for a 4.3 per cent share, while in return for a three per cent share, Thompson, Still, Smythe, Hopkin, Kwakye, Ward and Fitzer will all put in £50,000 respectively.

The members would then retain the remaining 26.5 per cent.

However, it is understood that the full and life members must still vote on whether to change the constitution of the club to allow for outside investment.

Should the full and life members vote against this, then it will be a huge blow to the consortium’s hopes of owning Daggers.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

NBA Crossover is a cultural exhibition in London displaying the convergence of the NBA and popular culture through the ages (pic: Pitch).

Steve Nash will make an appearance at free event in Shoreditch to show support for exhibition in partnership with NBA 2K17 and Foot Locker

Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge is treated against Macclesfield Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers winger picked up a nasty injury against Macclesfield Town at the weekend

Paul Bradley in action for Romford & Gidea Park (pic: DNR Glover).

Steve Barfoot watches squad pick up a third consecutive victory at Crow Lane this season

David Knight has been released by Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Jimmy McFarlane boost squad with arrival of former Grimsby Town ace, but bids farewell to ex-Thurrock forward

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini hurdles a challenge from Chelsea's Willian during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

Who has won the pair of tickets for tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea?

Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge lies in pain against Macclesfield Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager worried by squad depth after picking up more injuries against Macclesfield Town

Yesterday, 19:25
Euan King in action for London Raiders in October 2013 (pic John Scott)

Goalie set for return to gold and blue

Yesterday, 18:00
London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson lets fly (pic John Scott)

London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson reflects on week 5 action

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now