New owner for Brewers as sale of club cleared by EFL

The new owners of Burton Albion FC

Burton Albion Football Club is under new ownership after the EFL cleared the path for the club to be sold.

Chairman Ben Robinson’s stake in the League One club has been bought by Nordic Football Group (NFG).

NFG has appointed Robinson as honorary chairman of the Club and he will also remain in an advisory capacity working alongside the new owners.

Ben Robinson Jr will also remain part of the Club’s operations and Fleur Robinson will return to Burton Albion as chief executive officer on July 1, after having held the same role at Wrexham for the past three years where the team enjoyed back-to-back promotions from the National League to League One.

The Club’s newly formed board of directors sees Ole Jakob Strandhagen appointed as chairman, NFG’s founder and CEO Tom Davidson as deputy chairman, Bendik Hareide as sporting director, while Kevin C. Skabo will take up the role of commercial director.

A statement from NFG said: “We are privileged and grateful for this torch to be passed on to us, and we take this responsibility of being the custodians of your football club extremely seriously.

“Over time, we aim to earn your respect and friendship through our execution of this responsibility. This opportunity means a great deal to us, and we understand that the future progress and performance of Burton Albion Football Club now rests squarely on our shoulders, as they have on Ben’s until today.

“We can assure you that we are committed to doing everything in our power to help move this football club forward as effectively as we possibly can, and to be proud ambassadors for the town and people of Burton upon Trent.

“We fully understand that for the supporters, it has been a frustrating and uncertain time lately because there has been such little official news since the end of the season. This is why we are so pleased to finally be able to officially communicate with you all now, and we intend to follow an approach of being accessible and engaged. This is very important to the way we wish to operate.

“Our gratitude goes to Ben Robinson. His unwavering love for this football club, the people, and the town of Burton upon Trent has been evident throughout our conversations, and he continues to underline just how important Burton Albion and the Community Trust is to him and everyone throughout this town.”