SPEEDWAY: BIRMINGHAM owners David and Peter Mason have appointed Lee Kilby as the club’s new commercial manager.
Kilby, son of Swindon Robins legend Bob, takes over from Joe McLaughlin who leaves the Brummies after almost a decade in the role.
The Masons have been impressed with Kilby and his work during Swindon’s Premiership title winning campaign this season and were quick to offer him the chance of taking up an extra position in the sport.
David Mason said he discussed the situation with the outgoing promotion team, which includes Graham and Denise Drury and Tony Mole.
He said: “We wanted to know what runs like clockwork and what could do with a bit of tweaking.
“That enabled us to identify what we will stick with and the couple of areas where we want to put our own stamp on things.
“The club must say a big thank you to Joe McLaughlin who’s done a great job from what I’m told over several years at Perry Barr and we wish him all the best for the future.
“But we want to try and help the club progress even more and take a few more steps in the right direction.
“Yes it’s still about securing plenty of sponsorship, but we also wanted someone who can get heavily involved on race nights and bring a different type of experience to sponsors, team partners and supporters too.
“Lee ticks every single box for someone you want working on your side behind the scenes.
“He’s enthusiastic, he’s eager, he’s keen to get stuck in and he lives and breathes the sport.
“The work he’s done with Swindon this year has helped bring such a positive vibe to The Abbey Stadium and we’re hoping he’ll have a similar impact at Perry Barr too.”
Kilby visited Perry Barr for the very first time in Birmingham’s final meeting of the 2017 season against Coventry for Tony Mole’s Farewell fixture.
He feels the club is in a great position and is thoroughly looking forward to linking up with the two-time National League Champions
“When I came to Tony’s Farewell meeting the other week, I was absolutely blown away by everything,” Kilby said.
“The facilities Birmingham have got are outstanding – the stadium and hospitality boxes are some of the best I’ve seen in the sport, the track looks great, and the fans were brilliant.
“I’ve already spent a lot of time looking at the local area, what we’ve got in the vicinity of Perry Barr and there are several exciting possibilities which I can’t wait to get stuck into and explore further.”