Glenn Tamplin has given an exclusive interview on his plans for Billericay Town when his takeover of the Ryman Premier’s Blues is finalised.
Tamplin is set to take the helm at New Lodge after Billericay Town chairman Steve Kent confirmed he’s agreed to sell his majority stakeholding to the former Non-League player ahead of their 1-1 draw with Harlow Town at the weekend.
Tamplin spoke to Essex-based Phoenix FM about his seven year development plan for the club to reach out into the community after switching his attentions to the Blues from Dagenham & Redbridge.
A consortium he is leading had hoped to pump £1.25m into the Daggers over an initial three-year period before the takeover collapsed on the verge of completion last week at an extraordinary general meeting.
Blues chairman Kent backed Tamplin and his group in a club statement confirming the imminent change at the top and hailing the National League club’s loss as their gain.
He said: “I have agreed to sell, subject to contract and completion, my majority shareholding in Billericay Town FC to Glenn Tamplin. Grant Gordon has also agreed to sell his remaining shares to Tamplin. All parties are keen to complete as soon as possible.
“Glenn is a very successful businessman and a former Non-League footballer who is keen to take on a Non-League football club and move them up the pyramid. He first made enquiries about Billericay several months ago but when an opportunity arose with Dagenham & Redbridge he understandably chose them as his preferred choice.
“However, due to difficulties in making a deal happen with a members` club, Glenn came back to us all the more determined to fulfill his dream at Billericay. So what has been a big loss for Dagenham is now a massive gain for Billericay.”