Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Norwich City held its Annual General Meeting via a virtual conference call with the club’s shareholders on Thursday evening.
The formal business of the evening was completed and saw joint majority shareholder Delia Smith and director Michael Foulger re-elected to the board.
BDO were also re-elected to serve as independent auditors of the finances of Norwich City.
Finance director Anthony Richens then detailed some key takeaways following the recent publishing of the club’s recent annual report.
Steve Weaver, head of football development, then offered an insight into the club’s progress across its youth and academy setup over recent years, whilst outlining plans for further development at the club’s Lotus Training Centre.
The meeting concluded with a question and answer session, with the club’s directors and executive committee answering pre-submitted questions from shareholders.
Topics covered in the question and answer session included but were not limited to the below:
- The club’s use of the government’s Job Retention Scheme during the pandemic
- How the club are planning for the coming financial period
- Performances on the pitch during the 2019-20 Premier League season
- How the club plan to recruit new players over upcoming transfer windows
- Plans to honour Duncan Forbes, with a future announcement on a memorial area to be made
- How fans can support the club during this period and the importance of season ticket holders keeping their money in the club
- Reflections of the positive additions of Ben Gibson, Oliver Skipp to the first team squad
- Sebastian Soto’s situation and the criteria required for him to obtain a work permit, with work ongoing in this area