Who is Matthew Ellis – the man set to complete huge Super League takeover

Wakefield Trinity have announced a new major sponsorship deal as the club’s takeover due diligence continues.

As due diligence is progressing in respect of the proposed acquisition of the club by Matthew Ellis, Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce a major new sponsorship deal with DIY Kitchens.

The club is also delighted to welcome Matthew to their Advisory Board during this intervening period. This board provides invaluable work for the club largely behind the scenes, and Matthew will add to these efforts particularly in the areas of fan engagement and player recruitment. Both this appointment, and the experience gained by Matthew from working with the existing team, will help to ensure a smooth transition over to his ownership should the due diligence process reach a satisfactory conclusion in the coming weeks.

Matt’s company DIY Kitchens has agreed to a very substantial sponsorship deal which will add fire power to our ongoing recruitment and retention efforts.

But who is Matt Ellis?

Well according to DIY Kitchens’ website, Ellis inherited the family company.

He started work for them back in 2002.

“Initially, he spent time working in each manufacturing department, learning the skills required to create our kitchens, from the Falcioni spray line through to operating our beam saw and delivering customer kitchens,” the website reads.

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