Chairman's Autumn Message
In December each year the Club Directors and Management Committee meet to review and approve the independently assessed Annual Accounts for the preceding financial year covering the period 1 June 2013 to 31 May 2014. Approved accounts are available here.
Commenting on the Revenue out-turn, I am pleased to report for a third year an operating profit of £11,426. This has again been achieved through the Club being privileged to enjoy the financial support from their Main Sponsor, Narden. Add to this the annual support received from Nairn's wider business community and the legion of unpaid volunteers involved in fund-raising and week on week assisting to keep Station Park fit for match day purpose. In accessing and placing a monetary value on this voluntary contribution it conservatively translates into an equivalent significant five figure sum's value donated year on year.
Having covered the Revenue aspect of the Club's affairs for 2013/14, I would now like to concentrate on the Club's Capital Investment from May 2011 to July 2014. Over this short three year period, and achieved during the closed season each year, some £172,329 has been committed to upgrading and improving the existing aging infrastructure of Station Park.
To illustrate the variety of projects undertaken, they are as comprehensive as realignment of the playing surface including the installation of new UEFA approved goal posts, creation of a new medical/first aid facility, providing new disabled ladies and gents toilet facilities, completion of the three phased Main Stand upgrade, floodlight upgrade to meet the SFA's Club Licence requirements, installing new twelve seat home/away dug-out provision, formation of new public stairways to the terracing area, and finally a new public address system.
None of these capital projects would have been possible without the direct financial assistance from the Scottish Football Partnership, a private benefactor, the Highland Council - Nairn Discretionary Fund, Nairn County Supporters Ground Improvement Fund, and the Club's own fund-raising activities.
Again I have to highlight the contribution made by unpaid volunteers who year on year undertake the annual maintenance programme at Station Park during the closed season to keep up the high standards necessary to maintain our SFA Club Licence.
In conclusion, as Chairman I would like to acknowledge the support received from my fellow Directors, Management Committee and Narden whose tireless contribution has made Nairn County's standing within Scotland something of which we can collectively all be proud.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.