There are 302 shareholders in Yeovil Town Holdings Limited, the company which owns land around Huish Park, according to recently filed paperwork.

However , the Confirmation Statement filed on Companies House shows that CV Leisure, the company chairman Scott Priestnall used to purchase the club, holds the vast majority of shares.

The filing shows the company holds more than 1.5 million shares each valued at £1 – 1,575,379 to be precise.

Land owned by Yeovil Town Holdings Limited is bordered in red – except the bit in mint green which is owned by Yeovil Athletic & Football Club Limited.

Other shareholders include Mrs Lock, the proud owner of 38,072 shares, A. Skirton the holder of 15,000 shares, and a raft other smaller shareholders.

Many shareholdings were bought by fans in the early 1990s when the club was on the brink of financial collapse and some notable names on the list include S.Rutter, presumably Steve Rutter, manager of the club at that time.

If you want to learn more about that time, listen to our podcast from July talking to players from that time, Mickey Spencer and Neil Coates – here.

A number of companies are also included among the list of shareholders including Westland Aircraft and the Western Gazette.

We assume the shareholding bought from former owners Norman Hayward and John Fry by CV Leisure makes up around 92% of the overall shareholding, the figure which was made public when Rob Couhig was seeking to buy the club in 2019.

This would give CV Leisure, of which Priestnall is the only director following the resignation of former director Errol Pope last September, full control over any decisions about the company.

Yeovil Town Holdings is the owner of land around the stadium at Huish Park with the exception of a strip of land alongside Western Avenue which is owned by South Somerset District Council.

Its directors include Priestnall and fellow director Glenn Collis.


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