|Known for||Owner of
Contracting Solutions Group
Ray Trew is a businessman and football club chairman from Lincolnshire. He is a former board member of Lincoln City F.C. and owns a controlling interest in Notts County F.C., and Notts County Ladies F.C..
Trew achieved his wealth through recruitment, having founded Contracting Solutions Group in 1995. The company posted a £3.7m profit in 2009. Trew also maintains numerous other private companies.
On 5 August 2003, Trew became an Associate Director at Lincoln City becoming a full director at the end of the month. In August 2005 he was appointed Chairman of Football with Steff Wright succeeding Rob Bradley as Chairman of the Board. He departed in January 2006 after a boardroom dispute which saw manager Keith Alexander placed on gardening leave, then re-instated. In April three of Trew's companies then terminated their sponsorship deals with the club.
In 2006 Trew joined the committee of Lincoln City Ladies. In addition to an £8,000-per-season sponsorship through his SportsTV company, Trew provided additional backing of up to £10,000 to aid the club's promotion bid. In 2008 the club changed its name to OOH Lincoln Ladies, due to a sponsorship deal with Trew's Out Of Home marketing company.
On 25 February 2016 Trew stepped down as chairman of Notts County.
On 10 September 2016 Trew announced he had reinstated himself as chairman of Notts County.
Nottingham Rugby Club
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