24 07 21 | Interviews

60 seconds with Stockport County President Steve Bellis

60 seconds with Stockport County President Steve Bellis

The role of Club President will see Steve continue his work on fan, sponsor and community engagement and a trusted advisor to the new ownership team.

In the third of our 60 second interviews, we had a word with Stockport County President, Steve Bellis, a life-long County fan and now in the top job! Some of Steve’s answers will be of no surprise!

Having had a forty year relationship with the club, during the 80’s Steve served as both Vice Chairman of the Official Supporters Club and served on the supporters’ Executive Committee, penning a well-loved satirical column on the back page of the Stockport Times newspaper. In 1989 Steve became Marketing Manager and went on to head up the commercial department from 1996 through to 2004. Following the departure of Sale Sharks, he returned as an advisor to the board in 2014 and became a club Director in 2016.

The role of Club President will see Steve continue his work on fan, sponsor and community engagement and a trusted advisor to the new ownership team.

What do you most associate with Stockport?
Stockport County, friendly people, great connectivity and Robinson’s beer!

Where are your favourite places to go for a walk?
Along the canal at Marple and around Bruntwood Park.

If somebody was visiting Stockport for the weekend, what would you recommend they do?
Watch Stockport County, enjoy a pint of Robinsons in one of the towns fabulous pubs and visit the Market Place and Underbank areas.

What is your favourite shop in Stockport?
I have 2 – the Stockport County Club Shop and Baker’s store on Hempshaw Lane in Offerton.

Where is your favourite place to eat out?
The Garam Massala Indian restaurant in Cheadle Hulme.

Which Stockport park is your favourite and why?
That’s tough as there are so many. I grew up very close to Woodlands and Woodbank so they will always have a special place in my heart but I love Bruntwood for its genuine family vibe.

What do you think makes Stockport special?
Other than the football club, the people are the towns biggest asset, there is a genuine warmth and friendliness in your typical Stopfordian. The location of the town in terms of transport links makes it a great place to live too.

How many bricks do you think there are in Stockport Viaduct?
Wow……I would have thought millions. 10 million?

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