Filmed ahead of the announcements on planning permission being granted for the new training ground and the launch of the QPR Bond, this interview with Amit Bhatia sees the Chairman discuss the Club’s vision and change in strategy from the QPR of a few years ago, the importance of the new training ground and how supporters can play a part in its development.
The Chairman was keen to admit the mistakes of the past.
"Of course, in the recent past it has been difficult," he said.
"Some of it – we have to say – it was bad decisions by us. We could have done better. We now want to build a sustainable football club. No longer are we in a situation where someone can just throw money at a club or at a problem to buy success."
On the training ground, he was clear on the expectations for the new development, explaining: "Our vision is to build something that is state-of-the-art, one that has many pitches, rehab centres; that uses the latest technologies to help us to give the players everything to achieve success.
"The new training facilities will not only progress us as we look to bring more players to the system, but attract more players, give them the best chance of success, of learning, of developing – in an environment they love to spend time in."
While the priority period of investment is underway, those interested to invest can register to receive an alert when the investment opens to the public, should there be any allocation still available at the end of the priority period.
The QPR Bond has been designed to enable supporters to play their part in creating the exciting next chapter for the Club, by investing alongside the Shareholders in the Heston project.
The key terms of the QPR Bond are as follows:
- 8% interest per annum (5% cash, 3% in Club Credit redeemable on tickets & merchandise)
- 25% cash bonus if QPR promoted to the Premier League by 2025/26
- Eligible for tax-free returns through an Innovative Finance ISA
- Minimum investment £500
Register now at www.tifosy.com/qpr to receive an alert when the investment opens on Thursday 14th October.
Please note that investment in a security of this nature, being an illiquid investment, involves a substantial degree of risk and returns are not guaranteed. An explanation of the risks and the full terms and conditions is available at www.tifosy.com/qpr.
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