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Corden the latest departure from Arc

13 February 2014

NATHAN CORDEN has become the latest high-profile departure from Arena Racing Company after quitting his job as head of commercial development at Southwell, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

Corden, who has worked in the industry for 24 years, left on Monday by mutual consent, the latest Arc management departure following the news Fontwell general manager Tracy Skinner will follow him through the exit door on February 24 after deciding to pursue a career outside the sport.

Arc was formed in 2012 following the merger between Northern Racing and Arena Leisure, since when a number of familiar faces have bowed out, most notably group chairman Lord Howard of Lympne, who resigned following a fallout with multi-millionaire owners David and Simon Reuben.

Corden, 40, whose father Terry owns Nottingham greyhound stadium, where he has also been employed, joined Arena Leisure in November 2004 and, apart from a four-month break in 2008, had played a pivotal role in the commercial development of the three Midlands tracks.

He said: “I have left the company by mutual consent. I had eight fantastic years with Arena Leisure plc and then I worked for Arc for 22 months.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their fantastic support over the years at Southwell, and also Wolverhampton and Worcester. The staff have been first class and the customers have been first class and we have always had a good rapport.”

Corden added: “I have a few irons in the fire and I’ll be exploring them over the next few weeks.”

An Arc spokesperson said: “We wish Nathan every success in the future.”

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