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ukfn appoints board members
A further four members have been
appointed as directors of the UK Fitness
Network (UKFN).
The new directors are Steve Ward
from Greenwich Leisure Ltd, Peter
King from Fusion, Karen Burrell from
Freedom Leisure and Ken Leggate from
Redbridge Sports and Leisure.
The quartet was elected at the
UKFN’s fi rst AGM earlier this month, to
help shape the strategic direction of the
Beaumont: Building relationships organisation and lead on specialist areas
such as IT, expansion and marketing.
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UKFN is a non-profi t company that
aims to link up the UK’s trust-managed
leeds esporta
leisure centres to make it easier for GLL’s Steve Ward: UKFN appointment
members of these centres to exercise.
Richard Beaumont has been The network currently includes 136 small trusts on the board, as well as a
appointed to the role of general sites across the UK. mix of important skills.
manager at the Esporta club in Phil Rumbelow, UKFN spokesperson, “We’re confi dent that, with the new
Leeds, Yorkshire. says: “We have an excellent balance of board in place, we can further expand
Beaumont joins Esporta after representatives from both large and the network across the UK.”
holding a number of roles in the
leisure industry, including stints as
operations manager at The Village
bannatyne names regional boss
Hotel in Bury and general manager
for Greens Health Clubs based in The Bannatyne Group has appointed MacGillivray began his career at
Shipley, Wakefi eld and Sheffi eld. Colin MacGillivray as its new regional Bannatyne in 2002 as fi tness manager
Beaumont says: “Esporta has a manager for the North East. at the club in Ayr. He progressed up
great reputation in the city and my MacGillivray will manage around 280 the ranks to general manager and then
focus as its general manager will be members of staff and oversee teams cluster regional manager before being
to build and strengthen that name. at Bannatyne Health Clubs in Carlisle, offered the senior management role.
“Some gyms claim to provide Chester-Le-Street, Coulby Newham, Nigel Armstrong, Bannatyne Group
a great service, but often fail to York, Darlington, Durham and Ingleby MD, says: “Colin has worked his way up
deliver. At Esporta, we’re dedicated Barwick. He will also be responsible for from ground level and this experience
to providing a fi rst-class service to the 50-bedroom Bannatyne Hotel in will set him in good stead in his new
build long-term relationships.” Durham and the region’s three Bannatyne role. We have very high expectations
Spa operations located within the for regional managers to deliver at the
Darlington, York and Carlisle health clubs. highest level for all our health clubs.”
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father of cv health dies hr director for dc leisure resort invests in fi tness staff
Professor Jerry Morris, the fi rst DC Leisure has appointed Clare Hayler Stoke Park Country Club and Resort in
person to discover the link between as human resources manager. She joins Buckinghamshire has appointed three
exercise and cardiovascular health, the company from car rental fi rm Avis, new members of staff as part of its
has died at the age of 99. where she spent six years. strategy to strengthen its health and
Born in Liverpool, Morris was Up until now, DC Leisure has wellness operations.
heralded as one of the most signifi cant outsourced its HR function to an Daniel Gray has been named the
fi gures in public health and the history external consultancy. resort’s new group wellness manager,
of British healthcare. Hayler explains: “This is the fi rst Sophie Mullings will take over the role
He made one of the most important full-time, internal HR position at of head of treatments, and Kelly Rush
discoveries in post-war health after group manager level. It’s a great has been appointed head of fi tness.
studying the link between lack of opportunity to help shape the future The positions have been created to
exercise and ill-health. direction of HR within DC Leisure and integrate the current Pavilion building
His research in the 1940s and ensure all our policies and procedures into a new Wellness Centre, offering a
50s demonstrated the link between are consistent and robust. I’m very variety of options across the resort’s
exercise and cardiovascular health. excited about the challenge ahead.” spa and fi tness amenities.
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