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Active leisure consultancy Sports Solutions gets Grady

Active leisure consultancy Sports Solutions has strengthened its senior team, with the appointment of Richard Grady as director. He will be given responsibility for the development and delivery of leisure and sport facility projects. Grady brings a wealth of leisure sector

experience to the team, gained through the development and delivery of multi- disciplinary projects both with the private and public sectors.

The Fi tnes s Indust r y Association (FIA) has appointed Geraldine Tuck as its new operations director and added John Tucker to its public affairs team. Tuck will lead the FIA’s

membership engagement initiatives, enhance the level of service provided and oversee sector-focused projects. Meanwhile, Tucker has been

tasked with strengthening the FIA’s current partnerships, driving engagement with future partners, and implementing and managing key projects with major consumer brands. Tucker joins the FIA from

NEWS Tuck and Tucker join the FIA

Tuck has joined the association as its new operations director Blythe will represent Gladstone in the Midlands

Gladstone further expands its sales team

Gladstone Health and Leisure has expanded its sales team for the second time this year following a territory-based restructure. Antony Davies and Deborah Blythe will manage the South West and the Midlands regions respectively. Davies has a background in soſtware,

– having worked for Japanese company Amano – while Blythe has been in the health and fitness industry for 15 years, beginning her career with a small, independent chain before moving on to LivingWell as a sales manager.

New director of performance for UK Sport

Simon Timson, the current head of the England development programme and science and medicine at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has been named the new director of performance at UK Sport. Timson will be tasked with the role

of shaping the future of the UK’s high performance system to sustain British Olympic and Paralympic success in Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and beyond. Read more:

London 2012 organiser LOCOG, where he was responsible for operational relationships with local authorities, emergency services and partner agencies around the country. He was also responsible for integrating LOCOG’s operations with those of the co-host cities. Tuck joins the FIA from D2F, where she was sales and marketing director. She began

her career as a fitness instructor and has since worked in sales roles at Technogym, Stairmaster and LivingWell. FIA CEO David Stalker says: “John and

Geraldine were outstanding candidates in our recruitment process and bring a great mix of experience, expertise and insight to the organisation.”

Adam Bellamy named new Pure Gym CFO

Budget chain Pure Gym has announced the appointment of Adam Bellamy as the company’s new chief financial officer. Bellamy joined Pure Gym in mid-September, during which month the company opened four new clubs, bringing its total to 33. Previously finance director

of night club operator Atmosphere Bars & Clubs, Bellamy’s experience covers retail, hospitality and multi- site entertainment businesses. He is also a former finance director of upscale restaurant group D&D London. Bellamy says: “Pure Gym has demonstrated

a proven record of success in opening and managing affordable fitness clubs, and in a short period of time established itself as a market leader. I’m excited to be a part of the future success of this revolutionary business”. Tony Harris, CEO of Pure Gym, adds:

“We are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Adam as CFO. He has excellent and relevant experience that will

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Bellamy has a long career in hospitality, including a stint at D&D London

complement our management team as we continue our rapid growth. It’s testament to the Pure Gym business that we continue to attract high quality people.” James Jack, who has been finance director

since the opening of the first Pure Gym clubs in 2009, will now step down from the role. Jack will, however, remain closely involved in the business, both as a director and a shareholder of Pure Gym.

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