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Budget health club operator Pure Gym has announced that it has re-appointed company founder Peter Roberts as its chief executive. Roberts, who moves from


Harris joins Xn Leisure in a brand new role


David Harris named IT director of Xn Leisure


Leisure industry technology specialist Xn Leisure has named David Harris as its new IT director. Harris joins the company from global procurement group Achilles, where he held a number of roles – most recently group infrastructure manager. Harris’ role is a newly created


position, put in place by Xn Leisure in a bid to produce a “driving force behind the technical teams”. Harris says: “My role at Xn Leisure is


to ensure that the products and support we deliver to our customers maintain the solid foundation of quality and trust.”


the role of deputy chair, takes over from Tony Harris, who is leaving by mutual agreement aſter six months in the role. Roberts founded the


company back in 2008 and the chain has since grown to 38 clubs in the UK. “I would like to thank Tony


for his time with us,” Roberts says. “His hard work and corporate discipline have been much appreciated and I wish him the very best in his next venture. “I’m very pleased to be stepping back into


Pure Gym was founded by Roberts in 2004 and now has 38 UK clubs According to Pure Gym’s latest financial


the role of chief executive to continue to drive the business forward as a market leader in the sector.”


reports, turnover in the year to February 2012 was £16.4m, up from £6.3m in the previous year. EBITDA was £5.2m, up from £1.5m in 2011.


ukactive announces new board members


Fitness industry body ukactive has named the five senior professionals who have been elected onto its board. Andy McCabe, operations


Beattie is leaving énergie to pursue ‘personal goals’


Founding director of énergie leaves company


David Beattie, a founding director of fitness chain énergie Group, has leſt the company to pursue new opportunities. He spent 10 years with the company, with his latest role being brand and marketing director. “Te company is about to embark on a


new chapter and on a journey that will transform the organisation,” Beattie says. “It is therefore the ideal time for me


to take the opportunity to pursue my own personal goals across a broader portfolio of ventures.”


director of GLL; Martin Seibold, MD of Fitness First; and John Treharne, CEO of The Gym Group will all represent multi-site operators. Meanwhile, Dave Wright, chief executive of CFM, has been re-elected as the member for independent operators. Nigel Wallace, client services director of training provider Lifetime, has been named as the board representative for educational suppliers. Commenting on the new appointments,


ukactive CEO David Stalker says: “Following a successful rebrand in 2012, we enter this period


NEWS Roberts returns to Pure Gym


Lifetime’s Nigel Wallace is one of the new ukactive board members


with renewed focus and energy. I’m delighted to welcome our new board members and I’m looking forward to working closely with them over the next three years.”


Premier Global appoints Jon Haywood as new FD


Premier Global has appointed Jon Haywood as its new finance director. Haywood, who has previously held a


number of similar roles at large organisations, has been tasked with overseeing the line management of the finance and IT divisions


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of all of Premier’s three companies – Premier Training International, Active IQ and Active IQ Academy. He will work alongside Premier Global’s


CEO, Debra Stuart, to deliver the group’s three-year growth strategy.


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