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UK OPERATORS Valley Leisure


Address West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1QP Web


www.valleyleisure.co.uk Tel Web


Virgin Active Address


Active house, 21 North Fourth Street, Central Milton Keynes , MK9 1HL +44 (0)1908 546 600 www.virginactive.co.uk


Facebook /virginactiveuk Blog


Twitter /VirginActiveUK http://www.virginactive.co.uk/active-matters/blog


COMPANY PROFILE Our mission is ‘more people, more active’. We aim to be the leading social enterprise in the provision of sport, health and wellbeing and leisure for our customers. A proud recipient of the Social Enterprise Kitemark, we operate a socially inclusive approach. NUMBER OF SITES Four sites, all in Hampshire. PLANS FOR 2014 Continue to expand our business through an extensive programme of investment to ensure that we offer fantastic facilities to our customers – we are aiming for 1.1 million visitors over the coming year.


CEO: Kevin Paterson


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND A qualifi ed solicitor. Joined Valley Leisure as CEO in 2010 following a successful career in the private sector spanning law, fi nancial services and consultancy. A passionate believer in offering a broader range of integrated, joined- up services to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of local communities. BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN Always be yourself. PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT... One of my hobbies is breeding bulldogs.


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COMPANY PROFILE Virgin Active is a leading global health club operator that was formed in 1999. It set out to revolutionise the UK health club industry, putting members at the heart of the business and adopting a consumer-focused approach. This remains true today. Virgin Active’s vision is to enrich people’s lives through activity. NUMBER OF SITES Operating 271 fi tness clubs in the UK, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Australia, Portugal and Asia. PLANS FOR 2014 Signifi cant re-investment programme across the UK clubs. Continued investment into innovations for members.


MD: Matt Merrick


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Graduated in Economics from Durham University and joined KPMG. Qualifi ed as a chartered accountant before moving to Virgin Active as the group’s fi nancial controller. Became UK fi nance director in 2006 and UK MD in 2012. BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN You get nowhere in life if you opt for the path of least resistance. PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT... I once did three bungy jumps and a 15,000ft sky dive in the space of a week. Not sure I’d be as brave these days!


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