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UK OPERATORS


The Bannatyne Group Address


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Email Web


Power House, Haughton Road, Darlington, DL1 1ST +44 (0)1325 356 677


nigelarmstrong@bannatyne.co.uk www.bannatyne.co.uk


Bay Leisure Address


Tel Web


The LC, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3ST


+44 (0)1792 466 500 www.thelcswansea.com


COMPANY PROFILE Bannatyne’s Health Clubs targets a broad demographic and has a holistic approach to exercise and wellbeing. The brand is designed for people with a passion for living a healthy lifestyle, be they beginners or experienced health club users. It offers state-of-the-art equipment, an extensive range of group exercise classes, swimming pools, saunas, steamrooms and spa pools. Owned by chair Duncan Bannatyne, the group also operates spas and hotels. NUMBER OF SITES 61 health clubs and 33 spas in England, Scotland and Wales. PLANS FOR 2014 Expand (clubs and spas) subject to the right opportunities.


CEO: Nigel Armstrong


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT). Started a career in accounting before entering the leisure sector. Became CEO of Bannatyne Fitness in 2005. BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN ‘Count to 10’, but also don’t worry about being disliked – simply express your professional opinion PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT... I have a passion for watches/clocks and enjoy my weekly ritual of cleaning and winding my collection of timepieces.


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COMPANY PROFILE Bay Leisure is an independent, not-for-profi t company based in Swansea, Wales, which works closely with the City and County of Swansea. Bay Leisure operates the fl agship site in the centre of the city – the LC – which features the country’s largest indoor water park. NUMBER OF SITES Four sites: The LC, two Simply Gyms (one including Simply Play) and 360 Beach & Watersports (in partnership with Swansea University). PLANS FOR 2014 Bay Leisure aims to continue to look for ways to invest, develop and expand the business.


CEO: Richard Proctor


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Over 20 years’ experience in the private and PLC leisure industry, including Fitness for Industry, Pace Fitness (Australia), Cannons H&F and David Lloyd Leisure. Founded Bay Leisure. A chartered member of CIMSPA. BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN Choose your attitude: positivity, passion and energy go a long way. And ’life is not a rehearsal’ – make the most of it, do a job you feel passionate about, make a difference. PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT... I became addicted to surfi ng after I turned 40.


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