Leisure Energy is a sector leading company that specialises in devising, developing and delivering bespoke capital improvements to leisure facilities that help leisure providers to significantly reduce their running costs, reduce carbon emissions and improve customer participation.

 

Mission Statement

We believe sport and leisure are an essential part of wellbeing and that reducing energy is good for everyone. We feel passionately about providing financially sustainable leisure facilities which provide a high quality environment for the local community to enjoy.

This improves the customer experience and encourages participation in sport and leisure and for people to engage with a healthy and active lifestyle.

Local authorities and leisure trusts work with Leisure Energy because our energy saving solutions offer a low risk solution to saving money and reducing energy consumption.

Graham Clarkson, Director

Graham has over 20 years’ experience planning and delivering leisure projects for public and private sector clients and has an MBA in project management. He has outstanding skills in designing leisure schemes which drive up revenue and participation which has been repeatedly demonstrated by sharp increases to memberships after project completion.

 

Neil Bland, Managing Director

Neil has worked in the energy industry for nearly 20 years and has vast experience of energy projects in all types of retail, public sector, commercial and industrial buildings. Notable blue chip businesses he has worked directly for include the University of Manchester, Tesco, Centrica and Viridor. He has also worked as a consultant to many companies such as Sainsbury’s, Pret a Manger, Prezzo and various NHS Trusts. As well as energy reduction projects, Neil has also run an energy procurement consultancy team, data analytics teams and maintenance teams.

Tim Hewett, Business Development Director

Tim has a detailed knowledge of the leisure sector as a result of working in the industry for nearly 40 years. Before joining Leisure Energy, Tim was Business Development Director at Places for People Leisure one of the country’s largest leisure management operators, where he played an instrumental part in the company’s successful and sustainable growth over the last 22 years. He has also sat on a number of industry boards including the RIBA panel of leisure experts, represented private leisure centre operators on the main board of ukactive in its former guise, Fitness Industry Association and the Institute of Leisure & Amenity Management, now known as the Chartered Institute for the Management for Sport and Physical Activity.

Huw John, Technical Director

Having worked with major energy players such as Brother Industries, NIFES Consulting Group and Honeywell Building Solutions, Huw has extensive experience of energy management, energy consulting and energy engineering. As a core member of energy engineering teams, he has identified, developed and implemented guaranteed energy and renewables savings worth over £4,000,000 across a diverse portfolio of customer sites. He is Certified Measurement and Verification Professional, a Chartered Energy Manager and a Certified Energy Manager.

Liz Burton, Communications and Sales Manager

Liz has worked within the leisure industry in a Business Development capacity for 16 years for Places for People Leisure producing high quality leisure management tenders covering both Design, Build, Operate and Maintain and Best Value contracts. The role involved extensive liaison with local authority clients, building contractors, architects and legal advisors. Additionally, within this role, Liz was responsible for the procurement of equipment for new build facilities for values of up to £1.2m per project, ensuring both on time delivery and budgets were maintained. Her previous experience includes working at Morgan Sindall within the business development team.

Georgina Campbell, Project Manager

Georgina has an engineering and energy background, having worked as a Project/Contract Manager for several companies including Avanti Gas, Orona and SCX Special Projects and being responsible for large scale bespoke installations. This has involved site management on nuclear power stations and large gas depots. Additionally, she has been involved in the production of CDM and Health & Safety documentation introducing new structures and systems.