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press release: Alliance Leisure

Alliance Leisure makes new appointments to support growth

08 Feb 2024
Jonny Curley has been promoted to the Development Board as Director for Scotland / Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure has made a raft of new appointments across the business to support its continued growth. The new appointments come as the leisure development specialist celebrates 25 years of transforming leisure provision across the UK.

Jonny Curley has been promoted to the Development Board as Director for Scotland. With more than 25 years in the sector, Jonny joined Alliance Leisure as Business Development Manager in 2022. Since then, he has driven the company’s leisure projects across Scotland, several of which start on site this year.

He said: “I was privileged to become part of the Alliance team two years ago and progressing to the board is a great honour. Alliance’s outstanding culture, team and leadership has been crucial to the company’s growth and I look forward to contributing to its continued progress in the years ahead.”

Alongside Jonny, Julia Goddard also becomes Regional Director after 22 years with the company having overseen 130 projects worth an investment value of £160m.

Stuart Thornton joins the company as Financial Director. A seasoned finance and commercial professional, Stuart has held a number of senior financial roles across a range of sectors most recently as Finance Director at the housebuilder Backhouse.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Alliance, a company that deservedly has a very strong and positive reputation in the industry. With a great culture and a strong team who have a track record of delivering exceptional results for clients, I know I will be working with the best in the business. I look forward to supporting them in the exciting times ahead,” said Thornton.

Jo Cameron also joins the team as Alliance Delivery Manager. The former Sales Team Manager at OneRen, the charitable trust providing leisure, culture and sporting opportunities in Renfrewshire, Jo has worked in both the private and public sectors. Based in Glasgow, she will support developments across Scotland in her new role.

And Steve Rose has been appointed as Alliance Delivery Manager serving the south east region. Steve, who has more than 15 years’ experience in and around the industry, has previously worked at Fusion Lifestyle, SIV and Sheffield City Council.

Paul Cluett, Managing Director of Alliance Leisure says: “I’m delighted to welcome these new members to the team. With a strong pipeline of projects across the UK, it’s an exciting time for Alliance Leisure as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. It’s imperative we have the right skills and expertise to service our continued growth. These appointments will help support our clients and the future success of the business.”
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On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Councillors and Officers from Hyndburn Borough Council met with Alliance Leisure and members of the ISG construction team to celebrate the start of works on the new, state-of-the -art, leisure and sports complex on Wilson Playing Fields in Clayton-le- Moors.
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Tel: +44 (0)1458 877558
Address: 2340/2440 The Quadrant, Aztec West, Bristol, BS324AQ, United Kingdom
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press release: Alliance Leisure

Alliance Leisure makes new appointments to support growth

08 Feb 2024
Jonny Curley has been promoted to the Development Board as Director for Scotland / Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure has made a raft of new appointments across the business to support its continued growth. The new appointments come as the leisure development specialist celebrates 25 years of transforming leisure provision across the UK.

Jonny Curley has been promoted to the Development Board as Director for Scotland. With more than 25 years in the sector, Jonny joined Alliance Leisure as Business Development Manager in 2022. Since then, he has driven the company’s leisure projects across Scotland, several of which start on site this year.

He said: “I was privileged to become part of the Alliance team two years ago and progressing to the board is a great honour. Alliance’s outstanding culture, team and leadership has been crucial to the company’s growth and I look forward to contributing to its continued progress in the years ahead.”

Alongside Jonny, Julia Goddard also becomes Regional Director after 22 years with the company having overseen 130 projects worth an investment value of £160m.

Stuart Thornton joins the company as Financial Director. A seasoned finance and commercial professional, Stuart has held a number of senior financial roles across a range of sectors most recently as Finance Director at the housebuilder Backhouse.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Alliance, a company that deservedly has a very strong and positive reputation in the industry. With a great culture and a strong team who have a track record of delivering exceptional results for clients, I know I will be working with the best in the business. I look forward to supporting them in the exciting times ahead,” said Thornton.

Jo Cameron also joins the team as Alliance Delivery Manager. The former Sales Team Manager at OneRen, the charitable trust providing leisure, culture and sporting opportunities in Renfrewshire, Jo has worked in both the private and public sectors. Based in Glasgow, she will support developments across Scotland in her new role.

And Steve Rose has been appointed as Alliance Delivery Manager serving the south east region. Steve, who has more than 15 years’ experience in and around the industry, has previously worked at Fusion Lifestyle, SIV and Sheffield City Council.

Paul Cluett, Managing Director of Alliance Leisure says: “I’m delighted to welcome these new members to the team. With a strong pipeline of projects across the UK, it’s an exciting time for Alliance Leisure as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. It’s imperative we have the right skills and expertise to service our continued growth. These appointments will help support our clients and the future success of the business.”
More press releases and updates from Alliance Leisure:
On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Councillors and Officers from Hyndburn Borough Council met with Alliance Leisure and members of the ISG construction team to celebrate the start of works on the new, state-of-the -art, leisure and sports complex on Wilson Playing Fields in Clayton-le- Moors.
Alliance Leisure has completed the refurbishment of two gym spaces at Sport Wales National Centre to enhance the workout experience at the home of Welsh sport, with more Sport Wales- funded projects underway, including the country’s first interactive squash court.
This month sees the public opening of the new build football hub within the grounds of Derby Racecourse, an event that puts a new marker in the sand for development partner, Alliance Leisure, as the company’s 250th completed project since its launch 25 years ago.
Walsall Council has launched a dedicated BOX12 boxing-based boutique training facility within the footprint of an established leisure centre.
Alliance Leisure has been appointed to work on the concept design for a new leisure centre for The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south-west London.
Alliance Leisure: news from HCMmag.com and FitTechGlobal.com
The UK’s most recently-formed local government body – North Yorkshire Council – is making wellbeing a fundamental priority, with the launch of a raft of new facilities backed by £47.9m (US$60.6m, €55.3m) of investment.
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Alliance Leisure: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Interview: Sarah Watts
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HCM People: Jamie Groves
Denbighshire Leisure’s turnover has increased by 25 per cent since 2021, so the developments have paid for themselves and more
Health is a national asset that drives prosperity at an individual and collective level. Alliance Leisure CEO, Sarah Watts, explains how the organisation is supporting communities through the reimagining of public sector leisure
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Alliance Leisure
Tel: +44 (0)1458 877558
Address: 2340/2440 The Quadrant, Aztec West, Bristol, BS324AQ, United Kingdom
Sarah Watts, ceo
Key personnel
Sarah Watts, ceo
Paul Cluett, managing director
James Foley, commercial director
Tom Fairey, development director
Paul Woodford, strategic engagement director
John Leaver, marketing & frameworks director
Julia Goddard, senior business development manager
Jonny Curley, senior business development manager
Key customers
Local Authorities
Leisure Trusts
Universities and Colleges
Plans for the next 12 months
Our company goal as we emerge from the pandemic is to stand side-by-side with partners and not just help the sector recover but truly thrive. We are constantly innovating and are currently exploring new activities, alongside best in class health, leisure and wellbeing solutions. We are committed to continuing to measure the social value created across our developments and use the National Themes Outcomes and Measures (TOMs) Framework.
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"Over the coming years, Denbighshire Leisure will continue to work with Alliance Leisure, breaking down investment barriers to ensure communities across the UK have access to the facilities they need to live more active, health and prosperous lives."
– Jamie Groves, managing director at Denbighshire Leisure
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