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press release: Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure Appoints New Strategic Director

01 Aug 2022
Andy will help shape the future strategic direction of the company / Parkwood Leisure
Parkwood Leisure is delighted to announce that Andy Farr will be re-joining the business as Strategic Director from September 2022.

Andy is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in the sector. He will immediately join our Board of Directors, to help develop and shape the future direction of the business.

Glen Hall, Managing Director of Parkwood said, “Andy is someone I hold in the utmost regard and I am absolutely delighted to welcome him back into the Senior Management team."

Andy commented, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to re-join Parkwood at this exciting time, building on the great work they already deliver across England and Wales.

"In particular, I’m looking forward to focusing on our place-based community well-being work. We will be working closely with specialist local partners and wider Parkwood Group companies across health, outdoor and indoor leisure and cultural services. Ensuring our services are inclusive, accessible and relevant to the communities in which we are privileged to work is a key measure for us.”

Andy will help shape the future strategic direction of the company, including seeking new business opportunities, driving innovation, improving third party partnerships and exploring wider Parkwood Leisure services.
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Parkwood Leisure
Tel: 01905 388500
Address: 3 De Salis Ct, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich Spa, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR9 0QE, UK
Glen Hall, managing director
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press release: Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure Appoints New Strategic Director

01 Aug 2022
Andy will help shape the future strategic direction of the company / Parkwood Leisure
Parkwood Leisure is delighted to announce that Andy Farr will be re-joining the business as Strategic Director from September 2022.

Andy is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in the sector. He will immediately join our Board of Directors, to help develop and shape the future direction of the business.

Glen Hall, Managing Director of Parkwood said, “Andy is someone I hold in the utmost regard and I am absolutely delighted to welcome him back into the Senior Management team."

Andy commented, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to re-join Parkwood at this exciting time, building on the great work they already deliver across England and Wales.

"In particular, I’m looking forward to focusing on our place-based community well-being work. We will be working closely with specialist local partners and wider Parkwood Group companies across health, outdoor and indoor leisure and cultural services. Ensuring our services are inclusive, accessible and relevant to the communities in which we are privileged to work is a key measure for us.”

Andy will help shape the future strategic direction of the company, including seeking new business opportunities, driving innovation, improving third party partnerships and exploring wider Parkwood Leisure services.
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Leading leisure operator, Parkwood Leisure, has reported a record-breaking January through its campaigns committed to promoting physical activity and community engagement across the country.
Leading leisure operator, Parkwood Leisure, has reported a record-breaking January through its campaigns committed to promoting physical activity and community engagement across the country.
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The Tarka Leisure Centre in North Devon, which reopened in June after a £15m revamp, welcomed 33,800 visitors in August – up 43 per cent from the previous year. Participation in July had increased by 33 per cent from the same month in 2021.
Parkwood Leisure
Tel: 01905 388500
Address: 3 De Salis Ct, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich Spa, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR9 0QE, UK
Glen Hall, managing director
Key personnel
Glen Hall, managing director
Giles Rawlinson, commercial & finance director
Alex Godfrey, operations director
Andy Farr, strategic director
Key customers
More than 30 local authorities and public sector partners across England and Wales including the London Borough of Bexley, London Borough of Lewisham, Boston, Cardiff City, Swansea, North Devon, Erewash, Vale of Glamorgan, Rushcliffe Borough, North Somerset, Bristol City, Nottinghamshire County, Cherwell, the Royal Parks and Sport Wales.
Plans for the next 12 months
Over the next 12 months, Parkwood Leisure will continue to work collaboratively with its partners to increase physical activity, tackle health inequality in the communities we serve and make a measurable difference to the quality of life of our customers.
Testimonial
“We have enjoyed a fantastic partnership with Parkwood Leisure for more than 10 years. They manage all of our leisure facilities including four leisure centres and Edwalton golf course, and the knowledge, expertise and experience they bring is first class. The slick operation they run, combined with innovative ways they’ve engaged local residents, mean we’ve never had a more physically active community and we’re excited to continue our partnership into the future.”
– David Banks, executive manager neighbourhoods, Rushcliffe Borough Council
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