Branching out - new ways to engage

Session Overview

Paul and Andrew will look at and discuss the changing scope of our industry and what we can do to engage further with an increasingly inactive and uninspired nation. An opportunity to look at some of the changes we can make to our facilities moving away from traditional leisure.

Alliance Leisure and Inverclyde Leisure will lead the session looking at the changes Inverclyde Leisure have made to their facilities and the impact it has had on the wider community through engagement and increased awareness.

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Paul Cluett, Alliance Leisure

Since graduating in Sports Science, Paul has spent the last thirty years working in the leisure industry across public and private sectors. Prior to joining Alliance, Paul was employed by Parkwood Leisure as Managing Director and was a principal consultant with Capita before joining Quality Leisure Management in 2004 as a Director. He joined Alliance Leisure Services in 2008 where he is Managing Director. Paul was heavily involved in the formation of CIMSPA and since stepping away from the Board has remained a member of the Audit and Probity Committee. Paul is married, has 3 children, is a keen walker and claims to play pool (badly)!

Andrew Hetherington, Inverclyde Leisure

 Andrew has spent 17 years working in leisure industry across public and private sectors in a variety of different management roles. Prior to joining Inverclyde Leisure 6 years ago Andrew worked for North Lanarkshire Leisure, David Lloyd Leisure and Glasgow Life.  This has ensured a broad scope of knowledge & experience across the Scottish leisure industry.  Andrew is currently studying a Master’s degree in Business Management.

Andrew is married with 2 young children and enjoys playing golf and watching football in his (limited) spare time.