Profile – Richard Hurst
Richard is a qualified designer and creative director at WPA Pinfold.
He has extensive experience in strategic development and brand management within the fitness industry, including award winning brand creation for fitness facilities in the UK and US.
Richard has also worked on brand development and communications for international wellbeing and nutrition brands, as well as brand packaging ranges for international fitness equipment manufacturers that have led to new multi-national listings.
Potential – Scott McGarry
Scott McGarry is the founder of the Scott McGarry Group, which comprises Scott McGarry Health and Fitness (National Fitness Awards’ National Gym of the Year 2016), Scott McGarry Personal Training (NFA Gym Based PT of the Year 2015) Gladiator Training and Eazy PT.
Away from the gym floor, Scott is highly regarded in marketing and entrepreneurism and last year was recognised with a Young Entrepreneur Award.
He is a frequent speaker at events on fitness, health and leadership and has delivered talks at venues including Ulster University.
Profit – Duncan Jefford
Duncan Jefford is a luminary in leisure management and currently regional director with Everyone Active, a leading operator managing 150 leisure facilities nationwide.
Renowned for his ability to positively impact business profit, without compromising on quality or service, Duncan has been instrumental in the company’s extensive growth, increasing the number of operational sites five-fold and growing turnover from £30m to £165m.
He is an advocate of a wholly commercial approach, believing local authorities must recognise the importance of a profit-driven operational style, or risk closure.
Duncan is regularly called upon for his expertise on the topic by the sector’s leading publications.
Presence – Ben Coomber
Ben is a performance nutritionist, educator, speaker and writer.
He has the UK’s number one rated health and fitness podcast on iTunes – Ben Coomber Radio – with regular Q&As and expert interviews.
Ben also runs Body Type Nutrition, an online nutrition coaching company that also runs a multi-level, online nutrition course, the BTN Academy.
Ben is also the owner of Awesome Supplements.