Alliance Welcomes New Recruit

Greg Walker, formerly Sales Manager with Origin Fitness, has joined Alliance Leisure, as Business Development Manager. Greg will support the incumbent team to deliver a healthy pipeline of leisure developments across the UK.

“This new role will enable me to pull on experience gained from working in both operations and supply chain”, says Greg. “I started my career in various sales roles for private leisure operators and then, almost 20 years ago, moved over to the supplier side, working with Pulse Fitness and, more recently, Origin Fitness.

“Despite the pandemic, this is an exciting time to be involved in leisure development. Sport England’s new strategy has highlighted the role sport and physical activity can play in the attainment of healthy, happy and productive communities through the adoption of a whole system approach. This has the potential to unlock new and extensive development and investment opportunities.

“Alliance Leisure is already working with a number of local authorities who are incorporating leisure into their wider community ecosystems. Leisure development moving forwards will extend way beyond the regeneration of leisure centres, creating fully integrated active neighbourhoods that encourage and inspire movement. I’m really looking forward to playing my part in the shaping and steering of leisure development in the UK.”

Greg’s role started on this month (February 2021) and will see him initially supporting on projects across the whole client portfolio.

When Greg isn’t working, he likes to keep fit. You may find him out running on the roads around his home in Cheshire or embarking on a spot of fell running in the Peak District.

Having worked with Greg for many years through his various professional roles, I knew he would be an amazing cultural fit. Greg brings enthusiasm, integrity and a ‘go the extra mile attitude’ that is a perfect fit with our team and will also ensure we continue to deliver an outstanding service to our clients.

Sarah Watts
Sarah Watts
Alliance Leisure CEO