World Leisure Jobs - Russell Barnes is new CEO at David Lloyd – Glenn Earlam moves to be chair...
17 May 2021 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

01 May 2021

Russell Barnes is new CEO at David Lloyd – Glenn Earlam moves to be chair
BY Liz Terry

Glenn Earlam has handed the reins to Russell Barnes at David Lloyd Leisure

Glenn Earlam has handed the reins to Russell Barnes at David Lloyd Leisure
photo: DLL

In breaking news, HCM understands that David Lloyd Leisure's Glenn Earlam will move from his role as CEO to become chair of the business, with COO, Russell Barnes, stepping into the CEO role.

Barnes has been with DLL for the best part of six years, having moved across from Merlin Entertainments with Earlam in 2015.

Barnes was a divisional director at Merlin's Midway business, working with Earlam, who was MD.

David Lloyd Leisure is owned by TDR Capital, which bought it from London & Regional and Caird Capital in 2013.

TDR has €8bn invested across Europe and says it "seeks to transform businesses through 'operational improvements and high returning capital investments'.

On 4 January this year, DLL's auditors, Deloitte flagged up the detrimental effect of the pandemic on the business, saying the uncertainties surrounding government-ordered closures could cast "significant doubt" on the group and its future.

Speaking to HCM at the time, Earlam, said a significant number of leisure businesses had had to declare 'material uncertainty' in their accounts due to the pandemic and that DLL was in "very good shape prior to the lockdown" and would return to a similar position, once club closures come to an end.

David Lloyd is one of Europe’s largest premium operators, with 124 clubs – 100 in the UK and a further 24 across Europe. The clubs are managed under two brands – David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs.

The company has been creative in tackling the pandemic emergency, being the first national operator to reopen for tennis and then outdoor workouts and one of the first to launch a hybrid offering. Earlam has also been very active in lobbying for the sector.

We'll bring you more news as this story develops.



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Jubilation as group exercise reopens in most of the UK
Jubilation as group exercise reopens in most of the UK   17 May 2021

Indoor group exercise can recommence in England and Scotland today (17 May), as part of the easing of lockdown measures. England has today moved .... more>>
E77 to deliver €40m thermal wellbeing oasis nestled in Lithuanian forest
E77 to deliver €40m thermal wellbeing oasis nestled in Lithuanian forest   17 May 2021

Global spa, hotel and wellness consultancy The E77 Company is realising a new thermal spa resort and hotel among a historic pine forest in Lithuania’s .... more>>
Preidlhof reopens in Italy with refreshed wellness offering and spa updates
Preidlhof reopens in Italy with refreshed wellness offering and spa updates   14 May 2021

Italian destination spa Preidlhof in South Tyrol is welcoming back guests with new retreats, signature rituals, specialist therapists and freshly .... more>>
US gyms celebrate the end of mask-wearing
US gyms celebrate the end of mask-wearing   14 May 2021

Fully vaccinated people in the US no longer need to wear a face mask whether indoors or outdoors, following a new ruling from the Centers for .... more>>
Company profile


Precor

Throughout our history, we have been at the vanguard of fitness innovation and award-winning CV products.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

The gift of integration

The gift of integration

Premier Software has partnered with Smartbox’s gift voucher platforms Buyagift and Red Letter Days to help clients boost revenue streams. More>>




in this issue




World Leisure jobs




Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Sports Centre Assistant
Salary: £19,261
Location: Blandford Forum, UK
Company: Bryanston School
Tutors and Assessors
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide
Company: Future Fit Training
Team leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: Taunton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

16-20 May 2021

World health, fitness & wellness week

Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore


17-20 May 2021

Hot Springs Connection Conference

Quinns Hot Springs Resort, Paradise, United States



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Restaurants: Sharing the love
Famous restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. We found out more More>>
  Last word: The benefits of retreats
Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: Ireland’s wild side
The Wild Atlantic Way is helping tourists discover a whole new side of Ireland More>>
  Community: Bright Hart Lane
Grant Cornwell on the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s community work More>>


Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd