In support of company growth, Matrix Fitness has strengthened its specialist UK hospitality, education and public sector sales team with the appointments of Richard Kirk and Matt Stackhouse as Hospitality team Sales Executives whilst Louiza Deevey has been appointed as Education Sector Sales Executive and Chris Porrino as Public Sector Specialist.
Richard joins the hospitality sales team with over 10 years’ experience in the industry whilst Matt brings knowledge of the fitness industry from previous General Manager roles. All enhance the team’s strengths in the understanding of health club management, sales, marketing and new business.
Nigel Tapping, Head of Sales Hospitality Sector at Matrix Fitness UK, comments: “With a valuable mix of operational, hospitality and sales experience, all our new appointments are perfectly placed to support our growth in the hospitality sector and ensure the highest level of service to our key accounts.”
Richard and Matt join the hospitality team which is led by Nigel Tapping, Head of Hospitality Sector at Matrix Fitness UK and overseen by James Blower, Matrix Fitness Director of Sales Hospitality EMEA & APAC.
Tapping adds: “The Hospitality and Spa sector is a fast-growing sector, evolving rapidly with innovation and customer experience demand and therefore we’re expanding our team to maximise service and opportunities within this sector as well as build on 2018 with a bigger team focused on this market and development plans and announcements that we will be unveiling later in 2019.”
The Matrix Fitness hospitality sales team had a record-breaking year in 2018, making this sector a strategic area for expansion. There is increasing crossover between fitness and hospitality, with growing expectations and demands set by the consumer allowing the Matrix Fitness team to be progressively creative and innovative with the hospitality and spa sector in order to collaborate and assist the design of some incredibly innovative and unique facilities.
Commenting on his new role, Richard says: “This role represents a great opportunity for me to explore a new avenue of the hospitality and leisure industry. Matrix is the fastest growing fitness company and it is exciting to be a part of that growth! I have always enjoyed working with people, building strong connections and client rapport and look forward to bringing this to my new role.”
Louiza Deevey joins the Education Sales team with experience as a sales consultant for David Lloyd Leisure and Chris Porrino brings his knowledge of the Public Sector to the team having worked as a Senior Development Manager at Sefton Council.
Matrix Fitness UK are currently hiring for two roles within their Education Sales Team, including Head of Sales and Sales Specialist. To find out more about job opportunities with Matrix Fitness visit www.matrixfitness.co.uk