The énergie team

Management Team

Jan Spaticchia


Jan is the Chairman and co-founder of énergie. With a widespread reputation for his entrepreneurial flair, leadership and vision, Jan has over 24 years’ experience in the Health, Fitness and Leisure industry. In this time he has taken several businesses from initial concept to successful established brands. As a highly sought after international speaker Jan has presented at major events in 15 countries around the world focussing on business development, entrepreneurship, motivation and management of change. A well respected industry leader with an eye for what makes a business tick Jan has an impressive and demonstrable record of achievement.

Neil King


Previously the Managing Director of 1Life Management Solutions, a leisure business operating predominantly in the public sector and managing c.40 leisure centres across the UK, Neil now operates as CEO bringing 25 years of experience within the private and public leisure industries to énergie. Neil’s successes also include working as Commercial Director at one of the county’s leading leisure brands, Everyone Active, where he grew this business from 12 facilities when he started to over 100 when he left, and rolling out 50 clubs across 6 European countries over 2 years while working as part of the Senior Management Team for Balance Fitness (which subsequently became Elixia Health Clubs). Neil has also been a board member of UK Active.

John Jempson

Group Finance Director

Holding extensive experience in FTSE 100, privately owned and PE (plus franchise) backed businesses across the hospitality and Leisure sectors, John brings a wealth of knowledge to énergie. Prior to taking on the role of Group Finance Director, John headed up the finance departments for both Riley’s Sports Bars and TGI Fridays, contributing to TGI Fridays being voted the best company to work in the UK in 2015.

Phil Hall

Operations Director

Previously a Divisional Operations Manager at énergie, Phil brings extensive knowledge and expertise to the role of Operations Director. Phil has spent the last few years working directly with up to 100 clubs in the southern region of the UK – whilst managing his own énergie Fitness Franchise. Prior to énergie, Phil worked as Senior Business Manager across the Topnotch Health Clubs, Fitness 4 Less and Livingwell health club brands.

James Cotton

Commercial Director

James brings over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, with a background in providing hands-on leadership, direction, and focus for business growth. His former positions included a start-up business which incorporated heading up the operations and growth of one of the UK’s largest franchise leisure brands to over 100 health clubs. More recently, he has provided consultancy to developing franchise brands, including working internationally, focusing on the emerging health care sector into Scandinavia and Ireland.

Management Support Team

Vicki Harrison

Executive Assistant

Kalisha Robinson

Personal Assistant

Front of Office Team

Sandra Murphy

Office & Admin Manager

Izzy Jennings


Franchise Partnership & Development Team

Simon Hayes

Head of Franchise Partnership & Development

Jeanette Oxley

Franchise Partnership & Development

Kamso Wilson

Franchise Partnership & Development Administrator

Commercial & Enterprise Team

Griff Shortt

Head of Commercial & Enterprise

Alysha Quinn

Franchisee Relationship Manager

Jessica Kratovil

Commercial & Enterprise Administrator

Property Team

Tom Burke

Head of Openings

Lewis Cooke

Property Acquisitions Manager

Heather Blenkinship

Property Acquisitions Manager

Jay Hemming

Property Administrator

Operations Team

Lucy Brookes

Divisional Operations Manager

Dan Harris

Presales Manager South

Lee Bear

Presales Manager South

Mark Pugh

Presales Manager North

Charlie Blunsdon

Presales Manager North

Darren Clifton

Impact Manager

Training, Fitness & Innovation Team

Ian Rushbury

Head of Fitness, Training & Innovation

Dean Zweck

Fitness & Product Trainer

Lauren Moate

National Systems & Operations Trainer

Dom Greenwood

Group Head of Compliance, Quality & Safety

Marketing Team

Andrew Croney

Head of Marketing & Communications

Tanya Sarkova

Senior Marketing Executive

Katie Collins

Marketing & Communications Executive

James Wood

Visual & Creative Executive

Finance Team

Klaudia Kubisztal

Financial Controller

Nicholas Anderson

Finance Business Partner

Sarah Harland

Accounts Assistant

Bethany Noble

Accounts Assistant

In-House Legal Team

Eve Gonsalves

General Counsel

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