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.

Peter Croney

General Manager

Peter brings a wealth of business experience from both fitness and a range of other sectors. Instrumental in building several businesses and most notably taking one company from £800,000 to £5m profit per annum Peter specialises in sales and direct response marketing. Peter is also responsible for the creation of the énergie fitness for women brand and has owned his own health and fitness clubs.

Fintan Donohue

Non-Executive Director

Fintan Donohue OBE is an established leader with over twenty years experience of directing large multimillion pound colleges in the UK. He has authored a book and many articles on entrepreneurship as a force for innovation and growth. He is an expert in organisational development and has successfully advised corporations across the UK on innovation andquality improvement practice. Fintan has been an integral part of énergie’s development over fourteen years and has assisted the CEO with planning and development throughout that period. As Non-Executive Director, Fintan brings strategic expertise in human resource development, marketing and leadership at a time when énergie is seeking to build a training academy and expand its reach into new markets.

Management Support Team

Vicki Harrison

Executive Assistant

Kalisha Robinson

Personal Assistant & HR Lead

Franchise Team

Simon Hayes

Head of Franchise Partnership & Development

Jez Whitling

Franchise Partnership & Development

Jeanette Bamford

Franchise Partnership & Development Executive

Kamso Wilson

Franchise Partnership & Development Administrator

Training, Fitness and Innovation

Ian Rushbury

Head of Training, Fitness & Innovation

Lauren Moate

Systems Implementation & Training Manager

Dean Zweck

Fitness & Product Trainer


Tom Burke

Head of Openings

Lewis Cooke

Property Acquisitions Manager


Lucy Brookes

Operations Manager North

Charlie Blunsdon

Presales Manager North

Mo Morley

Impact Manager North

Phil Hall

Operations Manager South

Dan Harris

Presales Manager South

Lee Bear

Presales Manager South

Dom Greenwood

Group Head of Compliance, Quality & Safety


Griff Shortt

Head of Commercial & Enterprise

Alysha Quinn

Franchisee Relationship Manager

Jay Hemming

Commercial & Enterprise Administrator


Andrew Croney

Head of Marketing & Communications

Tanya Sarkova

Senior Marketing Executive

Katie Collins

Marketing & Communications Executive


John Jempson

Group Finance Director

Klaudia Kubisztal

Financial Controller

Bethany Noble

Accounts Assistant

Sarah Harland

Accounts Assistant


Alan Ellis

Head of Procurement

Sarah Sammon

Procurement Manager

Front of Office

Sandra Murphy

Office Manager

Jessica Kratovil


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