énergie Group, Chairman
Jan is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of the énergie Group. 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.
Systems & Technology Director
David has worked in the IT industry for 30 years and has run his own very successful company for most of that. After originally joining énergie as a franchisee, David then agreed to become the Systems and Technology Director responsible for all aspects of IT and technology, including infrastructure, strategy co-ordination and management.
The unique combination of a deep understanding of IT and his detailed knowledge of énergie has meant that David has had a massive impact on the business and the network as a whole.
He is currently managing a very ambitious project to implement a world class system which will underpin every aspect of our business and produce massive productivity gains across our entire operation.
Group Finance Director
Rob is a highly experienced, commercially focused and energetic senior finance professional. He spent the first 10 years of his Finance career at Dominos the phenomenally successful and globally renowned franchise chain.
Rob was a key part of the Franchisor team that expanded Dominos UK & IRL Plc from a market capitalisation of £26m in 2001 to £874.3m in 2010.
During this time, Dominos UK & IRL Plc opened 443 stores in their master franchised markets and grew the average weekly sales, for each of their shops, to over £15k.
Rob has spent the last four years at Network Rail where he served as Finance Director for their Property Division. Network Rail, with group revenues of over £6bn per annum, is one of the largest and most diverse property owners in the UK, owning many of the network key rail hubs and generating around £300m per annum.
Rob also has a broad base of commercial experience and strong background in franchising, joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and disposals, property development, property and asset management and property investment.
Head of Franchise Recruitment
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.
Regional Sales Manager
Franchise Recruitment Executive
Group Audit and Compliance Manager
Group Operations Manager
Assistant Management Accountant
Enterprise & Development Administrator
PA to CEO
Commercial Finance Analyst
Contracts & Procurement Administrator
Head of Training and Development
Matt has extensive Franchise Business experience as a former owner of one of the most popular food franchises in the UK. He is also currently owner of one of the énergie Group's largest UK clubs and uses his first-hand experience to drive all clubs to reach their maximum potential.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Mike brings management experience from a wide range of industries and has been involved with énergie for over 5 years. Starting as a General Manager in one of the largest clubs in the network he was quickly promoted to Sales & Marketing Manager for Scotland. His key responsibility is to drive sales and profitability within the network.
Director, Fitness Club
Jim is a Director of two companies operating Master licences for the énergie brand in Scotland and in Ireland. Having successfully set up the Scottish business with Dave Weir and Matt Roberts, Jim progressed to Ireland to manage the rebranding and training programme for 9 of Irelands best known health and fitness clubs acquired by Prime Fitness, an énergie franchisee in Leinster.
After 18 months in Dublin, Fitness Club Franchising Limited were formed and acquired the énergie Franchise Master License rights for Ireland. Having accelerated growth in Scotland and Ireland, Jim hopes that his 40 years’ experience in the Health and Wellness industry and the last eight years with énergie, will help consolidate their position as the number one brand in Health and Wellness in both territories.
In 2008 Edgars launched the énergie fitness for women business in Latvia. He has a successful background in a variety of businesses, including: marketing, sales and finance, as well as general management His work experience included such managerial positions as Marketing Director of SIA Tilde, one of Latvia's leading software companies, and Chairman of the board of AS Cesualus, Latvia's second biggest brewery.
He has been an entrepreneur since 1990, and has established and successfully managed several retail and wholesale companies. Edgars is enthusiastic about healthy living, fitness and sports. His interests include ice-hockey, Alpine skiing, and swimming. He has a 2nd Dan degree black belt and has won all-Latvia's karate competition several times.
An experienced industry professional Jonny heads up the Poland Master Franchise team alongside Julian Ward-Turner and Lee Rushby.
As one of Europe’s fastest emerging fitness markets, the expansion into Poland represents an exciting opportunity for the énergie brand.
“Pubs and restaurants woke up to the power of franchising years ago and énergie has now created the definitive franchise product for the fitness sector”
Steve Philpott, a co-founder of énergie who was formally the MD of David Lloyd leisure and who remains a shareholder and close friend of the business.