Phill Sykes: Commercial Director
Phill started his career in the Royal Marines working as a musician on board the Royal Yacht Britannia where he travelled the world providing music for the Royal Family. After thirteen years he decided on a change of career and trained as a Personal Trainer where he secured a position as a sports rehabilitation specialist with David Lloyds helping people recover from injury and major surgery. Phill spent two years in this position before joining the management team with the clear aim of driving income across all sports and activities in the health club. After six very successful years in this role Phill moved across to the Sales and Membership department to help grow the business for future investment.
After eight successful years with David Lloyd Phill took the General Managers position in a large Virgin Active health club in Wimbledon where the same ‘Customer First’ approach saw the club out perform its targets to deliver £127k over budget.
Following a relocation to Wales, Phill started as Area Manager for Evans Cycles before taking up the position of Commercial Director with Aneurin Leisure.
Paul Beckett: Finance Director
Originally from Liverpool, Paul attended university in Cardiff and graduated with a BSc in Chemistry and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Subsequently Paul has worked in a number of senior management positions in finance departments of various NHS trusts in South Wales.
In 2004, Paul transferred to a company providing outsourced accounting and business services to central Government departments, gaining valuable customer management and private sector commercial experience.
Paul is a keen golfer and also enjoys swimming. In his spare time he helps out at a local hockey club of which his son is a member and recently attended a Ballroom dancing class at Rudry Village Hall.
Nichola Morden-Tew: Human Resources Director
Originally from Abertillery, Nichola now lives in Bargoed and attended university in Pontypridd.
Nichola has 25 years’ experience, which includes supervisory/management in both health & safety and human resource/personnel management in fast moving environments, spanning across several private sector industries including electronics, metal pressing and various plastic moulding.
Nichola's interests include watching athletics, reading and spending time with her family.