Phill Sykes: Interim Director of Operations
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. Following recent restructuring in November 2019, Phill has taken up the post of Interim Director of Operations.
Nichola Morden-Tew: Interim Director of Resources
Originally from Abertillery, Nichola now lives in Llangynidr and attended Glamorgan University in Pontypridd.
Nichola started her career in manufacturing working in supervisory management positions in fast moving environments. After 10 years took the decision to change career path and move into human resource and health & safety management remaining within private sectors. She is experienced in creating and implementing programs to improve business operations and her past positions have enabled her to gain experience of short term working abroad such as France, Malaysia and Korea.
In 2015, Nichola made the decision to widen her current knowledge and experience choosing to work within the public sector and joined BGCBC in April 2015 then transferring to Aneurin Leisure as the Human Resource Manager in July 2015. Following recent restructuring in November 2019, Nichola took the post of Interim Director of Resources.
Nichola's interests include watching athletics, walking, reading and spending time with her family.