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Alex Calver CV


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Alex Calver CV

  1. 1. 7 Carey Hill Road Stoney Stanton Leicestershire LE9 4LA M: 07961 413426 E: Alex Calver PERSONAL STATEMENT I am a very driven, enthusiastic person with a strong work ethic. I take pride and pleasure in developing strong teams and delivering consistently high standards of customer service. I am target driven and enjoy challenging myself and my team to achieve. I believe in taking an innovative and consistently evolving viewpoint in matters of business and I am always looking for ways to better what we do. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS • 7 GCSE’s achieved - 1 at Grade B, 1 at Grade C and 5 at Grade D (1996) • NVQ Level II and III in Leisure and Tourism (1996-1998) • Emergency Response First Aid • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) • National Pool Plant Operators Course EMPLOYMENT Bannatyne Group, Banbury: Dec 2014 – Present Day As General Manager I am responsible for the leading, coaching and development of the heads of department for my club. I also have full responsibility for the day-to-day opera- tions and financial performance. My leadership, inspiration and passion has driven the club to great success with achieving a YoY growth in profit by 8% & a net member gain of 253 in 2015, this was the clubs first gain in 3 years. 2016 is projected to achieve £1.2m profit, another 8% increase. The results came from focusing the HoD’s on their income targets and controlling the club costs. During my time at Banbury I have also supported my Regional Manager with running a second club, Solihull for a 3 month period, whilst a per- manent replacement was recruited. I have also been heavily involved in the recruitment of the General Manager positions for both Solihull & Tamworth. I am a well-driven individual who is passionate about the role I undertake; in all aspects I have driven to be the best and to influence others to the same success. I treat my clubs as my home. Marsden Direct: 2012 – Dec 2014 I began working at Marsden Direct as a Project Manager, where I was responsible for managing all exhibition work, from advertisement and sale through to product delivery and installation. As project manager I was also responsible for all health and safety matters and the construction of risk assessments in relation to exhibition work. At the beginning of 2013, I was promoted to the position of Operations Manager, where I oversaw substantial business development. I was responsible for the management of all staff within the business and oversaw a relocation, reorganization and a 28% growth in sales despite, and indeed as a result, of these actions.
  2. 2. Page 2 In August 2014, I was promoted to the position of Sales Director, where I have continued to manage a team that consistently go above and beyond targets and increase industry leads, sales and secure the position of Marsden Direct as a strong competitor in the De- sign and Print market. Next Generation/David Lloyd: 2006-2012 I began working at David Lloyd as a Duty Manager and worked my way up through the ranks and for a period of 9 months I held the position of interim General Manager. My re- sponsibilities varied with the different roles I undertook; Duty Manager, Operations Man- ager, Food & Beverage Manager and interim General Manager. My main responsibilities included the management of staff, budgets, standards, health & safety, customer service and the implementation of policies and procedures. During my time, I was handpicked to be part of a small team of people selected nationally to develop and pilot the implementa- tion of a corporate teambuilding package for New Generation to sell to corporate mem- bers. I took leadership of this team naturally and as a result was put in charge of the team and the entirety of the project. The project was delivered to specifications, on time and on budget. Cannons Health Club: 1999-2006 During my time at Cannons I undertook a variety of roles. As a result of my strong work ethic and consistently high performance and enthusiasm, I was promoted into positions of ever increasing responsibility. I began work as a sales assistant and front of house repre- sentative and over the course of 7 years I was promoted through Bar Supervisor, Front of House Manager, Health and Safety Manager, Sales Manager, Member Relations Manager and Assistant General Manager. I supported various different sites, including Worcester, Warwick, Northampton, Leicester and Nuneaton. Whilst at Cannons I gained a thorough insight into the Leisure Industry and it’s differ- ent elements. I completed my National Pool Lifeguard qualification and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) course. Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley: 1996-1999 I began my career in the leisure industry as a lifeguard and later a Senior Pool Su- pervisor at the Hanover International Hotel. I gained experience in the day to day opera- tion of a hotel leisure club, in delivering excellent customer service in a variety of areas and in maintaining high levels of health and safety. Whilst there I completed my National Pool Lifeguard qualification, National Pool Plant Operators Course and my NVQ Level II & III in Leisure and Tourism. I also undertook a ‘Train the Trainer’ course to learn how to in- struct others in teaching practices. HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
  3. 3. Page 3 I am a father of two young children and I take great pride in being an active part of their life. My main hobby is working as a volunteer with the Army Cadet Force as a Commis- sioned Officer. I joined the Army Cadet Force at the age of 13 as a cadet myself and be- came an Adult Instructor in 1999. I received extensive training and experience in leader- ship, organisation and motivating teams, which culminated in my successful completion of the AOSB (Army Officer Selection Board) CFCB (Cadet Force Commissioning Board) in March 2010, after which I gained the Queens Commission and was promoted to the offic- ers mess. In March 2016, due to my success in various leadership roles I was appointed as the Area Commander for F Squadron. Effectively leading, coaching & developing a team of volunteers across the North West Leicestershire establishment to increase the ca- det participation numbers throughout Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force (LNR ACF). Regularly visiting each detachment to maintain growth, identify & support any ongoing issues and set expectations moving forward. In the short space of time the results of my leadership and management have seen the largest amount of ca- dets to attend the Annual Camp in the last 5 years. For relaxation and pleasure I enjoy photography. I take particular pleasure in land- scape photography and have used some of my work within my house. REFERENCES Lt Colonel Sean Smailes – Deputy Commandant, LNR ACF. Karl Kerin – Regional Manager, Bannatyne Group. ADCalver @ADCalver adcalver ADCalver