Industry veteran takes on role of Sales Director for Createability

Createability has secured health, fitness and leisure industry veteran Brian Thompson as its sales director.

Thompson, whose career spans more than 20 years in the sector, will be responsible for defining the company’s sales strategy, taking the business into new sectors, building a sales team and ultimately growing the turnover.

Thompson began his career as a duty manager within a local authority leisure centre back in 1989, before moving into the private sector managing leisure at Foxhills Golf and Resort in Surrey. He then spent 12 years working with fitness equipment supplier Technogym in a number of roles, finishing as Hospitality Sector Sales Director before moving to the international division of Matrix, driving distributors across Eastern Europe, Turkey and South Africa. During this time Thompson helped both companies achieve extensive growth over a short time period, and he will now look to spread awareness of Createability into new areas.

“I have first-hand experience of the type of redevelopment projects that Createability delivers, having overseen the conversion of a squash court to a gym at Foxhills, as well as managing an extensive, two-year roll out of new build sites for LA Fitness in my role with Technogym,” said Thompson. “It’s an old cliché, but ‘people buy people’ and I have known Ian for a long time. I like his business, company ethos and the direction it is taking. I believe I can add value and help the business grow further, and am looking forward to rolling my sleeves up and getting stuck into it.”

Ian Cotgrave, Managing Director of Createability said: “Brian’s vast experience of the UK market will be an asset to Createability, and his international sales experience should lead us into some new and exciting future business.”