David Lloyd Leisure – The UK's Leading Racquets, Health and Fitness Group
David Lloyd Leisure is the leading racquets, health and fitness club group with 89 clubs across the UK and Europe and over 450,000 members.
After graduating from Bristol University, having studied Economics and Accountancy, Scott worked for Societe Generale Investment Bank and RSM Robson Rhodes accountancy firm.
From there Scott began his career by launching the Next Generation Clubs in 1997, after he identified a substantial gap in the market for premium, large scale, family-orientated leisure facilities; including pioneering the concept of kids gyms and activity programmes.
Scott then took a key role in the acquisition of David Lloyd Leisure by London & Regional Properties and HBOS from Whitbread. This deal was completed in August 2007 and he remains the CEO of the integrated businesses.
Scott has also been appointed to the Board of the Fitness Industry Association.
Ian Harris joined David Lloyd Leisure in November 2007 as Group Finance Director.
Ian has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience within the profession and as a Finance Director for both publicly quoted and private equity backed businesses including Jessops plc, RAC and Welcome Break.
His career began at Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as a chartered accountant in London before transferring to their Paris office for a two year secondment. On his return, Ian became a senior manager in the Corporate Finance division.
Ian is a keen runner and has been a member of David Lloyd for over ten years. He is married with three children.
Paul Guyer joined David Lloyd Leisure in February 2008 as Group Property Director.
He was previously Group Property Director for Esporta Health and Fitness, where he was instrumental in the sale of the non core European Estate and selected UK clubs as well as establishing a UK racquets club development pipeline.
Paul is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and his career prior to Esporta has been split equally between other operational roles including Head of Acquisitions at Odeon Cinemas (Rank Group PLC) and working in private practice for companies such as Savills Chartered Surveyors and Fletcher King Plc.
Paul is married with two children, he is a keen triathlete and enjoys skiing and sailing when time prevails.