King of the gym with artistic talents, Neil joined the Welsh-based team of UK Leisure Living as the group’s solar business was about to go through a big boom. At the time the hot tub company was being set up. The industry seemed like an exciting place to be and so Neil’s hot tub journey began…
WHAT ARE YOUR DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES?
I look after the sales for the group as a whole, responsible for driving sales and growth year on year. My day is spent partly in showroom supporting sales and also out on the road visiting customers both private and commercial.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Getting out to see our customers with their spas in all sorts of beautiful environments and seeing some of the regions’ finest property.
HOW DO YOU SEE THE MARKET EVOLVING BOTH SHORT AND LONG TERM?
The market is growing for sure with the popularity of swim spas gaining more traction each year. The staycation market in this country is absolutely booming, with more and more people choosing to holiday in the UK, Hot tubs being a major driver for rental of holiday properties, I believe this will produce major growth in the coming years.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN?hottub
If you don’t sow in the spring how can you expect to harvest in the autumn.
HOW DO YOUR PREFER QUALITY TIME OUTSIDE OF WORK?
For me, gym time is hugely important and time with my sons as they’re growing up fast!
ANY CLAIMS TO FAME?
When I was 13, I won gold medal in an Olympic art competition presented by Princess Anne. It went on to win third play in the overall world leg. My artwork hung in a gallery in Lausanne,
Switzerland for years after.
WE GRANT YOU ONE WISH FOR YOUR BUSINESS…WHAT WILL IT BE?
A guaranteed 500 spa sales per year for the next 10 years would be nice!