Our team at Charterhouse Club is growing and we are pleased to welcome Dave Webb as our new Club Manager. We are always investing in our team to ensure we can provide an outstanding health and fitness facility for all our members and also the local community. Dave is overseeing the day-to-day running of the Club, which was opened and managed by Tim Ostle, Commercial Director, for twenty-four years. Tim established it as one of the key health and fitness providers in the Godalming area.
Now, Tim’s focus is more on business development for Charterhouse School and he commented: “Most people locally will be aware of the exciting change that is sweeping through Charterhouse at the moment. The decision to move to fully co-educational, and new leadership in the Headmaster, DR Alex Peterken, has brought with it huge impetus for change. Part of that change brings all the outward facing departments within the School, including Admissions, Marketing, Foundation and Events, under one roof in a new Reception building to be located in the refurbished Old Headmasters House on Princes Avenue.”
“I am due to move into that building in November and focus more strategically on the three business strands, whilst also supporting the Director of Business Development and External Relations with new project work. I am delighted to welcome Dave Webb to the team and look forward to introducing him to our members.”
Here Dave talks to us about his passion for sport and vision for the Club going forward.
Q: What experience do you have in the leisure industry?
A: Back in 2002 I started out as a football coach for a leisure centre and I went on to complete a lifeguard training course. From then on, I swiftly moved my way up the ranks, completing the essential training to become a duty manager. After gaining experience I was promoted to operations manager and then general manager, overseeing teams across multiple sites.
Q: Why are you so passionate about sports provision?
A: Being a keen sports person myself, I believe that sport should be accessible for all. Sport should play a key role in everyone’s lives and it is important to have a local facility that can provide a range of activities for everyone to enjoy, keep healthy, and socialise.
Q: What attracted you to take up the role as manager at Charterhouse Club?
A: It was such an inviting position to go for as the Club is so well established and highly regarded by the local community. I didn’t hesitate in applying as I was aware of the Club’s reputation for delivering great service, excellent standards and facilities. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of the Club and continue its drive to get more people active and involved in sport.
Q: What do you think makes Charterhouse Club different from other local fitness clubs?
A: The Club has such a fascinating history, is set in picturesque grounds, and offers so much more than your average leisure centre. It is definitely a place for the people, with its members wellbeing at the heart of everything. It delivers a wealth of fitness initiatives that are accessible for all abilities and ages. The team are always looking at new opportunities and introducing fresh and exciting activities.
Q: What is your vision for the Club going forward?
A: I will investigate how we can improve on our health and wellbeing offering and reach out to the community to meet their demands. I would also like to help Charterhouse Club become more widely recognised as a social hub for active people. While developing the Club’s offerings, I will also ensure it is accessible, inclusive and a leader in the local market.
Q: How important is the role of the Club in the community to you?
A: The Club has already created a legacy within the community, a platform in which we will continue to build on. This year we are once again sponsoring the Godalming Christmas Festival and Lights Switch On, emphasising the Club’s commitment to supporting local events. Engaging with the community and highlighting the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and keeping active is so important to me.
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