DFC appoints new Business Development Manager

DFC has appointed Richard Jones as its new Business Development Manager for the central band of the UK, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Richard joins the team with a 20 years’ worth of experience in the health and fitness industry. He has held senior positions as National Fitness & Group Ex-Manager and Head of Leisure Sales for some leading leisure organisations.

Richard will be responsible for spearheading the growth of new clients across a number of commercial sectors and building long-term, successful business partnerships. His wealth of experience in sales, marketing and management will put him in great stead to drive this forward.

Richard says ‘This is a great opportunity to continue to work within the leisure industry and actually consult and provide solutions for clients to grow their business and be successful.

‘From the small independent gym and local authority trust to some of the major national chains – my commercial experience allows me to add value in every meeting.’

Trust and integrity are core values that have underpinned Richard’s professional life. These, combined with a personal attention to detail, are standards he will continue to demonstrate on a daily basis with both new and existing clients to ensure successful, commercial relationships.

Richard will always put the needs of the customer first and by going the “extra mile”, brings a dedicated and professional approach to the new client journey.

In his spare time, Richard enjoys a spot of amateur photography and guitar playing. He is currently supporting both daughters in their elite women’s football careers at Nottingham Forest Academy.