Meet The Team
Meet the friendly & professional team here at Palms Leisure Club
Tom started his career in leisure as a Children’s Party Entertainer and Football Coach at the age of 16, he then transferred his skills into becoming a Pool lifeguard and continued to do so for many years. Tom then added becoming a Swimming Teacher to his list of qualifications, teaching not only adults in 1 to 1 sessions but also children who had physical limitations when swimming or behavioural difficulties.
Tom then took his first footstep into Management joining the duty manager team as a Relief Duty Manager alongside his lifeguarding and swim teaching. 2 years later down the line after enjoying the extra taste of responsibility, Tom then was promoted to the Duty Manager team fully as a Full Time Duty Manager.
During this time Tom was given extra responsibilities such as line-managing the lifeguard team, the kids party team and also the cleaning team. He was then given the opportunity to further develop his skills by completing his Trainer assessor status with the Royal Lifesaving Society. This allowed him to train, qualify and assess new and current lifeguards.
Tom then in November 2019 looked for some progression in his career and decided to join David Lloyds Hull as their Health and Safety Manager. In this job role Tom was tasked with ensuring the club was compliant at all times with regards Health and Safety. he undertook monthly audits at the site to ensure that this was the case. It was also part of Tom’s role to ensure that every staff member was correctly qualified and trained in order to complete their job role as required.
In August 2021 the opportunity arose for Tom to take the jump and become the General Manager of his own site, that opportunity was taken with both hands and that led him to Palms Leisure Club. Tom is thoroughly looking forward to what the future will bring at Palms Leisure Club, and he is willing alongside his team to put in the hard work required to ensure Palms is a success and lives up to and exceeds were possible against the members expectations.
Living at home in Hull he commutes to Carnaby everyday to fulfil his day to day duties. As an avid Car enthusiast Tom enjoys the daily drive to and from work. As well as an interest in cars Tom is a die hard Hull City fan, he has a season ticket along with all of his family and watches “The Tigers” as much as he can Home and Away.
Craig is an apprentice at Palms currently doing his Level 2 gym instructor. As the newest member of the team here at palms, Craig hopes to progress through his qualification and continue onto his level 3. Being interested in the sport industry since being a young age means Craig already has an outstanding knowledge of sport and is hoping to extend his knowledge working with the team at Palms.
Born in Bridlington, Craig has lived there his whole life. He’s always had an interest in sport, competing in athletics at a young age, competing in sprinting, until he was 16 where football really took over, playing in the college team.
Sport has been a recurring theme within all Craig’s education, completing his level 2 and level 3 at East Riding College and then going ahead to do his further education. Palms is the right fit to complete his level 2 gym instructor qualification and progress through the company.
In his free time Craig likes to spending time with his friends, attending music festivals and eating out. Craig also attends the gym 5 times a week as well as playing for his home town football team – Bridlington town (reserves). On the occasional Saturday when Craig isn’t playing football, he’s watching the mighty Hull City as an avid supporter.
Michael has joined us as a Leisure Attendant, but is due to undertake his Gym Instructor Qualification in the coming months.
Michael has 4 years’ experience of working in the leisure industry, most recently working in Filey as a Senior Sports and Activities Coach.
Michael has worked one to one with guests and members to help them improve current skills but to also establish new ones in a range of activities. He has worked closely with Managers and other team members when it comes to planning events and other activities.
When Michael isn’t working, he enjoys driving his car and riding his motorbike, especially on long journeys around Yorkshire. when the Sun is out and shining he also has a passion for kayaking in the calm seas of Bridlington and further afield when possible.