The UltraForce Group Senior Team
Simon C Windsor - Principal & Company Founder
Simon Windsor is the Founder of the entire UltraForce Group (UFg) in 1985. Simon originally worked for a well known large 5 star international chain all over the Middle East. After a 10- year period Simon returned to the UK to develop a new concept in international recruitment ~ The UltraForce Group (UFg)
With now a total of 30- years career experience of recruitment, management & consultancy, Simon is leading UFg as one of the longest established organisations with his unique style within the market. Simon has promoted his success to date, through his personable approach to Employers & Job-Hunters alike, to achieve the highest level of customer service & the respect that they rightly deserve as industry professionals.
Steve Watts - Senior Sports & Leisure Consultant MENA Region
Steve Watts started his career as a professional Soccer player & successfully played for Clubs in 4- continents including Asia, Australasia, Europe & USA. During this time he successfully completed a Diploma in Medical Science. In addition he gained BMC qualification with 'Fitness for Industry' & at this time was the youngest qualified Manager to receive this award. He offers a wealth of knowledge & experience in Sports Club operations for over 20- years. After working in the Hotel industry, he entered the private sector managing to secure private investments to open his own 1st. Club in the UK.
He worked from inception to completion managing all aspects. In addition to this, he has been a Sports & Leisure Consultant for HBOS & Lloyds TSB on various projects including various Soccer stadiums & Joint Venture partnerships with UK Government Sports Complexes. He has worked on a Consultancy basis with a UK based Design & Marketing agency and is also currently working on a JV in the Middle East with Legacy Sports & Events. He believes his success cumulates from his passion & energy to excel & also his insight to offer the correct Sports & Fitness mix to fit each actual location. He still owns 2- successful Health & Fitness clubs in the UK. So if you are looking at a 'New Venture', we can work with you to kick-start your business, with services ranging from site location & equipment procurement, marketing / branding, funding & any business negotiations.
Lulu Katrivesis - Senior Spa Consultant
Lulu Katrivesis is a specialist in the Spa sector successfully assigned by UFg for Home & International assignments spanning a career of 15 years experience in International 5* Hotel establishments and exquisite Spas for Royal Families
She specialises in the creation & improvement of existing Spas to gain maximum organisational effectiveness, radically improving Treatment & Retail Sales revenues by introducing Spa Software Systems and Spa Operating Procedures. We can help to market your Spa by applying new trends and ideas in advance of other competitors, by being innovative which is essential.
Our Planning and Consulting service can offer new concept ideas through to opening and hiring of professional talent. We can train Spa staff onsite to a highly knowledgeable level in the Esthetical field, making them ready for a new opening or a major upgrade.
Lulu monitors the Spa Design to introduce a concept according to the Client's required style & also cultural requirements. This evolves to create not only beautiful and organised spaces, but ensures efficiency in the delivery of the Spa & that it meets operational needs. She pays attention to the creation of the Senses of touch, sound, light & scent for an atmosphere that is essential to help create the perfect harmonious environment. Lulu is an expert at working with the Client & Design teams, once the concept is established and she also engages closely with the Client's chosen Architects, steering the development of an architectural brief towards a successful Spa realisation.
David Lloyd-Barker - General Manager of UFg Offices in New Zealand & South Pacific
David Lloyd-Barker has had a career in both HM Forces (Army) and the UK Police after which he worked within the health & Fitness sector establishing his own international consultancy in business setups and recruitment / HR.
He came to NZ in 2004 to establish the Spa at Hotel Du Vin before moving on to become the General & Inspectorate Manager of SPCA Auckland where he increased the prosecution statistics by over 400%.
As well as being a certified Trainer Assessor in Security, Fitness, First Aid, Sales & Management, David also holds an MSc, BA, Post Grad Dip in HR, a distance learning Law degree (LLB) and a Diploma in H&S.
David is a member of the NZ Institute of Management, New Zealand Association of Training & Development, the Chartered Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Sports Management. He heads up the South Pacific offices for UFg sourcing professional talent from his region
Larry Bowman - Senior HR Consultant & Divisional GM for HRFORCE
Larry Bowman is a specialist in the People Dimensions of the international hospitality, leisure and tourism business. He designs and delivers a wide range of bespoke people-centred solutions to enable UFg's clients to achieve their strategic goals. He heads up our Human Resources and Hospitality recruitment divisions as well as managing UFg's consulting activities.
His areas of expertise include business performance improvement and assessment, management and organisation effectiveness, training and development, HR strategy and cross-cultural awareness. His experience includes Director of Consulting and HR at the Glion Group in Switzerland and VP HR at ITT Sheraton Hotels.
Larry, who manages UFg's Swiss office, has lived and worked in Barbados, Belgium, India, Oman, Qatar and the Seychelles. He has carried out assignments for clients in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East & Asia
He has an MBA from Henley Business School and a BSc. Hons from the University of Surrey. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK.
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