Meet the manager

New Man: Paul Blakemore is the new Leisure Centre Manager at Arc Leisure Matlock.
New Man: Paul Blakemore is the new Leisure Centre Manager at Arc Leisure Matlock.

Looking forward to the challenge of managing Arc Leisure Matlock is Paul Blakemore, who joins Derbyshire Dales District Council having worked in the leisure industry since 1991.

Paul has worked at Bolsover District Council for 18 years and, most recently, as business development manager for Bolsover District Council Leisure Services.

Paul completed the ISRM Recreation Management certificate in 2000 and also the ISRM Diploma in 2004, winning the L.F James award (best overall marks in the country). Paul also tutors and consults for the Amateur Swimming Association.

He said: “I was thrilled to be offered the manager’s position at Arc Leisure Matlock. “It’s a breathtaking facility that befits its beautiful surroundings and I am aware and appreciate the hard work and dedication of the many people who have made this project a reality.”