Meet the Team: Alexandra Smith

4 Leisure Recruitment are delighted to introduce our new team member – Alexandra Smith. Please, can you give her a huge welcome! Alex is heading up the Spa Division and looking after the Central London area working on permanent roles as well as managing our Central London Temp Team.

Alex Smith at 4 Leisure Recruitment

Here’s more about her…..

Hi Alex, please tell us a little about you. 

Hi, I’m Alex, I’m originally from Liverpool and relocated to London in 2014 after working onboard cruise ships.  Since qualifying as a therapist, my passion for and interest in the spa and skincare industry have grown and grown both professionally and personally.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am most excited about being able to build great relationships with our spa partners and provide a reliable service of the highest calibre of therapists that fit the induvial needs of each spa.

What experience do you bring to the team?

After beginning my career working onboard 5* luxury cruise ships as a therapist, I soon progressed to a management level and since have worked in various management roles from Spa Manager, Treatments Manager, Front of House and Retail Management.

I believe I can offer insight and specialist advice to both our clients and candidates to not only provide a successful temporary service but to introduce and place the right candidate for the right role.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a dancer, I began ballet at the age of two and even performed in some professional stage shows as a child.

If you’d like to talk to Alex about your permanent or temporary leisure industry staffing needs, please call us on 01895 450640

Martyn gets on his bike for medical research

Last Sunday saw our own Martyn Senior start training for his first 100-mile bike ride in aid of Action Medical Research for Children.

Action Medical Research finds and funds research to help hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need help. The charity has been helping children for over 60 years and has invested over £110m in vital research and development to improve the quality of life for children

AMR Suffolk Sunrise

Currently the charity has over £11m invested in over 75 projects around the country. The research being funded covers a vast spectrum of ailments and diseases; from meningitis to brain cancer, epilepsy to sickle cell, each and every project is striving to save and change the lives of children through medical research.

The charity explains that ‘surprisingly medical research to help children is poorly funded in the UK. Action Medical Research has a critical job to do in helping fill this gap to protect children’.

There are many ways to become involved and support the work this fantastic charity does, one of which is to sign up to https://www.action.org.uk/suffolk-sunrise-100

This annual fundraising event raises lots of much needed funds. Martyn started his training last weekend with a cheeky little 25 miles around the Kent countryside and he promises to keep us up to date with some training pictures and regular updates. He is hoping to cover a good 300 to 400 miles over the next few weeks in preparation for the event.

Martyn's trusty bike

We very much look forward to following the training and progress, updates will be posted here. If you want to support Martyn and this fabulous cause then here is the link https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/martynsenior1962. All sponsorship welcomed!

If you would like any further information on Action Medical Research, please visit: https://www.action.org.uk/

Good luck Martyn!