A New and Exciting Era for Everybody as Charity Appoints New CEO

By jadegriffin February 14, 2022

 For Immediate Release


A New and Exciting Era for Everybody as Charity Appoints New CEO

Pictured: Thomas Barton at Macclesfield Leisure Centre


The Board of Trustees has now unanimously appointed Thomas Barton as the new CEO of the Cheshire East based health and wellbeing charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation.

Thomas is from Macclesfield and currently holds the position of Executive Director, he will take up the position on 1st March 2022.

The new appointment brings a new and exciting era to the health and wellbeing charity, as Thomas Barton brings extensive experience in the leisure industry and was part of the senior management team to set up the Everybody Charity in 2014. He has been responsible for delivering on large town investment projects including forming relationships and new partnerships with Holmes Chapel Parish Council for the development of Holmes Chapel Community Centre and the multi-million-pound build of Everybody @ Alderley Park with partners Bruntwood SciTech.

As a fellow of the CIPD he has strong HR skills and has led major change within the organisation successfully achieving IIP status and high staff satisfaction and has played an integral part in the recovery of the charity during Covid-19.

The Everybody charity are looking forward to the future of the organisation continuing to work alongside partners such as Cheshire East Council on delivering Town Investment Schemes. The charity is also supporting the NHS and Cheshire East Public Health teams to support and provide an essential service through targeted health and wellbeing initiatives.

Thomas Barton commented, “I am honoured and excited to take on the challenge of leading our fantastic team at this time. After the challenges of the past 2 years, we’re now placing a renewed focus on delivering many different health and wellbeing services for our communities. With a range of ambitious developments planned for the next few years.

He continued, I aim to work closer than ever with our partners to ensure the very best indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities for the local area – that are fit for the future.”

Andrew Kolker, Everybody Sport and Recreation Chairman commented, “Our Board of Trustees are delighted to announce Thomas as our new CEO. We are also incredibly grateful for the leadership of Peter Hartwell, as our founding Chief Executive, for all his hard work and considerable achievements over the past 7 and a half years. As we renew all our services this year, now is an ideal time for Thomas to lead our charity into the next exciting chapter, with so many new plans & an ambitious agenda to improve services for the local area.”

For more information about Everybody Sport and Recreation please visit: everybody.org.uk


Notes to Editors

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee and employs 900 staff. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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