Home Local News Volair welcomes new Board Members

Volair welcomes new Board Members


Volair has today welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors.

They are GP Simon Perritt, who brings with him over 25 years of health and wellbeing experience, along with Richard Smith, Knowsley Safari’s Operations Manager, bringing with him over 30 years of customer services knowledge and experience.

Volair was established in April 2016, providing leisure services including swimming pools, gyms, sports pitches, velodrome, BMX track and fitness classes across five leisure and fitness suites in Knowsley.

Over the last year, Volair has delivered a complete gym refurbishment at Kirkby Leisure Centre, offering the latest state-of-the-art equipment, together with the launch of a new fitness timetable. A new 3G football pitch is also nearing completion in Kirkby with the new facility due to open in July and a full-sized 3G, floodlit pitch is now also available at Prescot Soccer Centre. In addition, a range of improvements works has been completed at Knowsley Velodrome and BMX park.

Both Volair’s Chairman Andy Moorhead and Kevin Schofield, Managing Director, said “We are delighted to welcome Simon and Richard to our Board, who bring with them a wealth of talent, expertise and energy to further develop and strengthen our leisure offer across Knowsley.”

Simon has been a GP partner at Wingate in Kirkby for 15 years. He is also a board member of the Knowsley CCG, the Clinical lead for Unplanned Care for Knowsley CCG as well as the Clinical lead for NHS 111 Merseyside. He has a keen and varied interest in sport and has been the club doctor for St.Helens RFC for the last 15 years and was the Chief Medical Officer for the Rugby League World Cup in 2013.

Richard is Head of Visitor Services at Knowsley Safari Park a post he has held for the past five years with the specific task of creating a service led culture built around excellent visitor engagement. Prior to joining Knowsley Safari he had a variety of roles in high street food and drink led branded operations up to an Area Manager level, overseeing up to 13 separate businesses with a combined turnover of £30m including iconic brands such as The Living Room in Liverpool, London and Chester along with Gusto Restaurant at Albert Dock.

For more information about Volair, visit www.volair.org.uk or call 0151 443 2200.

Previous articleNew Armed Forces and Veterans Champion for Lancashire
Next articleInformation appeal made after man is stabbed in Wigan


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here