Toby Kingsbury has joined SLC as a Principal Consultant. Toby has over 15 years’ experience in the delivery of sport, leisure and cultural services and has worked in a number of roles in local authority leisure provision and has a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from the University of Leicester.
Before joining SLC, Toby was the former sports facilities manager for Brighton and Hove City Council. He was responsible for procuring and managing a 7-site leisure contract and 2-site golf contract resulting in a saving of £1.5m per annum. He also led facility developments including a £multi-million project to extend and improve facilities at Withdean Sports Complex at zero cost through a negotiated change to the management contract, which resulted in a significant increase in throughput in the first 18 months.
Prior to joining Brighton and Hove City Council, Toby had operational roles at Worthing Borough Council and was General Manager at Larkfield Leisure Centre where he oversaw a successful major refurbishment and ran the centre for 4 years.
Duncan Wood-Allum, Director of SLC, commenting on Toby’s appointment said: “Toby has a deep understanding of the sector and our client’s needs in this ever changing environment. Crucially, he shares our values and will enable SLC to meet the growing demand from our clients for procurement, strategic and service transformation advice.”
Toby commenting on his appointment said: “I’m really excited to be joining the team at SLC at a time where the business and client base is expanding. SLC stand out as being industry leaders and I’m confident that my experience of directly delivering sport and leisure services coupled with a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by clients will add real value to the team.”