• Photo of Graham  Blackwell Graham Blackwell Chief Executive Officer

    Graham has over 30 years’ experience in the bowling industry following his roles at Granada, Allied, Georgica and Essenden Limited. He was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in 2013 following his nine-year period as Operations Director of the Group’s bowling business. He is also a member of the executive committee of the UK Bowling Industry Association.

  • Photo of Antony Smith Antony Smith Chief Financial Officer

    Antony is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”). He qualified in industry working across a variety of sectors in roles spanning Financial Control, Strategic Management and Reporting and Planning. He most recently served as Finance Director of Wickes, the retail division of Travis Perkins PLC, overseeing a strategic transformation programme to refurbish the retail estate and grow the online performance to create a truly omnichannel business. This resulted in 23% growth in sales and a significant increase in operating profit. Prior to his six years at Wickes, Antony spent ten years at RHM plc and Premier Foods plc as Director of Finance for Hovis and latterly in a central role overseeing a refinancing programme and finance transformation. Antony holds a Masters in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

  • Adam Bellamy Non-Executive Chairman
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    Adam is a highly experienced finance professional who has worked in a wide range of consumer facing growth businesses. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Loungers plc, In The Style Group plc and Gymfinity Kids Limited. He is also Chair of the Audit Committee at Loungers and In The Style. Adam was previously Chief Financial Officer and then a Non-Executive Director at Pure Gym Limited, prior to which he was Finance Director at Atmosphere Bars & Clubs Limited and Finance Director at D&D London Limited. Earlier in his career he held various finance positions at Whitbread, House of Fraser and Granada Group. Adam has been on the Board since November 2018, was appointed Senior Independent Director on 17th July 2020, and Non-Executive Chairman on 5th May 2021.

  • Christopher Mills Non-Executive Director
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    Christopher is a director and the sole shareholder of Harwood Capital Management Limited which is a designated corporate member and the controller of Harwood. Harwood Capital Management Group was formed in 2011 by Christopher on his acquisition of Harwood from J O Hambro Capital Management Group Limited. He is also the chief executive officer and director of NASCIT (a UK listed investment trust) and a director and investment manager of Oryx. He has a long and successful investing track record and is a non-executive director of a number of both public and private companies. Prior to joining J O Hambro Capital Management Group Limited which he co-founded in 1993, he worked from 1975 to 1993 for Samuel Montagu Limited, Montagu Investment Management Limited and its successor company, Invesco MIM, latterly as Head of North American Investments and Head of North American Venture Capital.

  • Julie Sneddon Non-Executive Director
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    Julie has 20 years’ experience in senior executive roles with the Walt Disney Company, including most recently as executive vice president of Disney Stores Worldwide which carried responsibility for over 330 stores across North America, Europe and Japan. Julie has led multiple strategic business development and organisation transformation change initiatives for Disney with a focus on retail, brand development and digital transformation.