February News from Skiplex- New Staff, New Direction
Skiplex, the UK’s only network of indoor revolving slopes announces two key new staff.
Phil Brown joins Skiplex as Performance Director. With a wealth of experience from the ski industry, Brown has been coaching wintersports for over 20 years.
He has been running Impulse and BISS Racing for eight years offering a year round schools ski racing programme in the UK and the Alps. Brown has worked as national team coach for children and older athletes, attending events such as the Alpine World Championships, European Youth Winter Olympic Games and the World Student Games.
More recently, Brown is a coaching tutor and mentor for aspirant coaches through the UK Coaching Pathway and is also heading out to the Youth Olympic Games 2016 in Lillehammer as part of the coaching staff for Team GB.
Brown adds, “My commercial experience of running a successful snowsports business, along with 15 years working in production management for international pharmaceutical companies leads me to this new move with Skiplex. I see great potential within the business and, consequently, the growth not only of Skiplex, but of winter sports in the UK.”
Steve Cross joins Skiplex as Centre Manager at Reading. Cross comments, “I’ve always been passionate about snowsports and have been a full time instructor in the UK at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead since 2011 which has seen me involved in many aspects of the business from freestyle parks to product development, outdoor events to supporting the instructor team.
“I am excited to be joining Skiplex as the Centre Manager of their flagship branch in Reading and to work with a growing business that has huge potential for the future. I don’t intend to be sitting in the office all day and have already taken my first guests onto the slope for a lesson!”
Patrick Taylor, Chairman of Skiplex, adds
“I am delighted that Phil and Steve have joined the Skiplex management team. They bring a depth of knowledge and experience of the snowsports industry that we have not previously enjoyed. I am confident that with them on board, we will be able to grow Skiplex into the exciting company that it has the prospect to be.”