Silviu Prioteasa has joined the management team at theclub & spa at Cadbury House in Congresbury, North Somerset.
Originally from Romania and with a degree in PE and Sports Management from the University of Pitestri, Silviu came over to the UK in 2006, where he undertook an English scholarship at Cambridge.
Wanting to improve his English further he then moved to Street in Somerset. It was here that he started to settle, and having previously played professional football back home, got involved with refereeing matches across Somerset.
With his impeccable English, Silviu started work for the Dexter Restaurant brand after which he became F&B assistant manager at the Ramada Hotel in Bristol during its rebranding into a DoubleTree by Hilton. He then moved on as operations manager at the Holland House in Bristol before joining the health club at Cadbury House.
Silviu said: “I first visited the club at Cadbury House about two years ago when I came here with my wife for the day. I remember then her commenting on what a fantastic place it is and how good the facilities are. When I said I was going for the ops manager position, she knew instantly where I meant.
“It’s that sort of impression I’ll be looking to build on not only with current members but also those considering joining.”
Attracted by the autonomy and independence of the club, Silviu was also impressed by the high-end equipment which the members use to maintain their health and wellbeing.
And having played professional football not only in his native Romania but also the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Silviu knows what it takes to create a world-class facility and believes that is exactly what the club has on offer.
He added: “The standard of equipment and facilities available here at Cadbury House are of the highest quality. I know how good the equipment is as I have personally used a lot of what’s available when I was training during my footballing days.
“theclub is highly respected across the health club sector. It is certainly one of the most pioneering so I’ll be looking improve on what’s already here.
Jason Eaton, group director at theclub said: “It’s great to have someone like Silviu on board. His international experience allows us to look at things in a different light so we’re pleased to have him here.
“We’ll be using that expertise and knowledge to enhance our members’ experience and can’t wait to see the results.”