Active Northumberland trio clock up 90 years in leisure industry

Three members of the Active Northumberland team have worked together for more than 30 years, clocking up an impressive 90 years’ experience between them.

By Sian Cripps
Thursday, 13 June, 2019, 14:21
Melvyn Slack, Steven Temple and Shaun Gaines.

Steven Temple, Shaun Gaines and Melvyn Slack started in the industry on youth and employment training schemes and have progressed up the career ladder.

Steven is now manager of Willowburn, Newbiggin and Druridge Bay leisure facilities; Melvyn, a former miner, is a full time swimming Instructor at Willowburn, while Shaun plays a vital role within the fitness team, delivering inspirational classes and working in the gym.

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Steven said: “I remember when we first started all those years ago, and here we are now, still working together.”