The Sports Clubhouse Team

Meet the Sports Clubhouses’ Team

Overview

The team members are all specialist consultants or directors in their own fields. Our team members have a passion for sport and club life having grown up as players and then becoming captains, chairmen and even presidents of sports clubs and leagues in the UK. Consequently, they know what lies at the heart of clubs, how committees think, and how difficult it is in the current climate to sustain participation in sport. The Sports Clubhouses team want to help provide the best facilities, products, advice and guidance at the most competitive costs so that clubs can be sustainable for many years to come and remain the heartbeat of their local community.


The men behind this mission:

Steve Macdonald – Director

Steve MacdonaldSteve will share his considerable knowledge as Sports Clubhouses Lead Design Consultant and is the figurehead for the company. Steve’s passion for sport and good design will marry in with his strong entrepreneurial skills to make Sports Clubhouses the leading sports club support company in the UK.

Steve Macdonald gained valuable experience prior to forming Macdonald Design including working for three leading commercial design practices before being appointed as Design and Development Director for the Sears Retail Group which included Miss Selfridge, Wallis and Selfridges. Having been head hunted by 2 leading London design companies Steve decided he would be better suited to starting his own company and consequently Macdonald Design was founded in 1985 to work in the retail, office and catering sectors. The company has diversified into various arenas and Steve’s contacts and experience in the sports and recreational field led the company to recognition as one of the leading sports and leisure building design companies. Steve heads up the company as lead consultant and designer.

As well as his responsibilities to Macdonald Design, Steve also spends a large amount of time working with sports governing bodies including the ECB and Surrey County Cricket Club. His considerable experience in the design of sports buildings, in particular, has led to his appointment as Chairman of the Facilities Working Group for Surrey County Cricket Club of which he is also a Board Trustee. In this role, Steve provides the county with invaluable advice and guidance on the design and management of sports related projects. His expertise in building connections and partnerships with governing bodies and local authorities has proven to be an important asset to the county.

Steve’s biggest passion is sport and he has spent a vast amount of his spare time playing and being involved with sports clubs. Over the last ten years he has been a player, colts manager, chairman of cricket and then president of the sports club at his beloved Purley Sports Club. He now runs the development committee for the sports club. Steve also loves his football and especially Crystal Palace his local club. Steve shares this love for Palace with his family and the majority of the Sports Clubhouses team!


Andy Macdonald – Director

Andy MacdonaldSports Clubhouses is the brainchild of Steve and Andy with Andy developing the principles behind the supplementary products which compliment the Pavilions and Clubhouses and will help run the company. He will work with Nigel on the advertising and marketing decisions moving forward so if you are interested in selling your product on Sports Clubhouses then please contact Andy.

Andy is halfway through studying at the London South Bank University to complete his MSc/PGDip in Quantity Surveying. He is also fully qualified in AutoCAD along with a sound knowledge of our 3D design software, which provides useful backup to our architectural team. Amongst his other technical duties, Andy runs the administrative side of the company and assists Steve with all business development. Andy manages the marketing, advertising and business development aspects of the company with a specific brief to ensure that Sports Clubhouses is at the cutting edge of e-marketing. With this in mind, please contact Andy directly with any media or advertising enquiries.

Away from Sports Clubhouses, Andy is a very keen and able sportsman and, in the past, has represented the University of Reading and Surrey County Cricket Club at football and cricket respectively. He has been vice-captain of the 1st XI at Purley Cricket Club and is currently player-manager of local amateur football side New Nork Dynamos F.C. who play in the Redhill & District League. He has also managed the websites and online marketing for both these sides. Purley Sports Club have now recruited Andy to advise on the marketing streams for the club and to help design their new website in an attempt to make the club the most forward thinking in the area.

He is secretary of the Facilities Working Group for Surrey County Cricket Club where he assists with the delivery of numerous projects for them and manages many elements of the new Cricket Board Website. His volunteering work for Surrey County Cricket Club has resulted in two nominations for their OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award) ceremony at the Kia Oval in 2011 and 2012.


Carl Pringle – Head of Design

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Carl will head up the Design team for all Sports Clubhouses projects.

Carl is a graduate in architecture from Plymouth University and as well as his extensive architectural skills, Carl is an expert in 3D visualisation and design. His 3D renders have helped many a client over the last few years and have been displayed in countless presentations across the country. A selective portfolio of these can be found across our website.

These qualities have seen him now advance to the role of Design Director at Sports Clubhouses. Working with Steve Macdonald he has helped develop a number of unique designs and ranges which can seen in greater detail on our Portfolio.


Nigel Verrill – Head of Marketing and Communication
Nigel will work with Andy on the website design, online communication and marketing direction moving forward.

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