Meet The Team

Steve Jones
Steve JonesCEO & Co-Founder
Steve is the original investor, majority shareholder and the joint vision holder of S4K along with his Co-Founder Dr Mark Gould. Steve brings a wealth of business management, service industry, sporting and education expertise, he is a published author and has a number of firsts in service industry.

Steve has three parts to his career, firstly working for British Airways and Avis in brand, customer marketing and sales positions, secondly in IT Consulting for Accenture and more latterly as an advisor to major blue chips such as Sainsbury, American Express, BT and Virgin on their customer service and product growth strategy. Steve brings expertise in business strategy, brand development, service definition, organisational process, customer relationship management, operating franchise networks, customer experience, systems and technology. He has had extensive experience managing a national Franchise Network and brings all that blue chip experience into the S4K Business System.

Steve provides executive leadership coupled with a passion for children’s sport and educational development. Steve has two children, is the former Chairman of Windsor Tennis Club, has played football at a decent level (he thinks) and enjoys watching Everton Football Club win occasionally.

You will find Steve passionately talking to coaches, parents and their children about all things S4K at skills classes and events. He is passionate about building the vision of S4K, with Mark and the S4K leadership team, as the biggest brand in children’s sport and education both here in the UK and abroad.
Dr Mark Gould
Dr Mark Gould COO & Co-Founder
Mark as well as running the business operations is a Co-Founder, major shareholder and joint vision holder of S4K. Mark brings immense qualities of vison, integrity and passion for building the S4K brand, a real talent for customer experience and operational and business build capabilities.

He is the fulcrum of the S4K operation bringing his natural talent and expertise in people management, operations, product development, process, systems and technology. Mark’s PhD in Psychology has been invaluable in developing connectivity to children and parents through product design, experience and entertainment. His commitment to driving quality into everything S4K does is unrivalled in the sports and education market.

Mark follows another Merseyside club that play in red and have won a few trophies. He loves his music, plays guitar, sings and entertains friends and audiences everywhere with his own brand of musical renditions.
James Porter
James Porter Head of Schools & Nurseries
James was the founder of ActivKids, which was acquired and integrated into S4K in January 2015. James is a visionary in children’s natural exercise and developed his own company and unique product offering under the ActivKids brand before joining forces with S4K.  

James is a charming intellectual and leader who has a passion for developing children’s health, sporting exercise, physical and psychological development. As an ambassador for the S4K Schools Program, he brings a wealth of education system, network, contacts and know how.  

The ActivKids programme developed by James evolved from its launch in 2002 to become a nationwide natural exercise programme, delivered in schools, nurseries and children’s centres throughout the South East of England. James also delivered training workshops throughout England to childcare and teaching professionals, inspiring them to teach children’s fitness and exercise classes in their own settings.
Charisse Tregear
Charisse Tregear Head of Customer Service
Charisse is a talented customer service leader, with great charisma and empathy for customers. She joined S4K as a support coach and has blossomed into a lead coach before making the transition into customer service and the membership management of the business. Charisse provides all of the taster and new member communications and liaises with parents about their membership, payments and all customer service feedback.

Charisse has a natural passion for customer process and developing administration and support processes. She is responsible for managing our procedures and relationship with our payment partners. Her role also supports the Venues and Regional Managers with organisation, reporting and analysis, ensuring the day to administration of the company is well managed.

As a Psychology graduate majoring in child psychology, she brings a lot of people skills to the executive team. Charisse is an amazing asset for the business and embodies the culture and brand values of S4K to anyone who she comes into connection with. She also has the accolade of scoring the best goal ever in our parent vs coaches charity match!
Marie Willoughby
Marie Willoughby Head of Dance & Camps
Marie is a multi-talented sports entertainer and has the accolade of being the only S4K coach ever to achieve 100% in her 219 point Venue Audit! She is a good footballer, a passionate dance teacher and has developed a wonderful “S4K Dance Academy” experience which is getting rave reviews.

Probably the most caring, funny and fun loving member of the team, Marie’s professionalism, communication and sheer quality of the product she designs and delivers is unmatched anywhere in the industry.

In her spare time she is often found organising hen parties and bridesmaids for her vast range of friends, and she now dreads having to choose who her bridesmaids will be whenever she gets hitched!
Karun Jung
Karun JungRegional Sales Director - S4K Berkshire
Karun is our public relations guru who started off at S4K as a weekend sports coach in Sunbury and Langley. After building the most successful S4K development centre in history, Karun was promoted to the role of Regional Sales Director for S4K Berkshire.

With a passion for child development and beyond world class customer service, Karun is a cherished member of the S4K Leadership Team. An avid follower of Leeds United, Karun is a diligent and charismatic individual, loved by parents and children alike.
Adam Beckett
Adam BeckettRegional Sales Director - S4K Surrey
Adam was one of the first coaches of S4K leading several venues and contributing huge energy, presence and bringing a great rapport with parents and children alike. He has graduated through the ranks at S4K to the role of Regional Sales Director, looking after the sales, training and quality assurance for S4K Surrey.

Adam is recognised as having great presence and charisma, is heavily involved in supporting our Network Partners operationally and has more stamina than herd of stallions (we were paid to say that!)

S4K Franchising Ltd.

Windlesham Court, Bagshot,
Surrey, GU19 5NG, United Kingdom