Delegate Profile

KNOWLES Hugh

Job TitleChief Development Officer

Company NamePuttshack

About

Hugh has over 25 years’ experience working in the core golf leisure sector which included retail, food and beverage and health clubs. For the past 10 years he has extensive experience working within the competitive socializing leisure sector.

Hugh was an early mini golf adopter in the UK enabling the transformation to what is today a very successful leisure sector. The growth supplemented the mature golf market whilst working with the Guinness family for the Burhill Group. He incorporated and successfully oversaw the growth of Adventure Leisure Limited, a new and wholly owned subsidiary company of golf specialists, Burhill Group Limited, to become a multi-site, multi-million-pound leisure business.

Hugh is now the Chief Development Officer at Puttshack Ltd, the innovative technology driven indoor mini golf company. His role at Puttshack is advising the business growth whilst facilitating the expansion to become a major internal brand.

Hugh has also supported Social Entertainment Ventures(SEV) in its successful growth and development which includes the brands Bounce Leisure Ltd and the new concept HiJingo.

Business can be very complex, but Hugh prefers to keep things simple, leading the team and leveraging experience from everyone involved. He graduated from Penn State University and competed the Institute of Director exam (IoD).

Conference Sessions

  • SNAPSHOT UK

    14-Nov-2019, 11:15 - 12:00, Verrière Grand Auditorium

    Retail apocalypse, or leading the way? Evolution of the UK retail market   Co-organised with: Revo

    • Language: English
  • RETAIL FLASH TALKS

    14-Nov-2019, 16:15 - 17:15, Verrière Grand Auditorium

    Spot & connect with international in-vogue retailers & new brands!   Sponsored by: Hines Cherrywood

    • Language: English

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