Van Daele & Friends is an ambitious co-operative venture founded by a number of independent specialists from the leisure industry. These experts recently decided to join forces under my leadership. And based on my years of experience at Jaques Borel International, Ahold, The Efteling and the Amersfoort Zoo, I feel qualified to lead and inspire them.
Van Daele & Friends consists of designers, architects, marketing experts, financial advisors from the world of banking, project developers, construction managers, operations specialists and (interim) managers all of whom have worked in management positions and/or on the boards of some of the best companies in their own fields. Most of the Friends are ex-colleagues who have known each other for years and who are used to working together. A variety of young, talented people complete the team at Van Daele & Friends. And they share a common objective: to create an inspiring environment for the development of creative, realistic, clear-sighted and common sense solutions.
Van Daele & Friends' self-assurance and constructive attitude is a breath of fresh air in the difficult period the leisure industry is currently going through. Many organizations have the tendency to cut costs blindly, often without fully appreciating that their image and the quality of the experience of their visiting public are being irreparably damaged.
Van Daele & Friends has its own unique solutions to such problems. Would a second opinion or brainstorm session help you to sharpen up your policies? Are you looking for an innovative concept? Are you in need of professional help in executing your plans? Or could you do with a mediator or an experienced (interim) manager? Van Daele & Friends offer you all the know-how and experience you could possibly need.