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Lifetime launches Beauty Academy in Brentwood

Lifetime Training, the multi-award winning training provider, has launched a new Beauty Academy in Brentwood. The Academy is part of an ambitious roll out to cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, London and Liverpool during 2016. The launch was attended by Academy suppliers Aston & Fincher and Your Salon Store, alongside, local press, prospective students and members of the Lifetime Beauty Therapy Tutor team. Thirty-year old Becky Clements from Basildon is one of the new recruits. She commented: “I...

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Leisure-net launches lead management response tool

Leading customer insight provider for the active leisure sector, Leisure-net has added a sales tool to its web-based e-Focus Customer Insight Platform on the DataHub. sales-Focus offers a unique set of tools to manage, monitor and measure results from the membership enquiry stage through to the sale. The online service aims to speed up health club and leisure centre lead response times, as well as increasing conversions. “As clearly demonstrated in the research we undertook with sales...

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Lifetime Training recruits Australian high-flyer

Lifetime Training has scoured the globe in its quest to appoint industry innovators. The company’s latest addition is Sean Cosgrove, who was previously Chief Operating Officer at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Cosgrove has been appointed as Head of Commercial Operations at Lifetime. In addition to his business expertise, leading all commercial operations teams including course delivery, sales and customer service, Cosgrove is also completing a Masters of Business Administration. Previous roles include National Sales &...

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Further expansion for Right Directions as core team hits 24

Right Directions has welcomed two new members to its team. The industry’s quality management and health and safety expert core team, which delivers Sport England’s Quest quality scheme, ukactive’s Code of Practice and accreditation for the ASA’s Learn to Swim Pathway, has now hit 24. Quality Manager, Deborah Jones, is an active leisure industry veteran with more than 20 years experience under her belt, having started her career as a receptionist, birthday party host, cafe team...

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Changing the face of the IT sector

Female school leavers about to enter the world of work should consider a career in IT, according to IT Apprentice Hannah Kelly. With many IT firms looking to young people of both sexes to fill their digital skills gaps, now is the time for women to get a qualification that could lead to a career at the forefront of digital innovation. Hannah, 26, has successfully completed an IT Professional Level 3 qualification with the support of Remit...

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Our Leisure People tool launches to tackle team communication issues

A new tool has been launched to tackle the issue of communicating with large staff numbers. Our Leisure People is a team communication tool aimed at team members that don't work from a desk. Currently piloting with two large leisure operators, the smartphone-driven tool, has completely revolutionised the way centres communicate with their team members. From sharing news stories on latest company updates, quickly covering a vacant shift or for one-to-one ‘conversations’, the pilot operators have...

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Weight management provider aims to improve efficiency with specialist software solution

BeeZee Bodies, which runs weight management programmes, has adopted a new specialist software solution from ReferAll in a bid to improve efficiency for staff and clients. Established in 2012 BeeZee Bodies previously used a basic spreadsheet to input client data, but having won a new contract in Bedfordshire the company decided to prioritise its budget in a bid to improve productivity. Helen Mayhew, Operations Director for BeeZee Bodies Ltd, explained: “Our portfolio of specialist weight management courses...

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Lifetime expands Curriculum Team

Lifetime Training has expanded its Curriculum Team with two new Design Managers. As Curriculum Design Managers, Chris Beck and Vicky Tester are now responsible for the vital management and development of teaching and learning resources for the active leisure sector. Chris Beck ran his own health coaching business for three years before joining Lifetime Training as a Regional Trainer in 2012. He also managed both public and private sector leisure facilities. Passionate about sport, fitness and...

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Workforce development theme for active-net 2017

Workforce development has been announced as the theme for active-net 2017, with bookings already being taken for the fourth annual two-day conference. The 2017 event will take place on 29-30 March at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham, a beautiful period property set in 26 acres of spectacular grounds, just a short drive from Nottingham City Centre. active-net brings together over 100 leading operators and suppliers within the active leisure sector for business-focused, pre-selected one-to-one meetings, together with informative...

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Quest and Substance unveil national sport for development accreditation

A new accreditation designed to help agencies involved in sport for development work to demonstrate their impact is being launched across the UK, following a successful pilot with three organisations. The growing sport for development (S4D) sector is made up of organisations that use sport to achieve personal and social objectives, from improving physical and mental wellbeing and educational attainment to increasing community cohesion and civic engagement, particularly by young people. The new award – Quest Sport...

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