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New MD for Gladstone amid internal moves

Tom Withers has been promoted to Gladstone Health and Leisure’s Managing Director. Withers, previously Gladstone’s Sales and Marketing Director, has worked for the market leading software provider for 17 years. The shift comes as Arthur Morris, Gladstone’s previous Managing Director for the past four years, moves up with the Jonas Group to become a Business Unit Manager, overseeing nine companies within the UK including SDA, TRP and CAP2. Morris will work closely with all the brands and...

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Hertfordshire Sports Partnership introduces new Exercise on Referral scheme

Award-winning Herts Sports Partnership (HSP) has introduced an exciting new Exercise on Referral scheme using ReferAll’s online software solution. The scheme known as Active Herts project is coordinated by HSP and made possible with funding from Sport England, Herts Public Health and local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Active Herts aims to target inactive people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease or mental health conditions by offering behaviour change support to help individuals get active. The three-year...

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Right Directions expands following Quest contract win

Quality and health and safety specialist Right Directions has further expanded its team after retaining the contract to deliver Sport England’s Quest, the UK quality scheme for sport and leisure, and the National Benchmarking Service (NBS) for another three years. Paul Brivio, 57, an experienced coach, mentor and management consultant, with a 35 year career in the leisure industry, has been appointed as Quest’s Sports Development Manager. Brivio worked his way up from his first role as...

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OCL’s 2106 Milltown Race events open for entries

Back for its second year, the popular Sprint Triathlon will take place on 4 April at Saddleworth Pool and Leisure Centre, where athletes will swim 400m, cycle 20k and complete a 5k run through Uppermill, Diggle, Delph, Scouthead, Austerlands, Lees, Grotton, Lydgate, and Grasscroft. Why not enter a relay team? Simply identify your swimmer, cyclist and runner to compete for the team prize. A 10% early bird discount is available for entries until 31 January. Early...

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IQL UK endorses STITCH accident benchmarking tool

New figures have been released for accidents in swimming pools as IQL UK, the trading subsidiary of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), puts its weight behind Right Directions’ accident benchmarking platform STITCH. The first annual report for the online tool, developed by the quality and health and safety specialist that delivers Sport England’s Quest quality scheme, ukactive’s Code of Practice and accreditation for the ASA’s Learn to Swim Pathway, found that swimming pools...

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ReferAll launches 2016 Foundation Award

Exercise Referral Schemes across the country have just six weeks to get their entries ready for ReferAll’s Foundation Award, which has just been launched for 2016. ReferAll, which specialises in software solutions to enhance the efficiency of exercise referrals from GP to leisure provider, created the Foundation Award in 2014, providing one Exercise Referral Scheme with access to the company’s scheme administrator module free of charge for a year. The annual Foundation Award, valued at £2,200, is...

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Lifetime Appoints Head of Commercial Training for Fitness

Lifetime Training has appointed Sam Kenward as its new Head of Commercial Training for Fitness. In his new role, Sam’s focus will be on achieving the highest possible success rates and engagement levels amongst Lifetime’s self-funded Fitness learners. Kenward joined Lifetime Training as a Senior Course Advisor in 2008. He was promoted to Commercial Development Manager in 2013, gaining experience and valuable skills during his tenure. In his previous role as Commercial Development Manager, Sam was...

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Quest and NBS launch joint conference with CIMSPA

Sport England’s leading quality scheme for sport and leisure is joining forces with the industry’s top professional development body to launch a two-day conference. The annual conference of the Quest quality scheme and its sister initiative the National Benchmarking Service (NBS) has been highly successful since its inception in 2010. Next year, for the first time, the event will run side by side with the annual conference of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport...

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Inverclyde Leisure teams up with Bigwave to boost figures

Inverclyde Leisure has boosted swimming lesson participation by more than 44% and related income by a staggering 82% at its Port Glasgow pool. The impressive increases are part of a company expansion plan by CEO, Kieron Vango, who brought in Bigwave media soon after his appointment in summer 2013, to help drive participation and income through a number of product development and commercial marketing projects. Other wins include a 45% increase in swimming lessons income at The...

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Leisure-net launches active-net Australasia

The Australasian health, fitness and leisure sector is set to benefit from a new, tried and tested networking event with the launch of active-net in Melbourne on 27 and 28 July 2016. Managed by leading UK industry insight specialist, Leisure-net Solutions, the event will bring together operators and suppliers for high-level business-skills workshops and business-focused networking at the Novotel St Kilda. active-net has already enjoyed two successful years in the UK and now Fitness Australia is putting...

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