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Falkirk Community Trust wins Refer-all Foundation award 2016

Falkirk Community Trust has won ReferAll’s 2016 Foundation Award. The Award gifts the trust a one-year exercise referral software licence worth over £2,000. ReferAll, which specialises in software solutions to enhance the efficiency of exercise referrals from GP to leisure provider, created the Foundation Award in 2014 as an altruistic venture with a vision to provide the tools for organisations to help people to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Falkirk Community Trust, a leisure trust which manages four...

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International basketball star Karl Brown to speak at active-net 2016

International basketball star and head coach of the England under 18 Men’s Basketball Team, Karl Brown, will be the after dinner speaker at active-net next month. The sportsman, who went from inner city Leicester to America and back again using sport as his ticket, will tell the delegates at the two-day event his inspiring story. active-net, now in its third year, will take place from 27-28 April at Loughborough University. As well as one-to-one buyer and...

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Places for People partners with ReferAll to deliver its exercise on referral programming

Places for People Leisure has partnered with exercise referral software specialist ReferAll to deliver the programme across its group. The award-winning, not-for-dividend leisure management operator is expanding and developing its health offering by switching from paper-based systems to ReferAll’s software. This will be rolled out across its estate over the next twelve to eighteen months. Sarah Leonie, Head of Fitness at Places for People Leisure, explained: “We are very aware that a key weakness for the leisure...

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The Doctor will see you now…

ukactive’s Research Director, Dr. Steven Mann, will be hosting a series of one-to-one surgery sessions at this year’s active-net, which takes place at Loughborough University on 27 & 28th April 2016. The sessions will cover ukactive’s research agenda and look at how data driven decisions can create results for providers across the sector. Mike Hill, Director of Leisure-net Solutions, the leading customer insight provider for the active leisure sector and organiser of the active-net event said: “Following...

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Educational streams announced for active-net Australasia

The educational streams have been announced for active-net Australasia, a business-focussed networking event taking part at the Novotel St. Kilda in Melbourne on 27 and 28 July 2016. Similar to the UK event, active-net Australasia, managed by leading UK industry insight specialist Leisure-net Solutions, will comprise of 16 one-to-one business meetings between suppliers and operators, as well as a networking lunch and dinner and an educational thread with keynote speaker Paralympian John Domandl and workshops, including...

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Speakers announced for retention convention

Speakers have been announced for this year’s Retention Convention, organised by globally-recognised retention expert Dr. Paul Bedford - a two-day event that will focus on improving customer experiences. The world-renowned experts include Molly Kemmer, who is the Chair of IHRSA and only the third female to hold the position in 34 years. A thought leader with more than 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry, Kemmer is passionate about innovative programme solutions that contribute...

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Top compliance accreditation for Createability

Createability has successfully achieved Exor Gold Standard accreditation demonstrating the company’s ability to meet the rigorous pre-qualification requirements within the private and public sectors. The Hampshire-based firm recently received accreditation from Exor, whose standards are recognised as being amongst the highest in their industry. Ian Cotgrave, Managing Director, of Createability said: “As an expert in our field we look to ensure our standards are continually being improved and that we deliver customers with the first rate service...

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Freemantle C of E Community Academy to Benefit from a Large Extension

Leisure design and build specialist Createability has started work on a large extension at Freemantle C of E Community Academy, home to 450 pupils aged 2 to 11 years old, and located in the heart of Southampton. Building work started at the end of September 2015 and is due to complete by mid-April 2016. The 460 sq m extension will feature a large double-walled sports hall along with two double classrooms that will be able to...

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Better Gym Stratford Opens

Better Gym Stratford, located in the heart of East Village in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just a stone’s throw from Westfields Shopping Centre and Stratford International Station, has now opened and provides the local community with a no contract, low-cost offering. Leisure design and build specialist Createability transformed the area above the local Sainsbury’s into a 10,000 sq ft health club showcasing 130 Technogym stations, a functional training area with an XCube functional frame and...

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Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre to benefit from a £3.6 million redevelopment

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre to benefit from a £3.6 million redevelopment. Createability and Alliance Leisure Services have joined forces and won the contract to lead the £3.6 million transformation of the leisure facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre in Bristol. The mutually beneficial partnership between the two companies follows the submission of a redevelopment scheme that the Council and the Operating Trust (Circadian Leisure) felt would meet the demands of the centre and the local community. The brief...

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