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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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Lifetime Training wins four awards in a week

National training provider Lifetime Training has scooped four prestigious national awards in the past few days, on top of organising a successful internal Lifetime Learner Achievement Awards ceremony in London. The company won Best Use of Technology, Large Training Provider of the Year and Apprenticeship Provider of the Year awards at the UK Active Training Awards 2015 as well as winning a Silver trophy for Best use of Social & Collaborative Learning Technologies/Best Online Distance Learning...

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Kirklees Active Leisure wins top ASA Award for its aquatics

Ever taken a dip in one of Kirklees Active Leisure’s (KAL) nine pools? Then you’re in expert hands, as the charitable leisure trust has just won the ASA’s Facility Operator of the Year! KAL, which manages 14 leisure facilities and swimming pools on behalf of Kirklees Council, won the category for operators with up to 22 wet sites. The Amateur Swimming Association (the national governing body of swimming) recognised KAL for its outstanding programmes, performance and...

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Virgin Active teams up with Cap2 to take children’s programming online

Virgin Active has teamed up with Cap2 Solutions to take it’s children’s programming online. The health club chain will be managing all its 4,500 weekly swimming classes and 700 Active Aces weekly tennis lessons via the CoursePro course management software. Endorsed by the ASA, CoursePro removes paperwork processes from teachers and coaches, who can take registers and assess pupils, as well as log notes and achievements in real-time using an iPod. It simplifies the administration process,...

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Retention Guru to launch second retention convention

Globally-recognised retention expert Dr. Paul Bedford is to hold a second Retention Convention in the UK next year, focused on improving customer experiences. For the second time, the international speaker and author of the world’s largest retention study will bring together a number of world renowned experts to help operators unlock the secrets of retaining members longer. The two-day event at Austen Court, the home of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in Central Birmingham, on...

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Industry experts team up to offer insights at free seminars

Customer insight specialist Leisure-net Solutions has teamed up with marketing expert Bigwave media and payment solutions provider DFC to offer two insight seminars based on data and best practice. The one day events, which are free for all their clients to attend, will take place in next month at the Doncaster Dome on 1 December and Bradley Stoke on 2 December. The content is based on data from Leisure-net’s platforms and research and will see Director David...

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Lifetime Training aids ‘talent initiative’ development at GLL with new qualification

Lifetime Training is working with leisure trust GLL, a national leading charitable social enterprise and the largest leisure operator in the UK, to develop its staff’s core management skills. The ILM accredited Level 3 Award in Effective Management features four face-to-face workshops and an accompanying webinar. The innovative course, which was launched by the award winning training company in July 2015, is endorsed by CIMSPA the gatekeeper for educational standards. The qualification helps to provide front line...

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Right Directions launches new endorsed health and safety courses

Right Directions has launched two new endorsed health and safety courses aimed specifically at the health, fitness and leisure industry. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) four-day ‘Managing Safely Course’is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector and any organisation, but Right Directions brings a health, fitness and leisure focus to the programme, ensuring learners don’t waste valuable time learning aspects that won’t apply to their business. Delivered by senior leisure managers who have...

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Lifetime Training creates learner focused website

Lifetime Training has invested in its online presence with a newly developed website. Designed to enhance the learner experience, Lifetime Training adopted a collaborative and consultative approach undertaking user research with prospective learners. The company’s new digital shop window aims to improve engagement with both learners and employers with an enhanced and intuitive design. Via user testing and input from a specialist agency in user experience, the information architecture of the site has been re-worked enabling...

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