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Brio Leisure uses data from ReferAll to demonstrate the success of its health and wellbeing programmes

Community Interest Company (CIC), Brio Leisure has demonstrated the success of its Exercise on Referral (EOR) Smoking Cessation and Weight Management programmes with an impressive set of annual statistics. Over the last financial year, uptake rates are over 80% for both EOR and Weight Management programmes. During this time nearly 5,000 referrals were received, with over 2,000 patients referred to EOR programmes and nearly 2,000 to Weight Management. The Cheshire-based CIC’s questionnaire scores reinforce this success. Data...

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Bigwave media tackles new area for clients with appointment of Theresa England

Bigwave media will be helping clients to increase secondary revenue and tackle the obesity crisis on a local level through targeted food and beverage strategies and procurement. The new service offering comes as Theresa England is announced as the leisure marketing agency’s Contract and Partnerships Manager. England joins from 1Life Management Solutions, where she worked as National Head of Food and Beverage and more recently Regional Director, with full commercial and operational responsibility for 14 leisure...

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Leisure-net launches theme for active-net 2018

Places at active-net 2018 are already filling up following the roaring success of the 2017 event in March, which saw 95% of delegates say they’d like to attend next year. The educational theme for active-net 2018, which will take place on 14 - 15 March at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham, will be data and the use of technology across the active leisure sector, including aspects such as benchmarking performance against national trend data, facial recognition security systems...

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Great Minds Met in Manchester to tackle UK health club retention

Great Minds Met in Manchester for Dr. Paul Bedford’s third Retention Convention. The Retention Guru’s day-long event saw five world-class speakers give their take on retaining a happy workforce and the impact this has on member retention. Counter-terrorism specialist and leadership expert, Steve Jee, who spent 20 years in the British Army as a military intelligence officer, used scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator to explain how to motivate a team, ensuring everyone is working to...

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Oxford City Council achieves excellence in Quest for Active Communities

Oxford City Council has become the first local authority in the country to receive an ‘Excellent’ rating in Quest for Active Communities, the new assessment model from Quest, Sport England’s quality scheme for sport and leisure. Quest for Active Communities directly supports the priorities outlined in both Sport England’s strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’ and the government’s ‘Sporting Future’ strategy, including physical health, mental wellbeing, individual development, social/community development and economic development. The achievement of ‘Excellent’ in...

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John Pounds Centre relaunches gym with accessible Precor equipment

The John Pounds Centre, in Portsmouth, managed by the John Pounds Community Trust, has refurbished its gym with Precor Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) equipment, making it more accessible. Portsmouth South MP, Flick Drummond, attended a recent open day along with beneficiaries of the trust’s Healthy Living Scheme. Jude Caunter, now a permanent instructor, initially joined The John Pounds Centre on a work placement through InstructAbility, a bespoke programme designed to engage disabled people in the fitness...

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tmactive appoints first apprentice

Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust has appointed its first apprentice as part of plans to provide employment opportunities for local young people. George Miles from Hadlow has joined the not-for-profit organisation, which delivers sports and leisure facilities on behalf of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, as an apprentice green keeper. Based at Poult Wood Golf Course, the 22 year old will be trained in all aspects of green keeping over the next two years, working 35 hours...

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Gladstone makes an iMPACT with outcome management software

Software supplier Gladstone has launched a groundbreaking outcome management product, which will enable organisations to measure and demonstrate the impact of sport and leisure programmes on community health. Developed by Gladstone in partnership with community health provider Everyone Health – sister company to leisure operator Everyone Active – the solution is now available to Gladstone customers as a module called Health, and as a standalone product under the brand name iMPACT. “A number of our customers are...

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Sport Wales national database to be powered by the DataHub 

Sport Wales, the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales, is the latest partner to join the DataHub. A key part of the collaboration will be the DataHub powering Sport Wales’ national facility audit, so that the database, which contains location and specification details of all indoor facilities, will remain up to date. This will enable key intelligence to be built to better inform investment decisions and strategic priorities in...

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Top NPS score for active-net 2017

Delegates at this year’s active-net gave the biggest thumbs up in its three-year history, scoring the event an impressive 90% Net Promoter Score (NPS). Unlike traditional satisfaction surveys, a company’s NPS® is obtained by asking customers one question: how likely is it that you would recommend our company to a friend or colleague? Their responses – rated from 0 to 10 – place them in one of three groups. ‘Promoters’ rate the company nine or ten,...

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