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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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Bede’s School rated ‘Excellent’ by Sport England’s Quest

Bede’s Senior School in Sussex has become the latest independent school in the UK to successfully pass a tough assessment by Sport England’s national quality scheme, Quest – with a rating of ‘Excellent’. Quest is the sport and leisure industry’s best-known improvement programme, with more than 650 Quest-registered sport and leisure facilities across the UK, including 121 facilities within independent schools. To achieve the accreditation, Bede’s School’s sports facilities underwent a mystery visit and a two-day assessment,...

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Trafford Leisure manages leads like pros…without any sales staff

Weekend membership sales at Trafford Leisure have taken a jump, despite not having a sales team. Gym floor staff are responsible for all the Trafford Leisure membership sales, which have risen from an average of 12 to around 28 each weekend, since launching Leisure-net’s online sales-Focus system in December 2016; a set of online tools to manage, monitor and measure results from the membership enquiry stage through to the sale. Despite the marketing department being really good...

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Counter-terrorism and leadership expert to address Retention Convention 2017

Counter-terrorism specialist and leadership expert, Steve Jee, is the latest name to join the list of speakers for this year’s Retention Convention - Great Minds Meet in Manchester. Jee spent 20 years in the British Army as a military intelligence officer. During this time he served and commanded on counter-terrorism operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, and for this was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS). He was also a leadership instructor and...

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ReferAll creates a ‘buzz’ at Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service

buzz, Manchester’s Health & Wellbeing Service, was established in April 2016. Funded by Public Health Manchester, buzz is part of the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. It aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities in Manchester, helping people live healthier, happier and longer lives. buzz juggles its responsibilities via its small but highly qualified team, including one-to-one wellbeing advisors, alongside community volunteers. Its Physical Activity Referral...

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Jump-start for trampoline parks with new Primary Authority partnership

Health and safety has just been made simpler for trampoline park operators running multiple facilities across the country, thanks to a new partnership. Health and safety and quality management expert, Right Directions, has partnered with South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) and Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) to form what’s known as a Primary Authority partnership. This government legislation makes it easier for businesses that operate in more than one local authority area by enabling them to seek regulatory advice...

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