Holywell Park Conference Centre
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
Local authorities and leisure trusts are the dominant providers of a whole range of sports and leisure facilities, from swimming pools to gyms and sports stadia. Getting the relationship right between the local authority and leisure provider is essential to ensure the best result for both.
Whether you manage your leisure in-house, act as the leisure client manager or leisure contractor, all parties have a vested interest in ensuring facilities continue to excite and attract new users whilst retaining the existing clientele. In a time of austerity and diminishing budgets, subsidies (if any) need to be demonstrably seen to provide a benefit to residents and monies used productively.
This seminar brings together speakers from across the leisure spectrum to explore the issues posed and outline their own successful strategies for increased usage and income, often diversifying into areas that increase utilisation of the facilities and expand the remit of leisure into social care and health. Whilst leisure is increasingly a part of Health & Wellbeing, this seminar focusses on managing successful facilities and the investment and innovation that helps to ensure a bright future
State of the Leisure Market
Speaker: Iain Varah, Past Chair CLOA, Chief Executive, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure
Diversify to Survive and Thrive
Speakers: Lyndsey Sims, Director of Services & Business Development, and Shaun Higgins, Head of
Community & Access, Active Tameside
The Effective Client Role
Speaker: Karen Whitfield, Community Commercial Investment Programmes Manager, West Lindsey District Council
Successful Development of Sports and Leisure in a 2-Tier Authority
Speaker: Theresa Hodgkinson, Corporate Manager, Locality and Community Empowerment, Ashfield District Council
Who are our Customers?
Speaker: Jeff Gorse, Performance Management Officer, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles
Measuring and Affecting Member Retention
Speaker: Guy Griffiths, Director, GG-Fit
Energy Efficient Leisure Facilities
Speaker: Wayne Bexton, Head of Energy Projects, Nottingham City Council
Facilities for the Future
Speaker: Paul Cluett, Managing Director, Alliance Leisure