Parkwood Leisure is recognised as one of the leading leisure management companies in the UK. Parkwood Leisure currently operates 84 leisure facilities on behalf of 27 Clients and their experience ranges from the management of 50m International Swimming Pools and state of the art Fitness Gyms, to ice rinks, theatres and conference venues. Having designed, built and operated 17 new leisure centres, Parkwood Leisure is leading the UK market in the PFI/PPP/DBOM sector.
Serco is one of the world's leading service companies. They improve the quality and efficiency of essential services that matter to millions of people around the world. Serco are involved with national and local government’s most important areas of public service, including health, education, transport, science and defence.
Formed by Sir Richard Branson in 1970 Virgin has gone on to create more than 300 branded companies in 30 countries, employing around 50,000 people. Virgin Active is part of the Virgin group and Virgin Active Health Clubs attract more than 1.1 million members across the world. They have the most rigorously tested workout equipment, the hottest, most innovative classes and employ only the brightest, most qualified people.
Nexus Community is a division of GLL. Nexus means connected, hub, centre or focal point. They manage leisure facilities and services in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and aim to provide accessible, exciting and popular activities to everyone that lives and works in the area.
Vista Leisure is committed to continuous improvement and providing choice for sport and leisure in the community for the benefit of customers, employees and partners. Vista Leisure is a Social Enterprise with charitable status managing leisure facilities and services within East Kent.
Sencio Community Leisure is a Trust of which all profits are directly re-invested into the facilities. Making the pursuit of healthy living a life-long goal that is enjoyable and beneficial for the whole community is a key objective for Sencio Community Leisure and together with Sevenoaks District Council they deliver a programme of innovative and exciting health and fitness opportunities to everyone.
Inspire Leisure was established in April 2006 to work with Arun District Council to manage the operation and development of culture, art and sport within the district. Inspire Leisure formally took over the operation of the Littlehampton Swimming and Sports Centre, The Windmill Entertainment Centre and a host of other leisure and sports facilities in 2006. In addition, Inspire Leisure also manages Arun Leisure Centre under a partnership agreement with West Sussex County Council. As a not for profit organisation, operational surpluses are re-invested across the business to the benefit of both customers and the local community.
City & Guilds Group is the UK's leading vocational awarding organisation. They employ over 1000 people and award 1.9 million certificates every year.
Active IQ is one of the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding organisations, covering Health, Fitness, Sport and Recreation. Active IQ is a dynamic, flexible Awarding Body within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways.
Since it was founded in 1982, Sports Leaders UK have delivered awards and qualifications through formal curriculum - schools, colleges and universities and in the community. The Sports Leaders UK portfolio contains 13 awards and qualifications; they form a range of leadership training and involvement with sport, dance and physical activity that match requirements of all ages for sport, education and employment.
Founded in 1932, the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) is the world’s largest swim teaching and lifesaving organisation. STA’s aim is to ensure that everyone knows how to swim and survive in water, and can carry out basic rescue techniques. STA award over 250,000 children with their first 'learn to swim' badge each year.
Institute Of Leadership & Management (ILM)View partners site.
ILM offer a wide range of specialist qualifications to provide leadership and management professionals with the practical skills and knowledge to perform and develop in their role.
Welcome to Excellence is the most successful customer service training initiative in the UK. The courses are all one-day in length and cover varying aspects of customer service. They provide front-line staff and managers with the skills they need to provide high standards of service on a consistent basis. Welcome Host Gold is the new addition to the suite which equips participants to deliver world-class customer service, adding value, increasing sales and customer satisfaction.
The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help raise standards of living. It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.
The SFA are a partner organisation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and their job is to fund and regulate adult further education and skills training in England. Their mission is to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy.
The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. They work to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make the nation a better place in which to live and work.
The FIA is the trade body which represents every reputable organisation in the health and activity industry. They currently represent over 2800 operators in the public and private sectors, as well as 250 supplier organisations.
Chartered Institute For The Management Of Sport And Physical Activity (CIMSPA)View partners site.
CIMSPA started its operations on 1 Jan 2012, following the award of a Royal Charter in late 2011, before which it was operating as IMSPA. Their vision is to develop a vibrant, UK wide sport and physical activity sector, led by professionals providing advocacy and leadership and working in partnership with its stakeholders to help ensure the highest standards of service delivery.
The QSA is a Consortium of 10 work based learning providers led by Cardiff and Vale College with the aim of providing excellent training opportunities to learners in Wales.