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Hinckley Leisure Centre Wins Prestigious Building Award Image

Hinckley Leisure Centre Wins Prestigious Building Award

Hinckley Leisure Centre has won one of the most prestigious construction and architectural awards in the Midlands. Read more

HEART UK National Cholesterol Month  Image

HEART UK National Cholesterol Month

PfPL wholeheartedly got behind National Cholesterol Month with over 45 centres up and down the country taking part! Read more

Places for People Leisure Named as Test Valley Borough Council's New Leisure Partner  Image

Places for People Leisure Named as Test Valley Borough Council's New Leisure Partner

Test Valley Borough Council have chosen PfPL as its leisure partner in a 30-year contract starting on 1st April 2017. Read more

Mill Chase Leisure Centre Celebrates Quest Excellence  Image

Mill Chase Leisure Centre Celebrates Quest Excellence

Mill Chase Leisure Centre, managed by Places for People Leisure on behalf of East Hampshire District Council is awarded Quest Excellence Read more

Graves Health and Sports Centre is New Home for Olympian  Image

Graves Health and Sports Centre is New Home for Olympian

Olympian Bryony Page Makes Graves Health and Sports Centre in Sheffield her new Home Read more

Fiona Bishop wins runner up at this years InstructAbility Awards Image

Fiona Bishop wins runner up at this years InstructAbility Awards

Fiona Bishop from Places for People Leisure was awarded runner up the InstructAbility Awards on 20th October Read more

Local Dignitaries and an Olympian Come Together for Opening of Wyre Forest Leisure Centre Image

Local Dignitaries and an Olympian Come Together for Opening of Wyre Forest Leisure Centre

The Official Opening Ceremony of the new £11.9 million Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, took place on Thursday 27 October Read more

Rahmo Ali Adan Wins Award at Sport England’s National Satellite Club Participant Awards Image

Rahmo Ali Adan Wins Award at Sport England’s National Satellite Club Participant Awards

Somalian born Rahmo who now lives in Rotherham was presented with her award in recognition of her commitment to taking part in community sport Read more

Topping Out Ceremony for New Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre  Image

Topping Out Ceremony for New Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre

The Topping Out Ceremony of the new £7.5 million Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre took place on Friday 23rd September. Read more

Places for People Leisure Celebrate National Fitness Day Image

Places for People Leisure Celebrate National Fitness Day

This month Places for People Leisure hosted one of their largest squat challenges to mark National Fitness Day on the 7th September Read more

Places for People Leisure Win Three Awards at the Places for People Annual Star Awards  Image

Places for People Leisure Win Three Awards at the Places for People Annual Star Awards

Places for People Leisure colleagues win 3 out of the 10 awards at Places for People’s annual Star Awards this week Read more

Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre Wins National Flame Award  Image

Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre Wins National Flame Award

Centre named Leisure Centre of the Year (Streamline) at Flame Awards 2016 Read more

New Appointments at Places for People Leisure Image

New Appointments at Places for People Leisure

John Bates, former Head of Business Development has been appointed as the new Business Development Director Read more

Places for People Leisure Attended the 2016 Local Government Association Conference Image

Places for People Leisure Attended the 2016 Local Government Association Conference

Places for People Leisure exhibited at the annual LGA Conference which took place on the 5-7th July in Bournemouth Read more

Places for People Leisure Records an Unprecedented Number of New Site Openings This Year Image

Places for People Leisure Records an Unprecedented Number of New Site Openings This Year

Places for People Leisure has seen an unprecedented number of new site openings with eight this year alone Read more

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Trophy Tours Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre Image

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Trophy Tours Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will be arriving at Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre on 10th September 2016 Read more

Sheffield’s new £7m Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre Officially Opens Image

Sheffield’s new £7m Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre Officially Opens

There’s no better time to Move More, as Sheffield’s brand new leisure centre opens Read more

Donna Bristoll at Places for People Leisure wins IQL Trainer Assessor of the Year Award  Image

Donna Bristoll at Places for People Leisure wins IQL Trainer Assessor of the Year Award

Donna from PfP Leisure wins IQL Trainer Assessor of the Year Award 2016 Read more

Places for People Leisure are Attending This Year's LGA Conference  Image

Places for People Leisure are Attending This Year's LGA Conference

Visit us on Stand 59 at the Local Government Association's Annual Conference in Bournemouth Read more

New £7.5m State of the Art Tewkesbury Leisure Centre Opens to Public Image

New £7.5m State of the Art Tewkesbury Leisure Centre Opens to Public

The brand new £7.5m Tewkesbury Leisure Centre opened to the public for the first time on Monday 30th May. Read more

Places for People Leisure and Fit for Sport Recognise Partnership Opportunity Image

Places for People Leisure and Fit for Sport Recognise Partnership Opportunity

Places for People Leisure announce a new formal partnership with Fit For Sport Read more

Places for People Leisure Appoint New Business Development Director Image

Places for People Leisure Appoint New Business Development Director

John Bates takes over the helm as Business Development Director Read more

Wyre Forest’s New Leisure Centre to open in July Image

Wyre Forest’s New Leisure Centre to open in July

Wyre Forest’s new multi-million pound leisure centre is opening on Wednesday 6 July Read more

Places for People Leisure Strengthen Team with Two New Appointments Image

Places for People Leisure Strengthen Team with Two New Appointments

PfP Leisure have welcomed two new employees to fulfil the roles of Customer Experience manager and Training and Development Manager Read more

£25m Wycombe Leisure Centre opens for business Image

£25m Wycombe Leisure Centre opens for business

A new era of sport dawned on the district this week when the doors to the £25m Wycombe Leisure Centre re-opened to the public Read more

Mum and Baby Spin classes at Fleming Park win National Award Image

Mum and Baby Spin classes at Fleming Park win National Award

England Women’s Rugby World Cup winner and Minister for Sport and Tourism present the Project of the Year bronze award Read more

Places for People Leisure Strengthen Team with New Customer Experience Role  Image

Places for People Leisure Strengthen Team with New Customer Experience Role

Places for People Leisure have recently appointed Andy Glover as their new customer experience and relationship manager Read more

Swim scheme at Places for People Leisure leads the way in health care models Image

Swim scheme at Places for People Leisure leads the way in health care models

An innovative scheme to encourage more people to get active without stepping foot in the gym Read more

Dartford Council appoints operator to run new Fairfield leisure facility Image

Dartford Council appoints operator to run new Fairfield leisure facility

The Borough's flagship pool is to reopen in February 2016 Read more

New Leisure Centre Reaches Highest Point  Image

New Leisure Centre Reaches Highest Point

The district’s new Leisure Centre gained an additional feature today Read more

Places for People Leisure are finalists at this year’s prestigious ukactive Training Award Image

Places for People Leisure are finalists at this year’s prestigious ukactive Training Award

Places for People Leisure are finalists at this year’s ukactive Training Awards in three categories Read more

Budget Gym offers a Place for the People of Corby Image

Budget Gym offers a Place for the People of Corby

Local residents of Corby are revelling in their brand new Places Gym, which opened at the beginning of May. Read more

Places for People Leisure continue expansion with England Squash & Racketball Partnership Image

Places for People Leisure continue expansion with England Squash & Racketball Partnership

England Squash & Racketball (ESR) have recently launched their new participation strategy Read more

Places for People Partners with Fit For Sport to Deliver Family Activity Programme Image

Places for People Partners with Fit For Sport to Deliver Family Activity Programme

Places for People has successfully partnered with children’s activity provider Fit For Sport Read more

Success continues for Places for People Leisure's talent programme Image

Success continues for Places for People Leisure's talent programme

Investing in development pays off Read more

IQL UK Win for Places for People Leisure Image

IQL UK Win for Places for People Leisure

Places for People Leisure were awarded Multi Site Approved Training Centre of the Year (15+ sites) at the IQL UK Awards 2015. Read more

‘Outstanding' Quest Stretch Award Win for Sports Development Team  Image

‘Outstanding' Quest Stretch Award Win for Sports Development Team

First Ever Organisation to Win Quest Stretch for Sports Development Read more

Places for People win coveted ‘Leisure Operator of the Year' Award for the third year  Image

Places for People win coveted ‘Leisure Operator of the Year' Award for the third year

ukactive win for third year running Read more

UK Leading Sports Medicine Dr. is to support AmberValley residents to become more active Image

UK Leading Sports Medicine Dr. is to support AmberValley residents to become more active

Amber Valley set to be supported by a leading Sports Medicine Doctor Read more

Award Win for Sports Development Team Image

Award Win for Sports Development Team

‘Highest Scoring Sports Development Team for 2014’ – the latest accolade to add to PfPL HQ. Read more

Engaged Workforce Key to Customer Experience Image

Engaged Workforce Key to Customer Experience

This month we share our recent staff survey results. Read more from our Group HR Manager, Clare Hayler Read more

John Oxley joins the Board of Directors Image

John Oxley joins the Board of Directors

John Oxley has this month been appointed as our new Operations Director Read more

New 10 year Contract Signed with Sheffield City Council Image

New 10 year Contract Signed with Sheffield City Council

State of the art facility will include a 1,000m2 elite performance gymnastics and trampolining centre, swimming pools, health and fitness suite and 18 tennis courts Read more

Work on the New Wyre Forest Leisure Centre is Underway Image

Work on the New Wyre Forest Leisure Centre is Underway

New Leisure Centre Latest Read more

This Girl Can Campaign Image

This Girl Can Campaign

Meet the PfP Leisure Girls Read more

International Women’s Day Image

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Interview with Sandra Dodd, CEO of Places for People Leisure. Read more

Places for People Leisure Appoints New Operations Director Image

Places for People Leisure Appoints New Operations Director

John Oxley appointed as Operations Director Read more

Operator Announced for New Leisure Centre Image

Operator Announced for New Leisure Centre

Tewkesbury Leisure Centre to be operated by PFPLM Read more

Peppa Pig partners with Places for People Leisure Image

Peppa Pig partners with Places for People Leisure

Glen Staite-Loveridge, our Group Junior Activities Manager, tells us more about the recent partnership with tumuv and the launch of children’s physical activity programme, Move with Peppa. Read more

Places for People Leisure Deemed Top Class by IQL Image

Places for People Leisure Deemed Top Class by IQL

Group Lifeguard Manager, Jo Talbot tells us more about the recent external quality assurance visits conducted by the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL) where we scored 100% for the third year running. Read more

Contract Start Up Ceremony For New Hinckley Leisure Centre Image

Contract Start Up Ceremony For New Hinckley Leisure Centre

Ceremony took place on former council offices Read more

Sandra Dodd Announced as New CEO of Places For People Leisure Management Image

Sandra Dodd Announced as New CEO of Places For People Leisure Management

New CEO for the company Read more

25 Year Contract Signed with Wyre Forest District Council Image

25 Year Contract Signed with Wyre Forest District Council

The new state of the art Leisure Centre will include a sports hall, 25m swimming pool, learner pool, fitness suite, dance studios, climbing wall and outdoor football pitches Read more

Future’s Bright For Swimming  Image

Future’s Bright For Swimming

Mark Haslam, Swimming Group Manager, tells us more about the ASA partnership and why adult swimming is top of his agenda. Read more

10 Year Contact Signed with Maldon District Council Image

10 Year Contact Signed with Maldon District Council

Tim Hewett, Business Development Director tells us more about our new 10 year contract with Maldon District Council. Read more

A Wave of New Appointments Image

A Wave of New Appointments

Lauren Bullock appointed Swimming Development Manager whilst James Dumper starts as Group Lifeguard Support Manager. Read more

Rising Stars of the Future  Image

Rising Stars of the Future

Clare Hayler, Group HR Manager, gives us an insight into two key employee training programmes Read more

TUMUV partners with Places for People Leisure launch Peppa Pig activity programme Image

TUMUV partners with Places for People Leisure launch Peppa Pig activity programme

tumuv, has announced its partnership with Peppa Pig creator, Entertainment One, and Places for People Leisure to deliver its brand new Move with Peppa programme from January 2015. Read more

Xcel has been chosen as a training venue for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Image

Xcel has been chosen as a training venue for the Rugby World Cup 2015

Wales and Fiji have been assigned to use the Xcel Leisure Complex Read more

Creating active places and healthy people Image

Creating active places and healthy people

Encouraging members of the community to lead active and healthy lives Read more

Engage and Empower your Workforce Image

Engage and Empower your Workforce

97% of Places for People Leisure employees report to be happy in their jobs Read more

Leisure Facilities for all Image

Leisure Facilities for all

Overcoming obstacles - Inspiring a generation - Eat out, eat well Read more

Places for People Leisure Commits to Corporate Responsibility  Image

Places for People Leisure Commits to Corporate Responsibility

Aspiring to lead the way on issues like sustainability and staff engagement Read more

Sustainable Environments Image

Sustainable Environments

Minimising the environmental impact of our leisure facilities Read more

Places for People Leisure crowned Leisure Centre Operator of the Year 2014 Image

Places for People Leisure crowned Leisure Centre Operator of the Year 2014

It was celebrations all round at the ukactive FLAME awards for Places for People Leisure Read more

New £11 Million West Bromwich Leisure Centre Opens  Image

New £11 Million West Bromwich Leisure Centre Opens

West Bromwich Leisure Centre has been officially opened to the public. Read more

Places for People Leisure appointed by Mid Sussex and Wycombe District Councils Image

Places for People Leisure appointed by Mid Sussex and Wycombe District Councils

Mid Sussex District Council and Wycombe District Council have both awarded 15 year contracts to manage and transform their leisure provision. Read more

ACTIVE PLACES, ACTIVE PEOPLE, ACTIVE PARTNERSHIPS Image

ACTIVE PLACES, ACTIVE PEOPLE, ACTIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Tim Hewett, our Business Development Director, explores recent partnerships and new leisure facility builds across the UK… Read more

Continued commitment to quality leisure provision Image

Continued commitment to quality leisure provision

Places for People Leisure takes to 2014 with a proud list of award wins. Read more… Read more

Introducing Places for People Leisure Image

Introducing Places for People Leisure

It is with great excitement that we unveil our new name, Places for People Leisure Read more

Investing in the Community Image

Investing in the Community

Places for People Leisure becomes a social enterprise – but what does this mean for our clients and partners? Read more

May 2014 Opening for Multi Million Pound West Bromwich Leisure Centre Image

May 2014 Opening for Multi Million Pound West Bromwich Leisure Centre

West Bromwich’s £11 million Sandwell Leisure Centre opens its doors to the public this summer Read more

The DC Leisure Learner Award Winners Have Been Announced… Image

The DC Leisure Learner Award Winners Have Been Announced…

Learner Awards celebrate the achievements, and career and personal successes of DC Leisure team members. Read more

Suffolk District Council Partnership Image

Suffolk District Council Partnership

Tom Goodhand, Regional Director, reveals DC Leisure’s new 15 year partnership with Suffolk District Council. Read more

Outstanding QUEST Results for DC Leisure Image

Outstanding QUEST Results for DC Leisure

DC Leisure has been described as ‘leading the way in the industry’ by QUEST Read more

Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2013 Image

Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2013

DC Leisure have been awarded Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2013 Read more

Naming Ceremony Takes Place at Multi-million Pound West Bromwich Leisure Centre Image

Naming Ceremony Takes Place at Multi-million Pound West Bromwich Leisure Centre

A naming and Topping Out ceremony took place for the £11 million West Bromwich Leisure Centre Read more

10 Year Contract Win For DC Leisure Image

10 Year Contract Win For DC Leisure

Its a ten year contract win for DC Leisure this month, this time with Mole Valley District Council Read more

Group Gymnastics Manager Appointed Image

Group Gymnastics Manager Appointed

DC Leisure reinforces its partnership with British Gymnastics Read more

Royal Society for Public Heath Award Win Image

Royal Society for Public Heath Award Win

DC Leisure's Group Health and Wellbeing Manager talks about Royal Society for Public Heath Award win Read more

Saving Lives  Image

Saving Lives

Over 1,000 staff have recieved training to provide effective treatment in the event of a cardiac arrest Read more

DC Leisure shortlisted for two Active Leisure Awards Image

DC Leisure shortlisted for two Active Leisure Awards

The awards are for Apprenticeship Provider of the Year and Most Inspiring Health and Fitness Professional of the Year. Read more

Olympic Legacy Lives on as Junior Activities Manager is Appointed Image

Olympic Legacy Lives on as Junior Activities Manager is Appointed

Glen Staite-Loveridge has been appointed as Group Junior Activities Manager. Read more

The Rising Stars of the Future Image

The Rising Stars of the Future

This month we report on DC Leisure’s Rising Stars programme Read more

XCEL Leisure Complex Opens its Doors to Over 1,000,000 Visitors Image

XCEL Leisure Complex Opens its Doors to Over 1,000,000 Visitors

The Xcel Leisure Complex received over one million customer visits last financial year Read more

DC Leisure crowned Leisure Centre Operator of the Year 2013 Image

DC Leisure crowned Leisure Centre Operator of the Year 2013

DC Leisure comments on our latest prestigious award win at the ukactive Flame Awards and Ball of Fire Read more

Colin Jackson CBE Celebrates At Gosport Leisure Centre Image

Colin Jackson CBE Celebrates At Gosport Leisure Centre

Colin Jackson CBE joined local councillors and residents to celebrate the launch of the new £7.8 million Gosport Leisure Centre Read more

West Bromwich aims high to boost local employment prospects and community health  Image

West Bromwich aims high to boost local employment prospects and community health

The £12.5 million West Bromwich Leisure Centre will offer a wealth of opportunities to the local community. Read more

PPPs in action, one year on: Gosport Leisure Centre Image

PPPs in action, one year on: Gosport Leisure Centre

A year on from the contract win, Peter Kirkham, DC Leisure Development Director, reflects on Gosport Leisure Centre. Read more

Riverside Leisure Centre contract awarded to DC Leisure Image

Riverside Leisure Centre contract awarded to DC Leisure

DC Leisure has been awarded the contract to manage Riverside Leisure Centre in Norwich. Read more

Steve Philpott updates on acquisition by PFP Image

Steve Philpott updates on acquisition by PFP

Under the ownership of Places for People, 2013 is set to offer an abundance of opportunity Read more

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