24 Feb 2018 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 730, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

Leisure Opportunities bloggers:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

Philippe Rossiter
Chief Executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,
Springboard

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Suki Kalirai
Interim CEO,
SkillsActive

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Stephen Studd
CEO,
SkillsActive

Edwina Hart
Minister for Business,
Welsh Assembly Government

Tim Lewthwaite
Publications manager,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Lisa Starr
Senior Consultant,
Wynne Business

Linda Cendes
Program Assistant, Comms,
AZA

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Anna Bjurstam
Owner,
Raison d'Etre

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,
NEMO

Dieter Buchner
Founding Partner,
Urban Healing

Jean-Guy de Gabriac
Founder/ CEO,
Tip Touch Academie

Leah De Silva
Business development director,
Springboard

David Grevemberg
CEO,
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Anni Hood
Owner,
Kis Lifestyle Group

Simon Johnson
CEO,
Business in Sport and Leisure

David Kerr
Principal,
David Kerr Associates

Nick King
Director,
Sports Think Tank

Fredrik Lindahl
Treasurer & Administrator,
Finnish Cricket Association

Kerry Mabbley
Customer Relationship Manager,
Springboard

Chris Marriott
Capita Symonds

Rhona Mennie
Business relations manager,
Springboard UK

Peter Moody
Partner,
Brook Street des Roches LLP

Matt Partridge
Executive board member,
CLOA

Tom Pinnington
Associate director,
Capita Symonds

Neil Richmond
Founder,
Neil Richmond & Co.

Hugh Robertson
Minister for Sport

Louise Routh
Marketing and communications director,
Springboard UK

Dee Smith
Head of Programmes,
Springboard

David Stalker
CEO,
ukactive

Chris Trickey
Chief Executive,
SAPCA

Phillip Villars
Managing Director,
Indigo Planning

Andrew Wade
Partner,
Lawrence Graham LLP

Tom Walker
Journalist,
Leisure Media

Charles Wilford
Co-Head, Leisure Team,
Gerald Eve

Duncan Wood-Allum
Director,
Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy

A time to reflect on the past 60 years

by Philippe Rossiter

On 7 June, the Institute of Hospitality held its AGM and Annual Lunch at London's Dorchester Hotel. Attendance was at its highest level for many years, demonstrating a welcome and positive support by the industry for its professional body. [more...]

Volunteering gets a boost

by Liz Terry

It's all change again in the world of sport as the new government's policies begin to kick in and the impact of Big Society thinking is felt. We debate the issues this will throw up for the industry in our Talkback feature in Sports Management 2011 issue 2 on page 22 and the general consensus is that sport is well placed to handle these challenges, just as it has dealt with the last 20 years of political shifting sands. [more...]

Independent think tank for sport

by John Goodbody

It's odd that just when this country is on the brink of such a momentous decade of staging international events and when public money has never before been invested so lavishly in sport - that there is no organisation suggesting, let alone charting, long-term future policy in British sport. [more...]

Cinemas sweat their assets

by Liz Terry

Cinemas have been a great place to put your money for the last 20 years as the multiplex market has grown from scratch, boomed and created big profits for operators and investors. [more...]

Councils must choose the most appropriate procurement route

by Chris Marriott

The message that local authorities can make big savings by outsourcing the management of their leisure facilities has been received loud and clear. Activity in the leisure outsourcing market has increased markedly since last year; so much so that it seems appropriate to continue with the theme. [more...]

Find new models

by Liz Terry

The global recession has driven operators to look further afield for growth, prompting them to be more creative in identifying development and partnership opportunities. The recession has also inspired operators to be more outward-looking in their approach and we're seeing an acceleration in the number of projects that involve international collaboration. [more...]

Synergies of sporting success

by Liz Terry

Major sporting events have become big business in the UK over the last 15 years. We're now bidding for world championships across a wide range of sports, while the momentum continues to build for the London 2012 Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. [more...]

A conflict of use at the Olympic Stadium

by John Goodbody

So we've ended up with an Olympic Stadium that, after the Games, is not ideal for football, nor athletics; or Leyton Orient, certainly not for Tottenham Hotspur and probably not even for the local residents of Newham. [more...]

Seize the day

by Kate Cracknell

Political, social and economic changes are presenting the health and fitness industry with a new set of challenges - not only how to address issues such as obesity and an ageing population, but also the broader question of how to align ourselves more closely with both the medical sector and governmental agendas. But with all of these challenges comes huge opportunity. [more...]

Will 'nudging' work?

by Kate Cracknell

The government's 'nudge' approach to improving public health - encouraging people to make healthier choices by making these the more accessible option - may struggle to make an impression, because the lure of unhealthy choices remains so much stronger. [more...]

Happy 30th birthday

by Liz Terry

Welcome to the 30th anniversary, souvenir edition of Leisure Management. We've brought together our leading contributors to explore the ways the industry has grown and developed since 1981. [more...]

Driven to change

by Liz Terry

If you look back four years, the consensus across the fitness industry was that it was time for a change - things had got a little boring. Operators were set in their ways and analysts talked about the need to break the mould, create new business models and challenge the status quo, but nothing changed in spite of this recognition. [more...]

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