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ukactive Awards finalists revealed

The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed.

The 2018 award categories have been divided into three groups – business excellence, specialist impact and individual achievement – and in total winners will be announced in 11 categories.

Replacing the Flame Awards, this year's edition will feature an expanded Leisure Centre Operator of the Year award, which covers any club or centre – from independents, studios and boutiques to budget gyms, local authority centres and clubs that are part of a nationwide chain.

There will also be a renewed focus on individual achievements, with three categories dedicated to people working in the physical activity sector – Physical Activity Champion, Outstanding Leader of the Year and Unsung Hero Award

The award night will take place during the Active Uprising event in Manchester on the evening of 21 June.

"This year we challenged the industry to demonstrate the role that organisations and individuals are playing," said CEO ukactive Steven Ward.

"We were looking for entries who could demonstrate that they had made substantial progress in the previous 12 months and were pushing the envelope on what we had seen before.

"Judging by the level of the entries we’ve received for the ukactive Awards, it’s fair to say that the bar has truly been raised, with some outstanding examples of business excellence, specialist impact and individual merit."

The full list of finalists for the 2018 ukactive Awards

Regional and National Club/Centre of the Year

énergie Fitness, Kilburn

Places for People Leisure

Tribe HIIT Club – Hove

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles – Howe, Wigan

Holmer Park

The Shrewsbury Club

Sport Aberdeen

Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex – Serco Leisure

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield – Serco Leisure

KA Leisure

GLL – Kensington Leisure Centre

The Tytherington Club

LED Leisure Management

GLL – Kentish Town

GLL – Olympia, Belfast

Benton Hall Golf and Country Club

Wimbledon Leisure Centre and Spa (Better)

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

W10

Inverclyde Leisure

Workington Leisure Centre – GLL

Actif Sport & Leisure, Carmarthenshire

Rainbow Leisure Centre – GLL

Arcadia Library and Leisure Group – GLL

Everyone Active – Lammas Leisure Centre

Everyone Active – Westway Sports and Fitness Centre

Everyone Active – Silksworth Sports Complex

Everyone Active – Straford Leisure Centre

Everyone Active – Daventry

Supplier of the Year

Escape Fitness

Future Fit Training

Love Recruitment

Play Innovation

Shopworks

STA

Taylor Made Designs

Origin Fitness

New Concept, Build or Design of the Year

Alliance Leisure

énergie Fitness

Places for People Leisure

New Erdington Leisure Centre, Birmingham – Serco Leisure

1Life

GLL/Participation Sport Ltd

Everyone Active – Hart Leisure Centre

Everyone Active – Sapphire Ice and Leisure

Workplace Wellbeing Programme of the Year

Wellworking Ltd

High Five Health Promotion (at 02)

Active Nation

Seven Stones

Bentley Motor Cars

ukactive Kids Award

Northampton Leisure Trust

Active Tameside

Lawn Tennis Association

Kids Run Free

Greenwich Leisure Limited

Children Inspired by Yoga – Tatty Bumpkin Ltd

Everyone Active – Westgate Leisure Centre

Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) CIC

Healthy Communities

Places for People Leisure

Intelligent Health

Active Tameside

MAN v FAT Football

1Life – Special Olympics

West Ham United Foundation

Everyone Active – Westway Sports and Fitness

Everyone Health – Alive and Kicking

Campaign of the Year

Promote PR

Ordnance Survey

AXA PPP Healthcare

Mind

The Gym Group

Inclusion and Disability Award

Sport for Confidence/Basildon Sporting Village, Everyone Active

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles

Aspire

Harborough Leisure Centre – Serco Leisure

Active Tameside

Active Nation

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre - GLL

Tennis Foundation

Physical Activity Champion

Sandy Motteram

Brett Jenkins

Chelsea Mears-Graham

Annalisa Cellini

Andrea Warner

Louisa Chatwin

Luke Sheppard

Jonathon Woolridge

Outstanding Leader of the Year

Jan Spaticchia

Sue Anstiss MBE

Dr William Bird

Malcolm McPhail

Stuart Martin

Dave Candler

Oliver Stacey

Justin Musgrove

Unsung Hero Award

Julie Barton

Sylvia Parker

Dorothy Markham

Gill Smith

Andy Bowes

Rachel Oakley

Ben Wimbush

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The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed. The 2018 award categories have been divided into three groups – business excellence, specialist impact and individual achievement – and in total winners will be announced in 11 categories. Replacing the Flame Awards, this year's edition will feature an expanded Leisure Centre Operator of the Year award, which covers any club or centre – from independents, studios and boutiques to budget gyms, local authority centres and clubs that are part of a nationwide chain.
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ukactive Awards finalists revealed

The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed.

The 2018 award categories have been divided into three groups – business excellence, specialist impact and individual achievement – and in total winners will be announced in 11 categories.

Replacing the Flame Awards, this year's edition will feature an expanded Leisure Centre Operator of the Year award, which covers any club or centre – from independents, studios and boutiques to budget gyms, local authority centres and clubs that are part of a nationwide chain.

There will also be a renewed focus on individual achievements, with three categories dedicated to people working in the physical activity sector – Physical Activity Champion, Outstanding Leader of the Year and Unsung Hero Award

The award night will take place during the Active Uprising event in Manchester on the evening of 21 June.

"This year we challenged the industry to demonstrate the role that organisations and individuals are playing," said CEO ukactive Steven Ward.

"We were looking for entries who could demonstrate that they had made substantial progress in the previous 12 months and were pushing the envelope on what we had seen before.

"Judging by the level of the entries we’ve received for the ukactive Awards, it’s fair to say that the bar has truly been raised, with some outstanding examples of business excellence, specialist impact and individual merit."

The full list of finalists for the 2018 ukactive Awards

Regional and National Club/Centre of the Year

énergie Fitness, Kilburn

Places for People Leisure

Tribe HIIT Club – Hove

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles – Howe, Wigan

Holmer Park

The Shrewsbury Club

Sport Aberdeen

Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex – Serco Leisure

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield – Serco Leisure

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Wimbledon Leisure Centre and Spa (Better)

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

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Actif Sport & Leisure, Carmarthenshire

Rainbow Leisure Centre – GLL

Arcadia Library and Leisure Group – GLL

Everyone Active – Lammas Leisure Centre

Everyone Active – Westway Sports and Fitness Centre

Everyone Active – Silksworth Sports Complex

Everyone Active – Straford Leisure Centre

Everyone Active – Daventry

Supplier of the Year

Escape Fitness

Future Fit Training

Love Recruitment

Play Innovation

Shopworks

STA

Taylor Made Designs

Origin Fitness

New Concept, Build or Design of the Year

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énergie Fitness

Places for People Leisure

New Erdington Leisure Centre, Birmingham – Serco Leisure

1Life

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Everyone Active – Hart Leisure Centre

Everyone Active – Sapphire Ice and Leisure

Workplace Wellbeing Programme of the Year

Wellworking Ltd

High Five Health Promotion (at 02)

Active Nation

Seven Stones

Bentley Motor Cars

ukactive Kids Award

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Active Tameside

Lawn Tennis Association

Kids Run Free

Greenwich Leisure Limited

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Everyone Active – Westgate Leisure Centre

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1Life – Special Olympics

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Stuart Martin

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Oliver Stacey

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Dorothy Markham

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Andy Bowes

Rachel Oakley

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The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed. The 2018 award categories have been divided into three groups – business excellence, specialist impact and individual achievement – and in total winners will be announced in 11 categories. Replacing the Flame Awards, this year's edition will feature an expanded Leisure Centre Operator of the Year award, which covers any club or centre – from independents, studios and boutiques to budget gyms, local authority centres and clubs that are part of a nationwide chain.
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Features
Statistics
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by EuropeActive and Deloitte. HCM reports
Features
Retention
There’s no one thing that will fix your member retention, but clarity of mission, a strong culture and an eye for data will drive significant change. Kate Cracknell reports from this year’s Retention Convention
Features
HCM Celebs
In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
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People
WHIS is a preventative healthcare platform, which empowers people to improve their health and wellbeing by facilitating community engagement
People
With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life
People
As clubs with swimming pools and health and beauty facilities, the low cost model wasn’t going to work for us, but the clubs weren’t as high-end as David Lloyd clubs either. Our first intervention was to win over the staff and encourage them to act as though it was a high-end club
People
I used to ask the Department of Health why it would throw billons into smoking cessation but not physical activity. Because actually, if you put people on a smoking cessation course, their chances of completing it are much higher if they’re physically active before they start
People
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People
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People
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WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
Opinion
promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
I’ll be honest - it feels a bit funny writing an opinion piece in an aggregator special when, fundamentally, I can’t really say that I work for an ‘aggregator!’
Opinion: Let's distinguish new market entrants by those that add value and those that don't
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Will to Win
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2019
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Diary dates
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