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press release: Serco Leisure

Serco Leisure wins twice at ukactive awards

30 Oct 2023
Bangor Aurora’s Elaine Hutton and Gavin Short from the Rebecca Adlington Leisure Centre / Serco
Serco Leisure is celebrating a successful ukactive awards 2023, having picked up two prizes, plus a runners-up spot in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion category for Birmingham’s Ladywood Leisure Centre.

Serco Leisure had six centres/individuals shortlisted this year, with representatives in the Club/Centre of the Year, Physical Activity Hero of the Year, Outstanding Leadership for Managing Director, Simon Lane, plus the aforementioned Equality, Diversity & Inclusion category.

Simon Lane, Serco’s Managing Director for Leisure & Micromobility said: “For Serco Leisure to win two awards and come so close in a third category from just six finalists is a tremendous achievement for the business at what is the sector’s premier awards event.

“Congratulations to the Facility Manager, Gavin Short and the Rebecca Adlington Leisure Centre in Mansfield on their win - Club/Centre of the Year (Midlands), and a huge well done to Bangor Aurora’s Elaine Hutton, who won in the hottest contested category of the night - Physical Activity Hero of the Year.

“Ladywood Leisure Centre won the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in 2022, but were pipped at the post this year, coming away with Highly Commended from the judges. Well done to Dawn Page and her team on a second finals night appearance in succession.

“I would also like to congratulate our other finalists – Birmingham’s Northfield Leisure Centre and Oak Tree Leisure Centre in Mansfield. Oak Tree’s shortlisting in 2023 marks an incredible run for the facility, as they have now made the final at the last five ukactive awards events.”

The ukactive awards recognise excellence in the physical activity sector. This year they were staged at the Royal Armouries conference venue in Leeds.
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Serco Leisure
Tel: +44 0116 240 7500
Address: Lancer House, 38 Scudamore Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 1UB, United Kingdom
Simon Lane, Managing Director
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press release: Serco Leisure

Serco Leisure wins twice at ukactive awards

30 Oct 2023
Bangor Aurora’s Elaine Hutton and Gavin Short from the Rebecca Adlington Leisure Centre / Serco
Serco Leisure is celebrating a successful ukactive awards 2023, having picked up two prizes, plus a runners-up spot in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion category for Birmingham’s Ladywood Leisure Centre.

Serco Leisure had six centres/individuals shortlisted this year, with representatives in the Club/Centre of the Year, Physical Activity Hero of the Year, Outstanding Leadership for Managing Director, Simon Lane, plus the aforementioned Equality, Diversity & Inclusion category.

Simon Lane, Serco’s Managing Director for Leisure & Micromobility said: “For Serco Leisure to win two awards and come so close in a third category from just six finalists is a tremendous achievement for the business at what is the sector’s premier awards event.

“Congratulations to the Facility Manager, Gavin Short and the Rebecca Adlington Leisure Centre in Mansfield on their win - Club/Centre of the Year (Midlands), and a huge well done to Bangor Aurora’s Elaine Hutton, who won in the hottest contested category of the night - Physical Activity Hero of the Year.

“Ladywood Leisure Centre won the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in 2022, but were pipped at the post this year, coming away with Highly Commended from the judges. Well done to Dawn Page and her team on a second finals night appearance in succession.

“I would also like to congratulate our other finalists – Birmingham’s Northfield Leisure Centre and Oak Tree Leisure Centre in Mansfield. Oak Tree’s shortlisting in 2023 marks an incredible run for the facility, as they have now made the final at the last five ukactive awards events.”

The ukactive awards recognise excellence in the physical activity sector. This year they were staged at the Royal Armouries conference venue in Leeds.
More press releases and updates from Serco Leisure:
Following a competitive procurement process, Serco Leisure and its operating partner, More Leisure Community Trust (MLCT), have been appointed to operate five leisure facilities on behalf of Oxford City Council from 30th March 2024.
Bisham Abbey and Lilleshall, the Sport England National Sports Centres managed by Serco Leisure, have come out top across the leisure sector in assessments carried out in December by Hospitality Assured.
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Serco Leisure has won Water Leisure Operator of the Year at the UK Pool & Spa Awards, the fifth time they have achieved this accolade in the past six years.
Three national sports centres operated by Serco Leisure have earned Elite Training Centre (ETC) accreditation from UK Sport, the organisation responsible for the strategic investment of Government and National Lottery funding into Olympic and Paralympic sport and major events.
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UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) is backing research to investigate the lack of older adults accessing facilities for exercise and the barriers they face.
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Serco Leisure
Tel: +44 0116 240 7500
Address: Lancer House, 38 Scudamore Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 1UB, United Kingdom
Simon Lane, Managing Director
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Plans for the next 12 months
2022 was a record-breaking 12 months for Serco Leisure, as we celebrated a set of sales figures at year-end that even our most optimistic forecasts hadn’t predicted.

2023 will see us consolidating those gains, while looking to improve our overall customer offering via the introduction of a new Single-Customer-View CRM system. When this launches later in the year, it will allow us to provide customers with a journey that goes far beyond their leisure centre visit and will instead marry up their in-centre experience with engaging digital touch-points and supportive human interventions.
Testimonial
"We have enjoyed a fantastic partnership with Serco Leisure since the contract was awarded in 2015. They manage nine facilities on our behalf and together we have opened four new facilities: Stechford, Northfield, Erdington and Ladywood, two of which won prestigious ukactive awards, highlighting the quality of these new builds.

"The knowledge, expertise and experience Serco bring is first class. In the post-COVID era, we’re confident they are the operator who will provide the level of service, variety of activity and the inclusive welcome the people of Birmingham deserve."
– Dave Wagg, Head of Sport & Development, Birmingham City Council
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