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Business Development Manager
Salary: Band 13 £35,662 - £39,267 pa
Location: Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Company:Hartlepool Borough Council


Duty Manager (Part-Time)
Salary: Scale 3 £10,526.25 - £11,189.50
Location:East Sheen, London, United Kingdom
Company: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
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Community Active Lifestyles Officer
Salary: £22,000 to £26,000
Location:Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
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Swimming Teacher
Salary: £17,802 pro rata
Location:Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: Milton Keynes Council
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Marketing Co ordinator
Salary: £17,000 to £20,000
Location:South Hams, Devon, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
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Receptionist (Full Time)
Salary: £17,217 per annum + PRP
Location:Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
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Area Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location:London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA
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Bookings Administrator (Full Time)
Salary: £18,792 per annum + PRP
Location:Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
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Part time Qualified Fitness Trainer
Salary: £6,610 to £6,937 pa (pro rata)
Location:Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA Watford
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Leisure Assistants / Personal Trainers
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Location:Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Hallmark Hotels
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Freelance Tutors and Assessors
Salary: Very competitive pay rates
Location:Various Regions, United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit
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22 Jan 2015
Real Madrid still king of football revenue, beats Man Utd to second
European Champion Real Madrid remains the richest football club in the world, according to the latest edition of the annual Deloitte Football Money League – which measures annual revenues of football clubs. More>>
22 Jan 2015
Major redevelopment underway at Cwmbran Stadium
Work has started on a major redevelopment at Cwmbran Stadium in Wales, which will see the creation of a 70-station fitness suite and the existing four- court sports hall remodelled into a vertical adventure playground, soft play centre and cafe. More>>
21 Jan 2015
York’s £41m multi-use stadium set for 2016 opening
Building services firm ISG has been confirmed as the preferred construction partner for the £41m York Community Stadium and Leisure Complex scheme. More>>
21 Jan 2015
Tour de France helps Yorkshire break tourism records
Yorkshire’s hosting of the Tour de France Grand Départ helped the region set a new record for overseas visits during Q3 2014, with foreign cycling fans contributing to a £230m spend during the period. More>>
20 Jan 2015
Introducing: the pilot scheme behind the £2m This Girl Can campaign
Last week’s high profile launch of the This Girl Can campaign will owe any success it achieves to an innovative pilot scheme that has been running in Bury since September 2013. More>>
19 Jan 2015
HOK president Hellmuth: “Great to be back in sports”
Bill Hellmuth, president of global architecture practice HOK is “excited” by the firm’s recent re-entry into the sports sector. More>>
16 Jan 2015
Development Securities acquires Manchester’s Chill Factore for £15.5m
The Chill Factore indoor ski slope in Manchester has changed hands in a deal worth £15.5m. More>>
16 Jan 2015
Atlanta Falcons reveals new images for unique stadium development
American football side the Atlanta Falcons has released a fly-through video of its new US$1.4bn (€1.2bn, £922m) stadium, set to open in downtown Atlanta in 2017. More>>
15 Jan 2015
Edinburgh council to consider £43m Meadowbank stadium replacement plans
City of Edinburgh Council will consider committing to a £43m pound redevelopment of the city’s Meadowbank sports complex. More>>
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26-27 Jan 2015
Facilities Management Forum
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted
United Kingdom
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01-03 Feb 2015
Spatex 2015
Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena Coventry
United Kingdom
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09 Feb 2015
SAPCA Conference and Annual Dinner
Chesford Grange Kenilworth
United Kingdom
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18 Feb 2015
Open Day at Bucks New University
Bucks New University High Wycombe
United Kingdom
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25-27 Feb 2015
IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Alexandria
United States
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26 Feb 2015
Quest & NBS Conference 2015
Holywell Park Loughborough
United Kingdom
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04-05 Mar 2015
The Sport Business Summit
The TimesCenter New York
United States
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10 Mar 2015
Sports Facility Show
Lee Valley Athletics Centre London
United Kingdom
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10 Mar 2015
Insight 2015
Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub Warrington
United Kingdom
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11 Mar 2015
Insight 2015
K2 Crawley Crawley
United Kingdom
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14-15 Apr 2015
Soccerex Asian Forum 2015
The Dead Sea
Jordan
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25 Apr 2015
Open Day at Bucks New University
Bucks New University High Wycombe
United Kingdom
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Purbeck Sports Centre Refurbishment of Hockey, Football Pitches and Tennis Courts
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Company:Purbeck District Council
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Consultancy Services
Location:
Company:Three Rivers District Council
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Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde
Company:Inverclyde Leisure
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Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location:
Company:Wakefield Council
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Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location:
Company:Lambert Smith Hampton
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Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location:
Company:Borough of Poole
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Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset
Company:Borough of Poole
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Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot
Company:Rushmoor Borough Council
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Sports facility provision
Location:
Company:Borough of Poole
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Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys
Company:Powys County Council
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Sports Playing Field for sale
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Company:Stiles Harold Williams
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Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
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Company:Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Latest product news
Thornton Sports completes pitch project

An artificial grass sports pitch successfully resurfaced by Thornton Sports has received the necessary accreditation to allow competition level hockey to be played on it. The surface chosen for Driffield Leisure Centre’s new pitch was Thornton Sports’ in-house UK manufactured ‘Premier 10 National’ sand-dressed surface. More>>
  Thornton Sports completes pitch project
Visit the UK’s No. 1 show - SPATEX 2015 - One hundred confirmed exhibitors and counting!  
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Visit the UK’s No. 1 show - SPATEX 2015 - One hundred confirmed exhibitors and counting!
Here’s ten compelling reasons why SPATEX 2015 (February 1-3 at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena) is the UK’s essential wet leisure exhibition to attend. 1. The UK has only one No. 1 wet leisure industry exhibition – and that’s SPATEX 2015. With all the main UK and international manufacturers and suppliers, no other show brings together under one roof such a high calibre of exhibitors. More>>
Goodwood completes ‘glorious’ refurb
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Goodwood completes ‘glorious’ refurb

Goodwood Health Club has completed an asset refresh of changing areas for its 2,200 members, under the first phase of a three-to-four year site refurbishment, partnered by Craftsman Lockers. More>>
 
UK Pool and Spa Expo – a must-attend event
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UK Pool and Spa Expo – a must-attend event

Visit the UK Pool and Spa Expo on 22-24 January at Hall 10 at the NEC in Birmingham. With over 100 exhibiting companies, you’ll be sure to find a great deal. More>>
 
Glass door system unveiled by Crown Sports
Glass door system unveiled by Crown Sports

Crown Sports Lockers has unveiled a new glass door system for wooden lockers. The 8mm toughened glass doors are hung on a patent protected hinge system, and are offered in any RAL colour. More>>
Battery power from Gantner

A new offline, battery-operated locker solution from Gantner offers a convenient and aesthetically-pleasing method of locking. The cable- and maintenance-free ‘ECO.Side Lock’ is operated using an NFC-device or RFID data carrier, such as a membership card, wristband or key fob. Features include an alarm protection system and an intuitive LED display to provide security and user-friendliness. More>>
  Battery power from Gantner
LED system lights up Liverpool sports centre  
LED system lights up Liverpool sports centre
A new energy-efficient LED lighting system from Barclay LED Solutions has been installed at a sports centre in Liverpool, UK. Multi-sport centre Activity for All contracted the Harrogate-based company to install the system to light two five-a-side football pitches, with 15 160wm high-powered, LED fittings replacing the 20 existing 400W sodium son fittings. More>>
Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International
Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International

Charles Lawrence International is changing its name to Conica as of January 2015. The change comes as a result of the acquisition of the company by the Munich-based Serafin Group in October 2013. More>>
 
Replay puts pitch in top condition for landmark FA Cup game
Replay puts pitch in top condition for landmark FA Cup game

A 3G artificial pitch was used for the first time in the first round of the FA Cup during Maidstone’s home tie against Stevenage. More>>
 
Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended
Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended

1Life is opening its second facility of 2014 as part of a five year extension of its leisure services contract with Wokingham Borough Council. More>>
Two flood alleviation projects carried out by O’Brien

O’Brien Contractors has carried out two flood alleviation projects for specialist sports turf construction and drainage firm Turfdry. A £60k project at The Rayleigh Club's championship golf course has seen the excavation of a number of new ponds and the formation of bunds with the arisings. More>>
  Two flood alleviation projects carried out by O’Brien
Dynamic DynaBar tops taste test
Dynamic DynaBar tops taste test

A taste test at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre, training home for a number of the UK’s leading athletes, has revealed the best tasting high protein bar on the market. More>>
 
SPATEX 2015 – The water leisure expo of 2015
SPATEX 2015 – The water leisure expo of 2015

Give yourself a New Year professional head start and make a diary date with SPATEX 2015, the UK’s leading wet leisure exhibition. More>>
 
USN launches pair of Core Series products
USN launches pair of Core Series products

A protein shake and the UK’s first drinkable flavoured creatine drink with aminos are the newest products from sports nutrition supplier USN. More>>
Sports world to converge on Geneva for ISC 2014  
Sports world to converge on Geneva for ISC 2014
Focusing on the business of sport, the International Sports Convention 2014 (ISC 2014) is to take place between December 10-11 in Geneva, Switzerland. FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne will make a key address at the event, and will be joined by representatives of 70 football associations around the world. More>>
Elite cycling centre’s testing and training on track with Wattbike
Elite cycling centre’s testing and training on track with Wattbike

The UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland, is the elite coaching and training centre based at the headquarters of cycling’s world governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). More>>
 
Gerflor strengthens with acquisition of US sports surfacing company
Gerflor strengthens with acquisition of US sports surfacing company

Flooring specialist Gerflor has completed the acquisition of the US sports surfacing company Connor Sport Court International. The move brings three leading brands. More>>
 
London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people
London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people

A range of skin and bodycare products designed for active people by active people has been launched. British entrepreneur Lara Morgan is the creative force behind ‘activbod’. More>>
FitLinxx enters consumer market with tracker built on accuracy and comfort
A device as small and offering the same level of comfort as a plaster will allow users to accurately track their heart rate and activity. The ‘AmpStrip’ is FitLinxx’s first foray into the consumer product market and has already won recognition at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as a 2015 Best of Innovation Honoree for outstanding design and engineering. More>>
  FitLinxx enters consumer market with tracker built on accuracy and comfort
Unique fitness machines offer improved rehabilitation  
Unique fitness machines offer improved rehabilitation
The world’s first range of fitness machines which allow users to perform controlled multi-axial exercises though all ranges of motion has been launched by Multiple Joint Fitness Systems (MuJo). MuJo says the equipment will facilitate improvements in performance and rehabilitation after injury or surgery. More>>
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Replay repairs negate need for resurfacing
Replay repairs negate need for resurfacing
Repair work carried out by Replay maintenance has indefinitely delayed the need to resurface three 3G artificial turf pitches at a leisure centre in east London. More>>
Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength
Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength
Life Fitness’ multi-site contract with Serco has been extended for a further five years under which it will provide fitness equipment across the management company’s entire leisure portfolio. More>>
 
Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs
Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs
Three Premiership football clubs have contracted Rapid Retail to provide bespoke retail merchandising units for the new season. More>>
 
Robe Cyclones take fans’ breath away at NHL opener
Robe Cyclones take fans’ breath away at NHL opener
NHL team the Pittsburgh Penguins made an extra special start to the season with Robe’s ‘Cyclone’ LED wash light/fan fixtures. More>>
Decibel range gives fitness enthusiasts something to shout about
Focusing on maximising training performance without compromising on taste, the new Decibel range is hoping to make some noise in the sports supplements market. Unique blended flavours such as cola, wild berries and pink lemonade are used in the range from new UK company Decibel Sports Nutrition. More>>
  Decibel range gives fitness enthusiasts something to shout about
No limits to anti-gravity treadmill as mobile showcase launches
No limits to anti-gravity treadmill as mobile showcase launches
A NASA-engineered treadmill is set to take-off after a mobile showroom was launched to enable to enable potential customers to trial the technology on their doorstep. More>>
 
A winning combination
A winning combination
Lowe & Fletcher has launched a range of contactless digital combination locks, which allow the user immediate and simple keypad access without the need for a key. More>>
 
Primed for action with new floor systems
Primed for action with new floor systems
New anchored fixed resilient wood sports floor systems have been launched by Action Floor Systems. The ‘Action Aero NR’ and ‘HL’ systems utilise factory-assembled panels with natural rubber pads. More>>
Payment technology upgrade at SMG Europe venues  
Payment technology upgrade at SMG Europe venues
Venue operator SMG Europe has begun rolling out a new integrated POS solution as it continues to upgrade payment technology across its network. The solution has been created by payment technology specialists Aures Technologies (incorporating J2 Retail Systems), its solutions partner Verteda (formerly Agilysys), and Barclaycard. It offers support for integrated Chip & PIN payments and contactless credit and debit card processing. More>>
 
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Charles Lawrence
Construction of synthetic turf sports pitches, athletics tracks, tennis courts, multiuse games areas and surfacing to sports halls in addition to all associated works.
Charles Lawrence Surfaces has been at the forefront of the artificial sports surfacing industry since 1975, making it one of the most respected and long established names within the sector.
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New Skinbreeze system and innovative payment scheme launches
A new Skinbreeze multifunctional beauty treatment offering five technologies in one system has been launched in the UK. An innovative pay as you use scheme is also being offered for the new system.



 
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Clarins make-up collection offers Garden Escape
A spring collection inspired by the garden, Clarins has launched a new make-up range. The ‘Garden Escape’ collection features a number of different products.



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Easy installation for Helmsman
Budget gym chain easyGym has selected Helmsman to provide lockers and cubicles across its sites.



 
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Swimming pool system clears water of harmful chemicals
A new chlorine-free purification system for swimming pools has been launched by Clearwater Enviro in the UK.



 
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Booking system from TOR will reach for the Sky
TOR Systems has been awarded a contract to implement its booking system at the new Sky Garden attraction at the top of London’s newest skyscraper, 20 Fenchurch Street.



 
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Monsters and dinosaurs on show at JNC Sales stand
Amusement machine supplier JNC Sales says it is exhibiting more new products at EAG International this year than in any previous one.



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Dark ride attraction comes to life in Turkey
With an undead theme, Triotech has installed an interactive dark ride attraction at a family entertainment centre in Turkey.



 
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Mather & Co designs WW1 exhibition for National Football Museum
A new exhibition exploring the truth behind the Christmas Truce matches of the First World War, as well as the role played by a number of footballers in the conflict, has been designed by Mather & Co.



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Two flood alleviation projects carried out by O’Brien
O’Brien Contractors has carried out two flood alleviation projects for specialist sports turf construction and drainage firm Turfdry.



 
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Biggest ever UK Pool & Spa Expo a not-to-be-missed event for wet leisure industry
UK Pool & Spa Expo 2015 will be taking place between 22-24 January in Hall 10 at The NEC, Birmingham.




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