Printed Date: 23/01/2018

GLL ‘Operator of the Year’ finalist at the UK Active Flame Awards 2015

GLL, the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise leisure provider is a finalist across a number of categories including ‘Leisure Centre Operator of the Year’, at this year’s UKactive Flame Awards.

The organisation also has a strong track record of awards’ success at a local level, with a number of individual, GLL-operated leisure centres having also received national recognition including 'Leisure Centre of the Year Streamline' in 2014 for Little Venice Sports Centre in Westminster. Both the Arches Leisure Centre in South London and the Rainbow Leisure Centre in Epsom have previously won the Leisure Centre of the Year title.

2015 sees GLL and its individual centres nominated across a number of categories:

• GLL, Leisure Centre Operator of the Year
• Little Venice Leisure Centre, Leisure Centre Streamline, Westminster  City Council
• Kentish Town Sports Centre, Leisure Centre Multi-use, London Borough of Camden
• The Eltham Centre, Leisure Centre Multi-use, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Congratulations also go to individual GLL employees who have been shortlisted for the UK Active Spirit of Flame Awards for their personal contributions to the physical activity sector:

• Carol Cross, Better Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
• Wendy Zakrewski,  Better Chesham Leisure Centre

Mark Sesnan, Managing Director, GLL, said, “We are delighted that so many of our facilities, which we operate under the Better brand along with two members of staff, have made finals of this year’s UKactive Flame Awards. The awards recognise the leisure centres, health clubs and group operators that have demonstrated exceptional standards and are a testament to all the hard work and dedication of our staff. We wish our centres and staff the very best of luck and any awards they win will be well deserved.”

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Notes to the editor
About GLL
Established in 1993, GLL is the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise delivering leisure, health and community services. We operate over 170 public sport and leisure centres and 28 libraries (including five prison libraries) in partnership with over 30 local councils, public agencies and sporting organisations. Our leisure facilities enjoy more than 40 million visitors a year with over 490,000 members.

Alongside our core leisure and library divisions, we also operate in sport and legacy development, health intervention and education - as well as offering the GLL Sports Foundation, one of the largest independent support programmes for talented young athletes in the UK.

For more details contact:
Donna Mitchell
PR and Communications Manager, GLL
T: 07813 458 258
E: donna.mitchell@gll.org