Printed Date: 10/07/2020

Welcome to GLL

A charitable social enterprise for all the community

GLL exists to make community services and spaces better for everyone and to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.

Built on honest and sound business principles, our charitable organisation produces great results - and this is confirmed by our pioneering work to measure and raise social value.

Not only were we the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark and Big Society Award, we won the UK Business Awards in 2018 for our social enterprise strategy and our approach to staff development. In 2019 we won the SEUK Award 'Market Builder' in recognition of our support to other social enterprises in our supply chain. 

 

GLL News

GLL is a Top 5 Employee Owned Company

June 29, 2020

The social enterprise behind Better Leisure Centres and Libraries - is confirmed as one of the fifty 'biggest and best' employee-owned companies in the UK.

GLL wins National Award for its Social Enterprise Story

May 20, 2020

NatWest Bank-sponsored awards says GLL’s customers really appreciate the difference a social enterprise brings

GLL response to PM's address to the nation on July opening

May 12, 2020

The UK’s largest operator of municipal leisure facilities comments on re-opening arrangements

About us

In 1993, Greenwich Council needed to find a new way to run its leisure centres because of public spending cuts and together, we came up with a new model. The first of its kind in UK leisure. GLL was born.

Our four pillars

We believe GLL is unique and not just because we were the first leisure trust in the UK. Our four ‘pillars’ sit at the heart of our business delivery and form the vital DNA that makes us tick.

Being a charitable social enterprise

GLL is here for the good of the community and is a not-for-profit organisation. As firm believers in the power of social values, this is what being a social enterprise means for us…