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Everyone Active Sweep The Boards At National Awards

(Everyone Active team)

Everyone Active is celebrating after an incredibly successful night at the annual FLAME Awards, run by the Fitness Industry Association (FIA).  On the night this leading leisure management company walked away with three major awards including the coveted Leisure Operator of the Year award for an unprecedented third year running.

The awards were all recognition of Everyone Active’s commitment to engaging with local communities about activity, innovation, driving teamwork and raising leisure management standards within the leisure industry.

After collecting the Leisure Operator of the Year 2012 award on the evening, Managing Director, David Bibby commented, "To win Leisure Operator of the Year is a huge achievement but to have won it three years in the row is amazing and completely unprecedented.  The award represents the fantastic dedication and effort that our colleagues at Everyone Active put in on a daily basis both in our centres and at head office.  I would like to say a personal thank you to every one of them for all their on-going commitment to the company."

David Stalker, CEO, FIA, said: “A huge congratulations to FIA board member David Bibby and everyone working for Everyone Active across their sites for winning this hotly-contested award for the third year running. Not only is this victory an indication of how consistently high the operating standards are across the company, but it also shows the support they have from their members, who were asked to be part of the judging process. All the staff should be proud of this achievement.”

In addition, Everyone Active also walked away with the award for Leisure Centre of the Year for Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and the award for Spark of Innovation (operator) 2012 for Everyone Active Online, its online activity platform that is free to join.

(Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre team)

Chris Rattigan Head of Digital at Everyone Active & leading the online innovation said, “What a fantastic accolade to receive from the FIA, Everyone Active Online is new for the company and what’s more it’s available for everyone. We really are redefining the way activity is delivered in the UK.”

(Everyone Active Online team)

Whilst commenting on the Leisure Centre of the Year award, which Everyone Active has won previously with Fareham Leisure Centre, Anselm Gurney, contract manager at the centre said, "We are delighted to have been named Leisure Centre of the Year 2012.  Our staff have shown a dedication to our customers that is second to none and this commitment has been recognised with this national award.  It's testament to all the hard work that we have put in for many years and the fantastic offer that we make to our customers through Everyone Active."

Everyone Active was formed in 1987 as Sports and Leisure Management Ltd managing just one leisure centre in the midlands. Today Everyone Active operates 78 leisure venues nationwide in partnership with 28 different local authorities and employs over 5000 staff members. Its growth is due to the ability to deliver well managed leisure facilities with an activity offering which is great value for money and increasing the participation of local people in  leisure activities in the leisure centres they manage, online & at home encouraging everyone to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

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