SLM has a proven track record for delivering well managed centres, which provide the highest standard of services, facilities, expertise and colleague development.
Sports and Leisure Management Limited (SLM) was formed in 1987 and is the longest-established leisure contractor in the UK. The company has seen significant growth over recent years and now manages over 150 leisure and cultural facilities across the UK, in partnership with 45 local authorities.
Our vision is to be everyone’s first choice for activity. We’ve made it our mission to encourage everyone to participate in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, five times a week.
SLM has won numerous awards in recent years, including being the first leisure operator to win UK Active Flame ‘Operator of the Year’ for three consecutive years. We are recognised in the industry as an example of best practice, thanks to our quality management systems and procedures.
“The first leisure operator to win the UK Active Flame ‘Operator of the Year’ for three consecutive years”
We also ensure that all of our centres are energy efficient. SLM has a proven history for sustainable success and is Energy Management ISO 14001 accredited. Our achievements in energy management are directly linked to our desire for quality, customer and client satisfaction.
SLM prides itself on being a community-focused company, with a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. We offer a wide range of facilities to appeal to different people and to help get them get active in different ways. As well as gym and fitness facilities, we also offer a wide choice of children’s activities, a Sport England accredited Learn to Swim programme and many sports facilities and programmes.
In addition, our Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre is also home to the Verulamium Spa, which includes treatment room, a hydrospa pool, sauna, steam room and a relaxation area.
Many of our centres also have offer an Exercise Referral scheme, which is a great way for people with long terms health conditions to increase physical activity levels and improve health. The scheme can help with a wide range of health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, overweight or obesity, depression or anxiety, and osteoporosis, amongst others.
We also provide local authorities with full support in sourcing and attaining local funding for sport and physical activity, which we then implement at our centres. We have helped secure thousands of pounds from organisations such as Sport England and Big Lottery Fund to provide brand new facilities and activities for local communities to enjoy.
The funding we’ve achieved has helped to deliver a wide range of services and facilities at our centres, including Healthy Schools Activity Programmes, a brand new Tennis Performance Centre, Roller Sports Programmes and Archery Programmes.
We have helped manage, in partnership with local authorities, a number of refurbishment projects at our centres. At our Parklands Leisure Centre in Oadby, Leicestershire, we helped to oversee a £4m transformation of the centre’s facilities.
Following large refurbishment works at any of our centres, we hold a high profile Open Day to launch the new facilities to the local community. These events are managed by us and offer a vast number of free activities, sports and entertainment to appeal to a wide range of people. Our successful events have been known to attract up to 10,000 visitors.