SLC (The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy) was established in 2009 and advises organisations by developing effective strategies, planning sustainable leisure facilities and procuring successful leisure operational partnerships.
Councils, developers, schools, universities, sports clubs and trusts choose us to support them in transforming their facilities and services, saving £ millions in public funding and increasing participation through reaching wider, more diverse sections of the community.
Once our clients have experience of working with SLC, they often stick with us, establishing a long-term relationship built on trust and shared values.
Our consulting team is exceptional: dedicated, innovative and highly experienced. These are the kind of people you need alongside you in a challenging, politically sensitive and results-driven environment.
We have a proud track record of challenging and shaping sector thinking, and we continue to campaign on the issues we care about.
SLC is now firmly established as the leading consultancy in the sport and leisure sector with an unrivalled reputation for quality, integrity and innovation.
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SLC (The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy) was established by Duncan Wood-Allum in 2009. Prior to SLC, Duncan had a successful seven years at Capita Group in their blue-chip and property consultancies working on transformational sport and leisure projects. He spent three years at PMP Consultancy from year 2000, preceded by nine years in local government operating and developing leisure facilities and services.
Duncan has developed an unrivalled track record over his career for delivering successful, high-profile leisure facilities, including the Olympic Aquatic Centre and the Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, establishing national programmes such as Quest™ and supporting organisations in transforming their services and saving £ millions.
Before SLC started trading Duncan undertook a global study tour which included invitations from New York City’s Parks and Recreation Department and the New Zealand Recreation Association to share knowledge and best practice. He became an executive member of the Chief Cultural and Leisure Officer’s Association (cCLOA) in 2010 and plays an active role.
Over recent years he has assembled a balanced team of highly qualified, experienced and respected consultants passionate about improving and developing facilities and services for sport, leisure and physical activity.
Senior appointments, including David Rushton, one of the UK’s leading experts on leisure procurement, and Toby Kingsbury, formerly of Brighton and Hove City Council, have further strengthened SLC’s reputation as the leading strategic adviser to the sector. Anna Dalton joined SLC in 2012 and has been an essential part of SLC’s success. Anna has been joined by a number of new colleagues recently. Laura Froshaug, a former swimming international, and Sasha Nuttall, strategic HR expert, are now part of a balanced delivery team that provides first-class support to SLC’s senior team.
SLC works regularly with the UK’s leading experts in design, cost consultancy, asset management, regeneration and commercial property. SLC can also call upon trusted associates in sports development, museums, the arts and archives to support our work in the cultural sector.
Members of the team provide thought leadership in areas such as leisure procurement, healthy eating in leisure facilities, promoting physical activity and tackling inefficiencies. They maintain a high profile in the sector through articles and presentations at seminars.
SLC’s work on strategies that deliver new facility developments and value-added leisure partnerships is now starting to make a big impact on sport and leisure infrastructure and services across the UK . Over 150 projects have been successfully delivered since 2009 and SLC now supports over 40 projects per annum. Several clients have secured £millions of capital funding through our work and some have won awards in relation to our projects. SLC’s international work is also developing with recent appointments in Galway, Ireland and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Client feedback has been consistently outstanding.
In addition to the team’s individual voluntary work, SLC is also committed to providing pro bono support to local sports organisations. Examples include mentoring a local boxing club in Sussex to assist them in securing £10k funding in 2013 and providing pro bono procurement advice to East Grinstead Sports Club in 2016. SLC has also established a free phone helpline for the sector.
In February 2015 SLC achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, a further illustration of its commitment to quality. In summer 2016 The Sport Leisure and Culture Consultancy rebranded to SLC. The website address www.sportleisureculture.co.uk was simplified in October 2016 to www.slc.uk.com
Communities leading active and healthy lives through sustainable facilities, services and partnerships.
- Be the leading sport and leisure consultancy
- Be the leading provider of strategy, feasibility, business planning, business improvement, procurement and asset management services
- Play a key role in improving lives through sport and physical activity, particularly among inactive communities
- Be a campaigning force championing key issues in the sector
- Be a beacon for raising standards within our sector.
- Respecting your values
- Telling you how it is, not what you want to hear
- Doing what we say and delivering on what we promise.
- Championing the role of sport and physical activity in society
- Taking on projects only where we believe we can deliver the very best outcomes
- Caring about our clients, their projects and their communities.
- Providing you with the very best people
- Encouraging a supportive and collaborative environment
- Rewarding excellence.
- Sharing good practice with our colleagues, clients and strategic partners
- Investing in training, development and learning
- Promoting continuous improvement within the sector.