swimming pool with red lineThe Sport Leisure and  Culture Consultancy in partnership with Trowers and Hamlins and FMG Consulting have been delighted at the response from the sector to their two Leisure Procurement Think Tanks recently held in Manchester on 5 November and in London on 12 November. Sport England were represented following the development of their Leisure Procurement Toolkit  along with a number of high profile leisure operators featuring Leisure Connection, Parkwood Leisure and DC Leisure Management/Places for People Leisure. Standalone Trusts were represented by Carlisle Leisure Limited. The following local authorities attended over the two facilitated sessions to share learning and explore their own leisure procurement challenges:

  • Worcester City Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Allerdale Borough Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Tewkesbury Borough Council
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
  • Malvern Hills District Council
  • Carlisle City Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Test Valley Borough Council
  • Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Ashford Borough Council
  • East Hampshire District Council / Havant Borough Council
  • Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and;
  • Brighton and Hove City Council.

Feedback from Manchester delegates included the following statements:

  • “Relevant, Informative and Knowledgeable”
  • “Very relevant information, well delivered and explained”
  • “All very excellent!”
  • “Interesting and very clear information.”
  • “Clear, precise, relevant.”
  • “Very well presented, with good content, good interaction with group, although there could have been even more..”

London delegates were equally satisfied with comments such as:

  • “All very good”
  • “Very knowledgeable speaking from range of engagements with LAs”
  • “Very clear and useful”
  • “Well delivered presentations…”

Duncan Wood-Allum, Director of SLC said,” We’re delighted at the response from the sector to our Leisure Procurement Think Tanks and are pleased to be working with leading experts from both a procurement and legal perspective to share best and current practice with local government. Feedback from our Manchester and London Think Tanks has confirmed the sector’s need for events like this which go deep into key relevant issues facing culture and sport services. We’d like to thank all delegates for their contributions to a couple of great sessions.”

For further information on other SLC Think Tanks, contact us on 01444 459927 or email us here.