East Grinstead Sports Club is one of the highest profile sports clubs in Sussex featuring National Hockey Men’s and Ladies Teams and a number of other sports.

Its management contract was coming up for renewal and the club was seeking advice on how to either extend or retender the management contract linked to further improving the overall sustainability of the Club.

SLC which is Sussex based, provided pro bono support for the Club throughout the whole process including provision of strategic advice, procurement documentation, sourcing potential operators and assisting the club in establishing its future lifecycle costs.

Ensuring A Sustainable Future

The above support contributed to the Club selecting Wave Leisure Limited on 29 September 2017 to operate its facilities for the next ten years on a full repairing lease. SLC also supported the club in the handover from Freedom Leisure the previous operator.

Duncan Wood-Allum, Managing Director of SLC said,

“As a business we always like to support grass roots sports locally through our pro bono support. Having the opportunity to support East Grinstead Sports Club in the transition to a new leisure operator was one we were really keen to support them with. As a local and regular user of the Club as a sports volunteer, I know the strategic importance of the Club to a wide variety of sports and community groups. We were determined to ensure a good sustainable solution was found with a pro-active operator. We’re really delighted for the EGSC Committee and membership in supporting them to secure their sporting future and wish Wave Leisure well with the operation.”

Jeff Morris, Chair of EGSC said, “SLC’s strategic advice, market knowledge and documentation was invaluable to the trustees in helping us through each stage of the procurement process. We value the support that they gave us in achieving a successful outcome very highly and we would recommend their services to those in similar situations.”