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Salary: up to £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Regional Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: South / Midlands, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Area Leader
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Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA
Sales and Marketing Director
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Location: Herts, United Kingdom
Company: Finesse Leisure Partnership
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Facility and Hospitality Manager
Salary: £40k plus negotiable benefits per annum
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Company: Old Albanians Sport Association

General Site Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom
Company: Burnbake Campsite
Duty Manager (Part-Time)
Salary: Scale 3 £10,526.25 - £11,189.50
Location: East Sheen, London, United Kingdom
Company: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Community Active Lifestyles Officer
Salary: £22,000 to £26,000
Location: Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
Marketing Co ordinator
Salary: £17,000 to £20,000
Location: South Hams, Devon, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
Regional Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: South / Midlands, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Receptionist (Full Time)
Salary: £17,217 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Area Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA
Bookings Administrator (Full Time)
Salary: £18,792 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Leisure Assistants / Personal Trainers
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Hallmark Hotels

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in this issue

• We want to be the Audi A4 of gyms: Cosslett
• Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms
• Luxury art hotel plans for Edinburgh school

Property & tenders
Purbeck Sports Centre Refurbishment of Hockey, Football Pitches and Tennis Courts
Location: Company: Purbeck District Council
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
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News headlines
New York State Fair to undergo US$50m revamp  
New York State Fair to undergo US$50m revamp

By Tom Anstey

The New York State Fair – which first opened in 1841 – is set to undergo a US$50m (€44.5m, £33.4m) revitalisation to turn the ageing attraction into a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. State governor Andrew Cuomo announced on 21 January (last Wednesday) that he would be partnering with a .... more>>
Fiji fund converts bungalows into beachfront resort  
Fiji fund converts bungalows into beachfront resort

By Helen Andrews

The Yatule Resort and Spa at Natadola Beach soft-opened last week, after the beachfront property in Fiji was rebranded and refurbished by owner Fiji .... more>>

Casablanca plans aquarium development to entice tourists  
By Tom Anstey

A massive aquarium is at the centre of plans for Casablanca, Morocco, to lure in tourists and locals with a new MAD300m (US$34.8m, €30m, £23m) facility. To feature a variety of aquatic .... more>>
New Jersey's Liberty Science Center to build US$230m sci-tech campus  
By Tom Anstey

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City has announced plans for a US$230m (€204.6m, £153.5m) expansion of its campus to include a new science and technology facility adjacent to the .... more>>
Exercise a vital component of PTSD treatment: study  
By Jak Phillips

A landmark research project has concluded that individualised and targeted exercise programmes are a vital part of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The findings, published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica are the result of work by researchers at the .... more>>
One Piece theme park developer finally unveils plans for new attraction  
By Tom Anstey

After keeping tight-lipped about its upcoming anime theme park project in Tokyo, developer Amusequest has finally revealed .... more>>
Middle East Spa Benchmark Report for first three quarters of 2014: PwC  
By Helen Andrews

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has released its latest edition of the Spa Benchmark Report covering the Dead Sea, Doha and Beirut spa regions. This .... more>>
Lakeway Resort and Spa in Texas, US, to sell for US$33.5m  
By Helen Andrews

The Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Trust for US$33.5m (€29m, .... more>>
Cineworld to launch UK's first 4D cinema later this month  
By Tom Anstey

One of the UK’s largest cinema chains – Cineworld – has announced the opening of Britain’s first ever 4D cinema. Using 4DX technology, the new cinema will .... more>>
New fitness trackers aim to delve deeper into data  
By Jak Phillips

A new pair of fitness tracking devices from heart rate monitor specialist Mio Global have been designed to set pulses racing by offering unprecedented levels of .... more>>
KidZania launches third location in the Middle East  
By Tom Anstey

The ever-growing KidZania brand has launched its latest franchise at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Launched .... more>>
California issues health warning after measles outbreak at Disney parks  
By Tom Anstey

An outbreak of measles in California – traced back to the state’s Disney parks – has prompted state health officials to warn local residents about exposure to .... more>>
Andakira Group to develop rainforest resort on Thai peninsula  
By Helen Andrews

Andakira Group will soft-launch the Andakira Crest Tri Trang Resort & Spa Pool Villas this December, on the southern tip of .... more>>
Virgin Active to offer Tough Mudder training sessions  
By Jak Phillips

Virgin Active has landed an exclusive three-year partnership with Tough Mudder that will see the health club chain offer tailored training sessions to new .... more>>
Researchers work to reset circadian rhythms to prevent illnesses caused by disrupted sleep  
By Helen Andrews

Doctors from Canadian universities in Montreal have conducted a study to explore the possibility of resetting circadian rhythms – sleep cycles – with the aim of .... more>>


People News:

Paul Cummins’ poppy installation, the latest on Bristol’s proposed surfing lake and architect Shigeru Ban on the opening of the Aspen Art Museum
Back to basics

Back to basics

Grahame Senior takes a look at the trend for more casual dining, and rounds up some operators doing it well
The art of collaboration

The art of collaboration

Dreamworks and Merlin tell us about the new Shrek-themed attractions
Singapore Sports Hub

Singapore Sports Hub

Tom Walker finds out how Singapore’s new national stadium took shape
LIW 2014

LIW show preview:
LIW 2014

Nicky Jobson on Leisure Industry Week
Active Design

Wellness Cities:
Active Design

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
Sarah Maltby

Last Word:
Sarah Maltby

Jorvik’s Sarah Maltby looks back

Leisure directory:

Leisure Management's directory of key leisure products and services

Sector News:

From spa to sports and technology to tourism, we look at leisure’s big stories
Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker

The ex hurdler and rugby player talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport

Design News:

BIG’s safari zoo, Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation and a compostable tower made from mushrooms
Product news
Dark ride attraction comes to life in Turkey

Dark ride attraction comes to life in Turkey


With an undead theme, Triotech has installed an interactive dark ride attraction at a family entertainment centre in Turkey.
Thornton Sports completes pitch project

Thornton Sports completes pitch project


An artificial grass sports pitch successfully resurfaced by Thornton Sports has received the necessary accreditation to allow competition level hockey to be played on it.
Easy installation for Helmsman

Easy installation for Helmsman


Budget gym chain easyGym has selected Helmsman to provide lockers and cubicles across its sites.
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EAG International

EAG International is a showcase for the latest innovative products targeted at the coin-op, amusements and attractions industries, attended by over 5,400 visitors from 62 countries.

EAG International is in its sixth successful year. EAG International 2015 will take place at ExCel London on 13th-15th January 2015. The show continues a long tradition of an amusement and coin-op expo being held in London at the start of the year.
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UK Pool and Spa Expo – a must-attend event

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Visit the UK’s No. 1 show - SPATEX 2015 - One hundred confirmed exhibitors and counting!

Here’s ten compelling reasons why SPATEX 2015 (February 1-3 at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena) is the UK’s essential wet leisure exhibition to attend.
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