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General Manager
Salary: £41,148 - £44,427 a year
Location: Derby Arena, United Kingdom
Company: Derby City Council

Customer Relations & Marketing Manager
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 pa (all inclusive)
Location: Leigh, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Company: Leigh Sports Village
Group Exercise Co-ordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Redcar, Cleveland, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Salary: -
Location: Stevenage, Maidstone, Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
Membership Sales
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Location: Maidstone, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
Equipment Service Engineer - mobile (national)
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
SDO Multi-Sports Instructors
Salary: IRO £18,500 pa tax free
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
Group Exercise Class Teachers and Personal Trainers
Salary: Basic salary IRO £17,000 pa tax free + bonus
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
Director of Recreation and Spa (5 star resort hotel)
Salary: Up to £2,500 month tax free plus benefits
Location: United Arab Emirates
Company: LeisureForce
General Manager (large Outdoor Activities Complex)
Salary: Up to £35,000 pa
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: LeisureForce

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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel

Diary dates
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20-24 Jul 2014
SEAT Conference
Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, United States
04-07 Aug 2014
10th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
TBC, Athens, Greece
13-18 Aug 2014
IDEA World Fitness Convention
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA , United States
30-31 Aug 2014
SFN Expo
SECC Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
01-03 Sep 2014
4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
02-04 Sep 2014
IOG Saltex
The Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, United Kingdom
Property & tenders
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Request for Quotations
Location: Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
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News headlines
'Uniquely Glaswegian' opening ceremony kicks off 20th Commonwealth Games  
'Uniquely Glaswegian' opening ceremony kicks off 20th Commonwealth Games

By Tom Walker

The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night was a unique blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado, as the city welcomed more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations. An estimated 1 billion people watched the opening ceremony .... more>>
Glasgow hotel prices spike 158 per cent for Commonwealth Games  
Glasgow hotel prices spike 158 per cent for Commonwealth Games

By Jak Phillips

With the Commonwealth Games set to kick off this evening (23 July) through a much-anticipated opening ceremony, the buzz has clearly spread to Glasgow’s hospitality sector, with hotel prices up a reported 158 per cent. According to hotel .... more>>

London 2012 economic legacy worth £14bn  
By Tom Walker

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided the UK economy with a trade and industry boost in excess of £14bn. The figure comes from the second annual update of the .... more>>
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will “capture the heart, soul and true grit of Glasgow”  
By Tom Walker

With final preparations and rehearsals for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony nearly over, the organisers have promised that tonight’s celebrations will "capture the heart, soul, and true grit of the people .... more>>
Manchester United Museum welcomes five millionth visitor  
By Tom Anstey

The Manchester United Museum is about to reach a significant landmark when it welcomes its five millionth visitor through its doors later this month. Originally opened in 1986 as the .... more>>
Revealed: why consumers stop using fitness trackers  
By Jak Phillips

A new research paper examining why as many as one in three people ditch fitness trackers shortly after buying them, has found that better education of the benefits is key to ensuring more .... more>>
Barcelona's Olympic Stadium to be reborn as sports theme park in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

A new theme park – coming in 2015 on the site of Barcelona’s Olympic Ring – will be entirely dedicated to sport, offering a .... more>>
Sports Direct shares shrink despite punchy profits  
By Jak Phillips

The latest high-profile entrant to the health and fitness industry had analysts scratching their heads on Thursday (17 July), as shares in Sports Direct dropped more than three per cent in .... more>>
Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft: disabled children “missing out on sport”  
By Tom Walker

Hannah Cockroft, double Paralympic gold medalist at London 2012, has called for more emphasis to be placed on providing disabled children with equal sporting opportunities at school. Responding to the findings of a new .... more>>
Perth’s AU$820m stadium designs revealed  
By Tom Walker

Final designs have been revealed for the planned new 60,000-capacity sports stadium in Perth, Australia. The bid to design the venue was won by a team .... more>>
Sports bodies need to be “brave and unconventional” to attract inactive teens  
By Tom Walker

Sports organisations need to be “brave and unconventional” if they are to reach young people who don’t take part in traditional physical education at school. The claim was made by Badminton England, the sport’s national governing body, after its own initiative to attract inactive teens succeeded in getting tens of .... more>>
Football-based mental health project wins UEFA award  
By Tom Walker

A pioneering project designed to help people with mental health problems in the UK has been recognised as a “shining example of how football can be used to improve lives” by the Union of .... more>>
Lord’s cricket ground generates “millions of pounds” for north London  
By Tom Walker

A new report shows that international matches held at the historic Lord’s cricket ground in north London, UK generate more than £20m for the local economy each .... more>>
Strike threat could affect museums and leisure centres during Commonwealth Games  
By Tom Anstey

Trade union members operating under the Glasgow Life banner are planning to walk out in a dispute over overtime pay and shift patterns – with the strike set to .... more>>
Polytan owner SportGroup acquires Australian sports pitch company Team Sports  
By Tom Walker

German company SportGroup, owner of outdoor sports surfaces specialist Polytan, has acquired Australia-based synthetic sports pitch supplier Team Sports. In a statement, Sport Group said the acquisition enhances its position in Australasia and is part of the group's strategy .... more>>

Yorkshire style

Tour de France:
Yorkshire style

The Grande Depart of this year's Tour de France is expected to generate £300m for local economies across Yorkshire
Steve Vaughan

Steve Vaughan

Gloucester Rugby's youthful CEO is making waves with his no-nonsense approach to making a club economically sustainable

People profiles:

Prince Harry talks about Invictus Games and Tim Jahningen presents the indestructible ball that's changing lives for children worldwide
Sport Structures

Temporary Structures:
Sport Structures

A look at the innovative ways in which temporary sports structures are being used to increase footfall and revenue
Energy & Environment Expo

Show Preview:
Energy & Environment Expo

Taking place from 17 - 19 June at ExCel London, the Energy & Environment Expo is part of Protection & Management 2014 and can help operators wanting to cut back on their energy use
Transferable Skills

Mike Hall column:
Transferable Skills

FaulknerBrowns Architects' sports partner on transferable skills and legacy
Singapore Sports Hub

New opening:
Singapore Sports Hub

Opening in June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub will put the tiny nation on the global map of premium sports venues

News update:

A round-up of the latest sports sector news
Commonwealth Games

Major Events:
Commonwealth Games

A round-up of the venues that will host 17 sports over 11 days –and provide the city of Glasgow with a lasting legacy of sport
Product news
Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product

Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product


A new thermal support harnesses the power of body heat in order to aid recovery and provide pain relief. Former England rugby captain Lewis Moody has endorsed the product – Fireactiv.
First Aid for rising energy bills

First Aid for rising energy bills


Utility Bidder is offering its First Aid service to help businesses find the most competitive energy deals on the market.
Contract wins for Athletics Direct

Contract wins for Athletics Direct


Athletics Direct won a recent contract to supply equipment at Jessica Ennis-Hill’s new home stadium. The refurbished Woodbourn Road Stadium in Sheffield has been upgraded.
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UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions

UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, is searching to find the next generation of Olympic champions and has turned to the Wattbike for assistance.
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Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre

Life Fitness has appointed the Basildon branch of Ripped Gym as one of its elite Hammer Strength Training Centres following a major new installation worth about £300,000.
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TMD supplies range of uniforms for BH Live

Christchurch-based uniform and branded merchandise supplier Taylor Made Designs (TMD) supplies uniforms to leisure management companies all over the UK and is widely regarded as a market leader in the sector.
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