Bigwave Marketing is a leading specialist in Leisure & Cultural marketing that works with over 100 sector clients across more than 550 facilities in the UK. The agency also works with sports, tourism, hospitality, local government, charity, education, biotech, construction and SMEs. The core Bigwave team comprises 40+ marketing professionals including graphic designers, web developers, content managers, paid media managers, SEO managers and account managers. The agency is a Google Partner, a Facebook Marketing Partner and an European Search Awards finalist, meaning it is well placed to help business grow. Bigwave deliver effective and cost effective traditional & digital marketing to the sector. Extensive in-house knowledge helps grow Swim Schools and Fitness membership bases, while partnerships with suppliers and bodies across the sector makes the agency well placed to handle integrations and connect your dots.
Big Fish PR
Big Fish PR is a company specialising in public relations for the health and fitness industry. Current clients include Active Insight, sporta, Precor and Gladstone/MRM, as well as Quest & NBS, Right Directions, Courtneys, CK Academy and Createability. Abigail Harris, MD of Big Fish PR, began her career as a journalist. She is well known in the health and fitness industry for her role at the Fitness Industry Association, where she spent five years heading up the Media Relations department and running campaigns such as Commit to Get Fit and Adopt a School.
A data rich but information poor sector. The collaborative DataHub project was launched in 2013 as an automated way for all sport, leisure and physical activity providers across the sector to securely bring their data together, align it with consistent sector data standards and then access and share business intelligence and best practice, at the point of decision. The result is that all DataHub Club members (facility operators) now have access to accurate reporting information, relative benchmarks and actionable operational solutions, based on a central and growing repository of over 150+ million facility visits. A game changer brought about through sector collaboration. A number of leading sector specialists including Active Insight and Right Directions have been brought together as DataHub Partners, and have integrated their respective platforms within the DataHub, creating a single portal that offers a comprehensive range of facility operator services, each approved by a sector representative Steering Group.
Delivering local authority leisure consultancy, Max Associates have extensive experience within leisure, cultural, public realm and educational sectors. They specialise in the development of leisure and cultural strategies, feasibility studies, leisure and cultural contract, prcurement and facility development. Max Associates are able to respond to individual client needs and to deliver high quality consultancy and project management. Their directors and associate principal consultants have the skills, experience and knowledge to make a real difference for clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Inevitably, issues relating to economic development, regeneration and sutainability underpin all of their work and the directors are at the forefront of those continuing to investigate the social, economic, and community benefits of leisure and cultural provision.
In September 2004, Caroline Constantine created Right Directions to provide a dynamic, realistic & alternative way of providing Quality Management and Health & Safety support to organisations in the Sports and Leisure Industry. Over the years their client base has developed and RD now work closely with private organisations, local authorities, contract management organisations and a network of Sports & Leisure trusts around the UK. Right Directions are very pleased to be a strategic partner with Leisure-net and proud to work with them on Quest and NBS. Right Directions have recently merged their online platform STITCH with Active Insight’s e-Focus to provide clients with a full service.
We are proud to be Strategic Partners of ukactive – ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. ukactive provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support our vision and have a role to play in achieving that goal. Together achieving more