17 Aug 2017 World leisure: news, training & property
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Spa Manager
Location: Doha, Qatar
Company: ESPA International (UK) Ltd

General Manager
Salary: up to £37,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Dartford, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Head of Site - RHS Garden Wisley
Salary: circa £70,000
Location: Wisley, United Kingdom
Company: Royal Horticultural Society
Visitor Services Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Darlington, United Kingdom
Company: Raby Castle
Facilities Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Facilities Technician
Salary: Competitive
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Performance Team Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Company: The Dungeons
Assistant Spa Director
Salary: Excellent salary and package on offer
Location: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Company: Rudding Park
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Lead Officer - Commercial Leisure
Salary: £48,865 - £53,743
Location: Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom
Company: Denbighshire County Council
VP, European Sales, Professional Sports and Ent.
Salary: Competitive
Location: Europe
Company: KORE Software
Impact Sales Consultant
Salary: £18,000 Commission and Bonus [OTE £31K – 41K
Location: National role, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise4Less
General Manager
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 + bonus [OTE £37,000 - £42,000]
Location: Various, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise4Less

Training directory

in this issue

• Eden Project plans global expansion
• Celebrity trainer sells Rush Fitness gyms
• Malhotra Group completes hotel revamp

Property & tenders
Mepal Outdoor Activities Centre - Partnership / Investment Opportunity
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Invitation to tender - Management of Rosliston Centre
Location: Rosliston, South Derbyshire Company: South Derbyshire District Council
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Austrian medical spa operator Lanserhof acquires Grayshott Spa  
Austrian medical spa operator Lanserhof acquires Grayshott Spa

By Tom Walker

The historic Grayshott Spa in Surrey has been acquired by Austria-based health and medical resort specialists the Lanserhof Group. The family-run Lanserhof, which owns spas in Austria and Germany, has teamed up with real estate agency London and Regional Properties (L&RP) to purchase Grayshott as part of a .... more>>
John Ellerman Foundation launches museums development fund  
John Ellerman Foundation launches museums development fund

By Tom Anstey

A curatorial development fund worth £500,000 (US$645,000, €550,000) has been created to help already established curators of museums and galleries in the UK learn new ways of working. Financed by the John Ellerman Foundation, the Regional Museums and Galleries Fund has earmarked the funds to be awarded through .... more>>

Lionsgate ups theme park game with new development in the works for South Korea's Jeju Shinhwa World  
By Tom Anstey

A fully-fledged Lionsgate theme park is in the works, after plans were announced to develop the new attraction at the recently-opened Jeju Shinhwa World. Called Lionsgate Movie World, the .... more>>
Architect behind World Trade Center theatre complex promises development to be 'an extraordinary tool for the creation of new art'  
By Kim Megson

The performing arts centre under construction at the heart of the World Trade Center campus in New York will be one of the most innovative of its kind ever built, the project’s lead .... more>>
Funding reinstated as Table Tennis England pushes through governance reforms

By Matthew Campelli

Table Tennis England’s public funding has been reinstated after the national governing body finally agreed to a package of reforms compliant with the government’s Code for Sports .... more>>
Premier League-chasing Brentford FC revises stadium plans
By Matthew Campelli

Brentford Football Club has revised plans for its new stadium, with the capacity set to decrease from 20,000 seats to 17,250. The Championship team has altered the original plans - which .... more>>
China of ‘increasing importance’ to UK tourism market  
By Tom Walker

Around 250,000 holidaymakers from China spent more than £1bn in the UK last year, marking the increased importance of the country to the UK’s tourism market. According to figures .... more>>
Atelier Global triumph in design competition for Shenzhen's vast cultural 'Book City'  
By Kim Megson

Architecture practice Atelier Global have won an international design competition to design Shenzhen Book City; a vast mixed-use leisure district in the Chinese metropolis. Anchoring the .... more>>
Brexit won't affect business in Canary Islands, says Loro Parque founder  
By Tom Anstey

Wolfgang Kiessling, founder of the Canary Islands’ Loro Parque and Siam Park, has said that Brexit won’t affect business for the popular holiday destination, with predictions that holidaying .... more>>
Expansion for Legoland Windsor on the cards after Merlin submits 2024 masterplan  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments is planning a grand expansion of Legoland Windsor, after the operator filed a planning application to include new attractions and accommodation as part of an eight-year .... more>>
Bulmers eyes overseas tourists, with plans for €1.8m Clonmel visitor centre  
By Ben Coxon

Irish cider giant the C&C group has announced plans to build a €1.8m (£1.6m, US$2.1m) visitor centre dedicated to its Bulmers brand. To be located in Clonmel, Ireland, the centre will .... more>>
Life for New York Wheel as developer closes in on new contractor  
By Tom Anstey

Stalled plans to develop America’s largest observation wheel have been given a lifeline after New York Wheel's developer announced negotiations with a new contractor to take over the .... more>>
World Monuments Fund training Syrian refugees to restore lost heritage  
By Tom Anstey

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is beginning to lay the groundwork for a new heritage conservation training programme after announcing plans last month to establish a £500,000 (US$648,000, .... more>>
London's Garden Bridge project formally scrapped  
By Kim Megson

The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity established to build and run the proposed Garden Bridge in central London, has today (14 August) announced that it will be finally winding up the .... more>>
Sadiq Khan sets out vision for green London as mayor plans to make capital first National Park City  
By Tom Anstey

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the UK capital to become the world’s first “National Park City”, laying out £9m (US$11.6m, €9.9m) plans to boost the number of trees and green infrastructure .... more>>

Lak Mitchell

People profile:
Lak Mitchell

Lak Mitchell on driving the Boomtown Festival for eight successful years
Taking the waters

Thermal Spa:
Taking the waters

Magali Robathan met the key people behind the Gainsborough Bath Spa
Space age

Green space:
Space age

With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving
Wasted opportunity

Wasted opportunity

Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus
Failing the elderly

Editor’s letter:
Failing the elderly

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Future of leisure

New opening:
Future of leisure

Selby Summit focuses on activity, not sport. Is it a new era for leisure centres?
Nick Gray

People profile:
Nick Gray

Nick Gray tells the story of his guided tour company, Museum Hack, (for people who don't like museums)
Tony Butler

Tony Butler

Derby Museums Trust executive director delivers social justice in museums
Play to the crowd

Play to the crowd

When public sector budgets are tight, crowdfunding is an attractive option
Angels’ advocate

Angels’ advocate

Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls
Product news
Roller Software announces new partnership

Roller Software announces new partnership


Australian tech company Roller Software has announced a strategic partnership with Fairfax Media.
TruBe launches on demand app

TruBe launches on demand app


Online booking platform TruBe has launched an innovative on-demand personal training app.
VDC assists VR upgrade on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

VDC assists VR upgrade on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train


Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon at Thorpe Park, Surrey, UK, has recently undergone a terrifying revamp.
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The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for Local Authorities, educational establishments and Leisure Trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.

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07-09 Sep 2017

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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Bel Ombre, Mauritius

09-10 Sep 2017

FitPro Live 2017: Chain Reaction

CitySport, London, United Kingdom

10-11 Sep 2017

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa - Long Beach

Long Beach Convention Center , Long Beach, United States

10-13 Sep 2017

SPATEC Fall North America

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla, San Diego, United States

11 Sep 2017

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Walden Inn & Spa, Cleveland, United States

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