17 Sep 2014 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 641, 2014 is now out!

Blogs:

Read blogs by writer:

Kate Cracknell
Editor,
Health Club Management

Liz Terry
Editor

Jak Phillips
Head of News,
Leisure Media

Katie Barnes
Managing Editor,
Spa Business

Tim Nash
Head of Leisure Media Studio

Our guest writers:

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Louise Routh
Marketing and communications director,
Springboard UK

Philippe Rossiter
Chief Executive,
Institute of Hospitality

David Grevemberg
CEO,
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Hugh Robertson
Minister for Sport

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,
Springboard

Valentina Montalto
EU consultant,
KEA European Affairs

Phillip Villars
Managing Director,
Indigo Planning

Rhona Mennie
Business relations manager,
Springboard UK

David Kerr
Principal,
David Kerr Associates

Leah De Silva
Business development director,
Springboard

Peter Moody
Partner,
Brook Street des Roches LLP

Charles Wilford
Co-Head, Leisure Team,
Gerald Eve

Andrew Wade
Partner,
Lawrence Graham LLP

Tim Lewthwaite
Publications manager,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Jean-Baptiste Desbois
Director General,
Cité de l'espace

Simon Johnson
CEO,
Business in Sport and Leisure

David Stalker
CEO,
ukactive

Fredrik Lindahl
Treasurer & Administrator,
Finnish Cricket Association

Neil Richmond
Founder,
Neil Richmond & Co.

Suki Kalirai
Interim CEO,
SkillsActive

Lisa Starr
Senior Consultant,
Wynne Business

Nick King
Director,
Sports Think Tank

Duncan Wood-Allum
Director,
Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy

Maya Halevy
Director,
Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem

Chris Trickey
Chief Executive,
SAPCA

Malcolm Roughead
Chief Executive,
VisitScotland

Edwina Hart
Minister for Business,
Welsh Assembly Government

Matt Partridge
Executive board member,
CLOA

Tom Pinnington
Associate director,
Capita Symonds

Jane Scrivner
Managing Director,
Jane Scrivner

Jean-Guy de Gabriac
Founder/ CEO,
Tip Touch Academie

Sheena Laursen
Director of international Affairs,
Experimentarium

Kerry Mabbley
Customer Relationship Manager,
Springboard

Stephen Studd
CEO,
SkillsActive

Dee Smith
Head of Programmes,
Springboard

Anni Hood
Owner,
Kis Lifestyle Group

Linda Cendes
Program Assistant, Comms,
AZA

Hannah Carmichael
Membership Services Manager,
BALPPA

Antonio Gomes Da Costa
Co-ordinator of PLACES,
Ecsite

Anna Bjurstam
Owner,
Raison d'Etre

Marisa Dimitriadis
Managing Director,
The Spa Consultants

Dieter Buchner
Founding Partner,
Urban Healing

Chris Marriott
Capita Symonds

Hans Gubbels
Director,
Continium Discovery Center, NL

Adrian Mahon
Chair,
BALPPA

by Gareth Edwards
Director of Education, Springboard

Doing our bit for vocational training

by Gareth Edwards

As Halloween slips away into the shortening nights of November I'm not sure whether to keep screaming about the current GCSE fiasco, or treat myself to a celebratory drink as I review Springboard's positive contribution to vocational education. [more...]

How to make the most out of the university experience

by Gareth Edwards

As the new academic year in universities and colleges is now fully underway it's a good time to pause and think about how to get the best out of the higher education experience. [more...]

Keeping the best with Springboard

by Gareth Edwards

As this year's graduates get ready to sit their final exams, thoughts wander towards employment. Given the economic climate, a move into a career may not be as easy as it was, but there are still opportunities, and Springboard can help identify them. [more...]

Our Summer Schools are open for business

by Gareth Edwards

With the sun beginning to appear on a more frequent basis it means it's time to launch the Springboard Summer Schools programme in the UK. The scheme has been operating for nearly 10 years, enabling young people to gain experience in the world of hospitality and leisure. [more...]

Springboard trains 1,000th ambassador

by Gareth Edwards

Springboard is lucky to have an army of motivated ambassadors from the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors who are trained and primed with the message about the exciting career opportunities available. [more...]

Springboard's first Scottish Tourism Careers Festival

by Gareth Edwards

Following Springboard Scotland's success last year with events to coincide with Scottish Tourism Week, this year we are co-ordinating a month-long Tourism Careers Festival scheduled to run from 1-31 March. [more...]

Just Perfect for Springboard ... and Wales

by Gareth Edwards

Innovation and expertise don't always go hand in hand, but sometimes you come across an individual or a group who seem to have got it just right. [more...]

Strictly shape up with Springboard

by Gareth Edwards

While we all looked forward to Christmas and the well deserved break with family and friends, our thoughts have inevitably turned to shedding those excess pounds that we have accumulated following the parties, pies and profiteroles. [more...]

Pubs can improve local economies

by Gareth Edwards

According to the British Bar and Pub Association, UK pubs employ around 1 million people and generate £12.6bn in taxes each year. Meanwhile, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers shows that pubs provide a turnover of £21bn a year. [more...]

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