Our Clients & Partners
What Our Clients Say
'Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council has actively been working alongside Strategic Leisure for some years now. We recently adopted our leisure strategy and back in June the Council submitted its application to the Government Levelling Up Fund for funding to get these plans off the ground. The Council was successfully awarded £15m in the Budget and it has to be accepted that without the professional support and expertise given to us by Strategic Leisure, our application may not have been the success it was. As a Cabinet Member, I have also found it extremely useful working alongside consultants who clearly had an understanding on how local government worked.'
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council - Government Levelling up Fund
‘You achieved things that we never could have done alone’
North East Derbyshire District Council - Sharley Park Active Community Hub
‘Strategic Leisure’s thoughtful, challenging and objective approach to the pool programme review supported managers in their clarity of thought and ability to justify the changes made. Their input has been invaluable to the success of the project to date’.
Active Luton, Swimming Pool Programme Review
‘I am very happy with this! It is due to be considered at the portfolio holder's briefing then formal adoption after that. Thank you so much for your work on this’.
Portsmouth City Council
‘Thank you for all your hard work on this’.
Melton Borough Council
‘Strategic Leisure have been really excellent throughout this project and it’s been a pleasure working with you. I’m really confident in the work you’ve produced and perseverance to deliver such a high quality piece of work.’
Craven District Council
'We appointed Strategic Leisure to give specialist sport and leisure advice to the University and undertake a 2 stage feasibility for a significant investment in sports facilities at the University. The feasibility included a full facilities review and subsequent detailed business plan to support an architects feasibility study. The detailed work enabled us to make critical decisions based on clear evidence and identified legislative clarity. The outcome of the work has been the full agreement from senior management to invest in a major new indoor sports facility to be completed by 2020.'
University of Portsmouth, New Sports Facility feasibility study
‘I was very pleased with the quality of work and professionalism shown by Strategic Leisure. The consultant always kept me in touch with what was happening and had a great depth of professional, technical and local knowledge. This was a great asset, particularly when dealing with members of the Steering Group.’
South Somerset District Council, Sports Facility Strategy
– ‘I found the Strategic Leisure team to be extremely professional and helpful in delivering our study. They showed an in-depth knowledge of the issues and were responsive to the factors affecting the Council.’
Gosport Borough Council, Holbrook Leisure Centre Feasibility Study
‘We formed a good working relationship with the Strategic Leisure team and the project was completed to our deadline. We would consider using Strategic Leisure for consultancy advice on future projects.’
Fareham Borough Council
‘I am very pleased that Strategic Leisure are working with the Council once again to extend our original leisure strategy which covered the Council’s own facilities, into a broader concept which considers leisure provision across the whole of the Borough. This exciting initiative will provide a strategic framework for developing leisure facilities and opportunities which will seek to meet the identified needs of our communities.” The team showed sound judgement of people and priorities, and we would definitely consider using the services of Strategic Leisure Limited for future projects.’
Congleton Borough Council, Leisure Strategy
‘Strategic Leisure produced a Feasibility Study for the Council that fully addressed the detailed brief. The team were focussed and fully understood the complexities of the project. The quality of the work was very high and the cost was competitive.’
Shepway District Council, New Pool Feasibility Study
‘The support offered throughout the process was excellent. The knowledge and experience were also essential and enabled us to gain a very significant saving in the operation of our leisure centres, whilst also increasing the quality of the service. Strategic Leisure’s advice in dealing with a lot of the issues that arose during the procurement process went beyond their initial tender submission and was vital in achieving the right result. In an extremely challenging financial environment Strategic Leisure played a key role in ensuring that the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s leisure centre provision is not only secure for the next 10 years, but that customers will also see significant improvements in the quality of services.’
Vale of Glamorgan, Leisure Centre Management Procurement Project
‘Strategic Leisure have proved to be a key business partner in this project bringing significant industry knowledge and skills to the delivery of this complex and demanding project being a key and integral member of the project team.’
Wigan Council, Review of Future Options for Delivery of Leisure Facilities and Services
‘Having worked on and off with Strategic Leisure for over seven years I can only say congratulations. Every time I have asked they have delivered.’
Hart District Council, New £23m Leisure Centre
‘I have worked with Strategic Leisure on a range of projects over the last 15 / 20 years and on all occasions they have been entirely professional and thorough in their approach to the work. As a result, we have developed an excellent working relationship and mutual understanding of the type and quality of work expected. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other local authorities / organisations to undertake projects of a similar nature’.
London Borough of Hackney, Business Planning and Council Review
‘Shropshire Council Shropshire Council has worked with Strategic Leisure and Rachel Fowler on a number of different projects in recent years. Most recently Rachel has been helping us to develop a detailed options analysis for different swimming options in Shrewsbury. Rachel and the team that she pulled together have brought with them a detailed understanding of the “leisure business”, a tried and tested approach and a bucket full of enthusiasm and patience. Rachel had frequently gone beyond the original project brief and nothing seems to ever be too much trouble. We continue to benefit from Rachel's advice, guidance and numerous contacts in the leisure industry’.
Shropshire Council, Options Appraisal
‘Strategic Leisure supplied an efficient and effective service, on time and on budget. The personal attention to detail enabled us as the client to foresee a number of potential difficulties and consider the options thus ensuring that the finished report offered a comprehensive insight into the subject.’
Hart District Council
– ‘The project was a large and complex one that has been undertaken with absolute dedication and professionalism throughout by both yourself and your team to achieve the desired output. Your genuine enthusiastic approach to working with us, rather than for us, on the right methodology and output during the implementation was very much welcomed by both myself as the lead client and the wider steering group members made up of representatives from the sectors of Local Government, County Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies and the Regional Development Agency. The flexibility in your approach and methodology, which was very much needed as Sport England launched its strategy and new direction half way through the study in June, was commendable and has enabled us to get to a high-quality output that can be used by all partners in their own way. We would have no hesitation with working with you again in the future’.
Sport England, North West Facility Strategy
‘I have wo I have worked with Strategic Leisure on two major projects with them namely CCT and Externalising to a Leisure Trust. They were very focused and professional, to the extent that I would strongly suggest they are the best. We always got a very timely and professional response, even if it meant they had to amend their schedule to accommodate us.'
Harlow Sports Trust, Establishment of a Trust
Ploszajski Lynch Consulting Limited
Leonie Cowen & Associates