Landmark anniversary celebrated by leisure centre operator

December 20 2015

THE organisation which runs South Gloucestershire’s leisure centres has celebrated its tenth anniversary.

THE organisation which runs South Gloucestershire’s leisure centres has celebrated its tenth anniversary.
Circadian said since becoming a trust in 2005, it had re-invested more than £7 million into schemes such as new sports and leisure facilities, as well as technology.
In the past five years it had also seen an 18 per cent increase in leisure centre use to 2.5 million visits a year, while growth in turnover in the last financial year went up by 7.6 per cent to £11 million.
Circadian operates seven leisure centres in the district, including those in Yate and Bradley Stoke.
To mark its anniversary, an event was held at its headquarters at the Bradley Stoke complex to thank long-standing employees and clubs, trustees and councillors.
They included Holly Payne, swim manager at Yate, who said: “Every day is different. There is always a new challenge around the corner and I get a huge buzz out of teaching people to swim.”
Trust chief executive, Mark Crutchley, said: “We have experienced significant changes over the past ten years. When the organisation was founded, it was designed to provide community leisure facilities within a tight framework set by the local authority.
“Today, as local government funding is continually squeezed, Circadian has evolved to become more commercial and able to respond to significantly changing customer requirements.
 “I would like to thank everyone who has been through the doors of all our leisure centres, whether staff or customers.”
Any profit made by the trust is re-invested to improve facilities, equipment and services.