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Issue No 539 £2.00 19 October - 1 November 2010 news & jobs updated daily online Circulation 23,035 (July 07 – June 08) Hunt confirms 19 quangos will be axed or reformed By Pete Hayman

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that 19 of the 55 Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) public bodies will be shut or reformed. Among the organisations to

be shut are the UK Film Council and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, both of which had previously been earmarked for closure. Elsewhere, UK Sport is to

merge with Sport England, while the DCMS is still working with the Youth Sport Trust over its possible integration within the new structure. The advisory committees for National Historic Ships and

across the UK with a range of partners in various sectors." British Waterways will be

replaced by a charitable agency and the Forestry Commission is to be retained but will also undergo "substantial reform". The future of more than 900

Hunt said the changes will offer 'value for money for the public"

Historic Wreck Sites are to be abolished, while the Theatres Trust is to be declassified to work as an independent body. VisitBritain, Arts Council

England, the Heritage Lottery

Fund (HLF), English Heritage; and a number of museums are among those to be retained. HLF chair Dame Jenny

Abramsky said: "We will continue to work independently

James Caan sells Nuyuu Fitness to énergie Group Budget operator offloaded by Dragons' Den entrepreneur for undisclosed sum

By Tom Walker

Health club operator énergie Group has acquired budget gym chain Nuyuu for an undisclosed sum from Dragons' Den star James Caan. Four of the five Nuyuu clubs

– East Grinstead, Stevenage, Newbury and Slough – will be rebranded by énergie over the next three months following the deal. The fifth site, located in Scotland, is not included as part of the transaction. The deal marks the end of the road for Nuyuu, which was



Nuyuu was founded by Caan (top) and Silcox 12 months ago

jointly founded 12 months ago by serial entrepreneur Caan and Ben Silcox, a former LA Fitness national sales manager.


Caan's investment vehicle,

Hamilton Bradshaw, was one of the primary investors in the Nuyuu venture, with Silcox appointed managing director. As part of the takeover deal

with énergie, Silcox will join the new business as a partner and will retain responsibility for both day to day operations and growth of the four clubs under the énergie brand. The deal forms part of

énergie's expansion strategy, which has seen the group add more than 20 facilities to its portfolio this year.


agencies had been under the microscope as part of wider efforts to cut public expendi- ture. In total, nearly 200 quangos are to be shut across all government departments. Hunt said: "These changes

will allow us to continue to deliver some of the world's best culture, media and sport, while at the same time ensuring efficiency, transparency and better value for money."

The Herb House set for opening

A 22,000sq ft (2,044sq m) spa called The Herb House is on schedule to open in early November 2010 at Lime Wood in the New Forest. The spa will work in

collaboration with Irish brand Voya and natural skincare brand NUDE. It will also offer treatments from farming company Daylesford Organic's beauty range, Bamford. Designed by David

Collins Studio, the spa will have 10 treatment rooms.

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