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400,000+ rEAdErs leisure opportunities 7 February – 20 February 2011 ISSUE 573 Daily news & jobs: Top team changes at Fitness First

Fitness First, one of the larg- est health club operators in the world, has changed its top management team aſter experiencing a difficult period of trading across both its UK and Australian businesses. Both chief executive offi-

cer Colin Waggett and chief financial officer Duncan Tatton-Brown stepped down on 1 February to be replaced by turnaround specialist Chris Stone and Jan Kengelbach of BC Partners respectively. John Gamble will also leave,

with Andrew Newington appointed chair to oversee the changes. Donald Featherstone of AlixPartners will work with Newington as chief restruc- turing officer. Te company has also made changes at the regional management level. David Stalker, the chief executive officer of the Fitness Industry Association, said: “Fitness

Hunt confirms £500m sport funding boost

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that sport is to receive £500m worth of extra funding over the next five years, according to the latest National Lottery projections. Forecasts from December 2011 have

shown sport’s total income between 2012-13 and 2016-17 is set to increase from £1.3bn – outlined in September 2010’s projections – to £1.8bn. The additional funding will be

made available as a result of changes to how Lottery cash is spent, with sport to receive 20 per cent of returns. Read more:


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Chris Stone (pictured) has taken over as the new CEO at Fitness First

First has endeavoured to react to the money conscious market by delivering its budget brand Klick Fitness, but it has been unable to rectify its debt maturity problem.”

ACE names major partner museums

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced the 16 major partner museums that will receive a share of around £60m over the next three years under the Renaissance programme. It is the first time that major Renaissance

funding has been allocated for a three-year period through an open application system measured against published criteria. Birmingham Museums Trust; the Museum

of London; the Manchester Partnership; and York Museums Trust are among those to bene- fit from a funding package worth around £20m a year between April 2012 and March 2015. “Te announcement of our 16 major partner museums is a significant step forward in our

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Te Museum of London is one of the major partners

closer relationship with the wider cultural sec- tor,” said ACE chief executive Alan Davey. “[Te major partners] have been chosen for

the excellence of their work and for their com- pelling plans for the future.”

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Te gallery undergoing its transformation work

London’s Photographers Gallery to reopen in May

London’s Photographers’ Gallery is to reopen on 19 May, following a £8.9m devel- opment project designed by Ireland-based O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects. Te transformation of the photography

attraction has included the addition of a two-storey extension, which has doubled the size of the available exhibition space. An environmentally-controlled floor will

now enable the Photographers’ Gallery to display more work from its archives, while top floor galleries boast higher ceilings for the exhibition of larger works.

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