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400,000+ REAdERs leisure opportunities 21 February – 5 March 2012 ISSUE 574 Daily news & jobs: énergie Group plans AIM listing

Health club franchise éner- gie is expected to list on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) later this year. A spokesperson con-

firmed the proposal to Leisure Opportunities, but declined to name an exact date for the entry. It is thought énergie will reverse into an existing AIM- listed cash shell company – known as a special purpose acquisition company. As a result, énergie could

be appointing two new board members. Paul Campbell is thought to be coming in as the group’s new chair, while Nick Harding is likely to be made new financial director. It is understood that the listing is part of

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New £31m Bolton One complex opens its doors

Bolton One, a new £31m health, leisure and research complex developed by Bolton Council alongside NHS Bolton and the University of Bolton, has opened. Te venue was designed by Nightingale

Jan Spaticchia, chair and chief executive officer of énergie Group

énergie’s plans to accelerate its expansion plans for the UK market. It currently operates clubs, most of which are franchised. Furthermore,

Naming rights offered for Olympic venues

Te Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has launched a formal pro- cess to secure naming rights sponsors for the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Multi-Use Arena. GLL has already been appointed

to operate the Aquatics Centre and the Multi-Use Arena, while an anchor tenant for the Olympic Stadium set to be announced in May. Andrew Altman, chief executive of

OPLC, said: “Tis is a rare opportu- nity to become part of one of the most exciting new places in the world.” Read more:


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énergie group has expressed its interest in increasing the number of its company-owned clubs from the current seven sites. Read more:

GREAT tourism campaign launches

Te UK’s “largest-ever” tourism campaign has been launched by culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, which aims to attract an extra 4.6 million inbound visitors over the next four years. Nine countries around the world are being

targeted as part of the GREAT initiative, which will reach 90 million people in 14 cities, includ- ing Paris, France, and Sydney, Australia. Beijing, China; Mumbai and New Delhi,

India are also among locations to feature branding and adverts, which will roll out on the New York subway, US, from 13 February. As well as attracting more visitors to the UK,

the initiative also aims to drive up spend by a further £2.3bn over the four year period.

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Berlin, Germany, is among the 14 targeted locations Hunt said: “We are taking the fight for the

tourist pound right to our competitors’ door- steps, with a sales assault on the 14 biggest and most lucrative markets around the world.” Details:

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Associates and built by Eric Wright Group, with a 70-station gym equipped by Life Fitness and a 25m pool with seating for 250 people among the facilities. A hydrotherapy pool for people with dis-

abilities; and a gym accessible to disabled users are also on offer at Bolton One. Read more:

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