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400,000+ readers leisure opportunities 16 april - 29 april 2013 ISSUE 604 Daily news & jobs: Museum of the Year shortlist revealed

England’s first purpose built art gallery, a gallery dedi- cated to sculptor Barbara Hepworth and a London museum dedicated to music and anthropology are among the finalists for the Art Fund’s 2013 Museum of the Year. The winner wi l l be

announced on 4 June and awarded £100,000. A second prize of £10,000 will

recognise achievements in learning programmes for chil- dren and youth. Te finalists for this year’s

prize are: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art , Gateshead; Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury; Dulwich Picture Gallery, London; Te Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield; Horniman Museum & Gardens, London; Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow; Museum and Archaeology &

Government skills funding for énergie

Health club operator énergie Group has secured £400,000 worth of funding from the Government’s UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) to invest in its national training programme. Te grant was made out from the

Employer Ownership of Skills scheme - a competitive fund open to employ- ers to invest in their current and future workforce in England. éner- gie will look to use the grant towards raising skill sets and the creation of new jobs and apprenticeships - as well as help drive the group’s growth.


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Te Hepworth Wakefield Gallery is among the shortlisted attractions

Anthropology, Cambridge; Narberth Museum, Pembrokeshire; Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees; William Morris Gallery, London. Details:

Manchester football clubs “bring £300m”

Football provides Greater Manchester with the equivalent economic impact of an Olympic and Paralympic Games every four seasons – according to a new report which outlines the financial worth of the game. Analysing the value of football to Greater

Manchester has been produced by the Sport Industry Research Centre and Cambridge Econometrics on behalf of a Greater Manchester partnership including Manchester City Council (MCC), New Economy, MIDAS, and Marketing Manchester. It finds that football contributed around

£330m in gross value added (GVA) to Greater Manchester’s economy in 2010-11.

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Te clubs profile could be worth £100m on adverts It is also estimated that the global profile

that Manchester receives from football, partic- ularly Premier League clubs - could be worth over £100m a year on an advertising-equiva- lency basis. Details:

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Te group currently has 80 clubs across the UK

US private equity firm mulls David Lloyd purchase

KSL Capital Partners is reportedly look- ing to purchase gym chain David Lloyd, thought to be worth around £900m. Te Sunday Times said the US-based

private equity firm, which recently bought UK hotel chains Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, is one of several potential buyers with US investment house Blackstone also thought to be mulling a bid. Te group has 80 clubs across the UK and

is named aſter former tennis professional David Lloyd, who founded the business in 1980. Details:

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