Live Active Leisure’s Annual Achievement Report for the period April 2016 to March 2017 has been released and includes strong results in both environmental governance and community involvement.
As the ‘not for profit’ charitable sports, leisure and physical activity trust for the Perth & Kinross area, we are committed to reinvesting all profits back into the company’s venues and activities, ensuring we can sustainably deliver on our goal to create and provide affordable, accessible opportunities, allowing everyone in the community to enjoy an active life.
Jim Moyes, our CEO commented, “As the 13th largest employer in the area with an annual turnover of c£10million, we are an integral part of both community and corporate life in Perth and Kinross.
There is an ever-growing awareness of the contribution active lifestyles can make in improving people’s physical and mental health and we are well placed to help meet this demand; together with our volunteer Board Members, partners and the exceptional 600 strong team, we are driven by our promise to deliver to our customers, partners, volunteers, sponsors and sole member shareholder, PKC.”
The report released shows that our venues were host to almost 30,000 unique customers who enjoyed over 1.3 million activities from the mix of gym, swim, classes and children’s holiday camps. Crucially, we delivered on our promise to ‘make getting active easier’ among priority groups and provided £110K of discounted memberships and access for customers in this demographic, as well as £95K of free swimming for under-fives and £130K of discounted admission for under 16s and over 65s.
Environmentally, some 10,000 cubic meters of water and over 2 million KwH of gas were saved with electricity consumption reducing once again to bring us to one million KwH saved over 4 years. Added to this, a new approach to recycling has diverted 85% of waste from landfill.
Jim spoke for all of us when he said: “I’m extremely pleased with these encouraging results, but know that we cannot afford to rest on our laurels. Ageing buildings mean plans such as the development of the PH2O project at the Leisure Pool and Dewars site, and the recovering of the famous Bell’s Sports Centre Main Arena Dome, are ever more important as we look towards the future and challenging economic climate ahead.”