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Delivering Excellence in Sport, Health and Wellbeing
Leisure Connection Ltd is a fitness and leisure provider and manager of facilities on behalf of local government, national sporting bodies and businesses in UK.
Leisure Connection Wikipedia
Leisure Connection was formed from the merger of Relaxion and Circa leisure companies and is now part of the multinational Danoptra Group. In 2008, the Cognetas investment company, formerly Electra Partners Europe, sold their interest in Danoptra to Credit Suisse.
In recent years Leisure Connection has faced increasing competition for local authority contracts, not just from other companies but also from not-for-profit leisure trusts. It has sought to replace the dwindling margins of traditional contracts with private finance initiatives and more recently, running facilities owned by other companies including hotels.
Leisure Connection's reputation has not been helped by frequent changes of Chief Executive, reports of poor standards, contracts terminated by dissatisfied councils, and involvement in the Clissold Leisure Centre, a new built facility that opened in February 2002 and closed in November 2003. In 2006, while Clissold was still closed, Hackney Council and Leisure Connection agreed to end their contract.
Since 2008, the Leisure Connection brand has been replaced to a large extent by Harpers Fitness. Other brands that belong to Leisure Connection include Camp Energy, Aqua Action Swim School, Learning Hub, Venue Connect, Planet Action and Party Animals.Over 60 centres
Managing the centre of excellence for disability sport at Stoke Mandeville Stadium
28 centres with squash courts
32 with badminton courts
91 swimming pools ranging from 50 metre pools to teaching pools, baby splash pools and leisure pools
22 centres with indoor or outdoor tennis courts
2 centres with golf courses
11 centres with football pitches
50,000 Harpers gym members
Over 40,000 children learning to swim each week
25 million visitors each year