Charity nominated for double award in industry’s biggest accolade

By Matthew Shannon May 25, 2022

For Immediate Release


(Caption: 2019 UK Active Awards)

Everybody Health and Leisure has been shortlisted for the ‘New Concept, Build or Design of the Year’ and ‘Business Continuity, Recovery & Success following on from Covid-19’awards at this year’s ukactive Awards.

The organisation is in the running for one of the industry’s biggest accolades, as trade body ukactive recognises the very best in the physical activity sector.

Held in partnership with Active IQ, the shortlist for the ukactive Awards 2022 includes fitness and leisure operators of all sizes; local councils; prominent suppliers; leading universities; sports bodies; and charities.

Everybody have been shortlisted for two awards the first being, the ‘New Concept, Build or Design of the Year’ award for their incredible redevelopment project at Nantwich Leisure Centre. The other including the ‘Business Continuity, Recovery & Success award following on from Covid-19’ which was for their achievements over the last 12 months in recovering the charity following lockdown closures and the services we continued to provide to our communities.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 30 June, with hundreds of leaders from the worlds of fitness, health, leisure and sport expected to attend.

Thomas Barton, CEO of Eveybody Health and Leisure commented,

“Everybody is extremely proud to have been named as finalist’s for two categories at the ukactive Awards 2022. We were able to kick start our 5 towns investment for our incredible development project at Nantwich Leisure Centre. Our achievements over the last 12 months have been focused around recovering our charity following lockdown closures and the services we continued to provide to our communities.”

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “We are delighted but not surprised by the number of incredible entries and stories we have received for this year’s ukactive Awards, which is testament to the unquestionable resilience and innovation within our sector.

“We are extremely proud of all of our members, who have worked so hard in rebuilding the sector and our nation’s health following the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing celebrating our industry at the awards ceremony this summer.”

Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director at Active IQ, said: “I’m delighted to see this year’s awards attract such a strong field of entries and send my congratulations to all the finalists.

“The standard has been very high once again this year and I would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to put forward their entry for consideration.

“Active IQ is proud to once again be the headline sponsor for the ukactive Awards and we’re particularly looking forward to seeing everyone in person at this year’s event. Ahead of that, I wish all the finalists the best of luck for the next stage of judging.”

Join us at the ukactive Awards 2022 in Birmingham on Thursday 30 June.


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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