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Speakers at the physical activity facilities forum 2023
Delivering active wellbeing for a sustainable future

Steve Welch

Steve Welch
Strategic Lead/Place Development

'The Future of Public Leisure – pivot to Active wellbeing'

This session will explore the Future of Public Leisure following the report that was published by Sport England in December 2022.  It will explore the principles as well as a discussion around how areas can pivot from a traditional leisure service to an active wellbeing service.
David Minton

David Minton
Leisure DB | Director

'Active Ageing'

While the NHS have a financial incentive to keep people independent and out of hospital, the fitness industry doesn’t, why? Fitness is missing out on a billion-pound business opportunity that could mean doubling in size?
Ollie Bell

Ollie Bell
Co-founder & CEO | ROSTER

'Game On: The Intersection of Web3, Sport and Physical Activity'

This session will discuss the ways that Web3 is set to transform how organisations engage participants and members, build communities, and deliver services in an ever-evolving digital era.
Lyndsey Barrett

Lyndsey Barrett
Lead Occupational Therapist | Sport for Confidence

Levelling the playing field; Hardwiring sport and physical activity in to health and social care.

This session will discuss the delivery and outcomes of the pilot independently evaluated by The University of Essex and State of Life which evidenced elevated physical activity levels amongst participants in line with the rest of the population and delivered social value of £58.71 for every £1 invested.
Lisa Forsyth

Lisa Forsyth
Director | Max Associates (Holdings) Ltd

'The Changing Landscape of the Management of Council-Owned Leisure Centres'

In March this year, HMRC announced a significant change to the VAT treatment of Local Authority Leisure Services. The revision means services are classified as non-business supplies for VAT purposes. This means local authorities pay no VAT on their income, as well as reclaiming all the VAT they incur on the related costs (revenue and capital) unconditionally. 
How will these and other factors impact how leisure services are managed in the future?
Mark Bjornsgaard

Mark Bjornsgaard
CEO | Deep Green Technologies Ltd

'How does Deep Green heat all of the UK’s swimming pools for free, and reboot local economises at the same time?'

In March 2023 Deep Green announced they had installed a piece of technology in Exmouth leisure centre which supplies most of the heat the pool needs, for free.
In his presentation Mark, the CEO of Deep Green, will explain how a Deep Green unit works to capture the heat given off by computers and feeds that energy into the pools’ existing heating system.
Marianne Boyle

Marianne Boyle
Director of Membership and Sector Development | ukactive

'How ukactive are supporting the growth and development of the UK fitness and leisure sector.'

Exploring Vision 2030, the vision for growth and development across the fitness and leisure sector, for more than five million new participants drawn from a greater diversity of backgrounds. We will look at progress made since the launch of the strategy in 2022 and the key milestones that need to be achieved for us to be successful in getting more people, more active, more often and securing a viable and sustainable sector for the future.
Tara Dillon

Tara Dillon
CEO | CIMSPA

'Preparing for the Pivot'

Future proofing the sport and physical activity sector and the workforce of tomorrow.
Paul Reed

Paul Reed
Director & Sport & Leisure Sector Lead | GT3 Architects

'Sports & Leisure as Part of the Changing UK High Street'

The Modern High Street undergoing a seismic shift in what it offers to its local and wider community. GT3 sport and leisure sector lead, Paul Reed, will explore the challenges surrounding how traditional sport and leisure facilities can broaden their range, becoming true community hubs, whilst looking to enhance the UK high street offer.

Limited complimentary places available