about us

Wealden Leisure Ltd, trading as Freedom Leisure, is a genuine, pro-active and innovative leisure trust and is led by an experienced, dynamic, entrepreneurial and focused Executive Management Team. Our approach is to provide our partners and customers with a bespoke and unique service that will inspire and excite our communities and increase participation wherever we are.

We have an experienced Board of Trustees who are representative of the local community, users of the service and facilities offered by Freedom Leisure and have a broad range of skills to contribute to the company’s success. Board members attend meetings which focus on important topics in the leisure industry and feature internal and external leisure experts who provide training and information to help develop strategy and policies for the future.

Freedom Leisure is a not-for-profit leisure trust which manages leisure and cultural facilities on behalf of partners across the UK. We are proud to be delivering high quality, locally-focussed services and are committed to their ongoing development.  As a not-for-profit organisation all surpluses are reinvested in support of the objectives we share with our partners.

Objectives and purpose

  • To provide affordable, accessible leisure and sport opportunities for everyone.
  • To have a positive impact on the local communities in which we operate and inspire people to be more active more often.
  • To deliver on our partners’ objectives on participation, accessibility, inclusiveness, health and social cohesion.
  • To deliver our service in a way that is customer focussed, professional, quality driven, and safe; and yet is enjoyable, fun, and life enhancing, for all our customers.
  • To create an environment that makes us good and fun to work for, and that, in turn, helps us recruit and retain the very best staff. We empower them to deliver a service that will exceed our customer’s expectations.

In 2016/2017 we are proud to report that we have invested £6.3m to maintain and further improve the facilities, equipment and services that we provide to our local communities. This investment is a major commitment from us to provide higher quality buildings and more varied equipment so we can encourage more people to live happier, healthier, more active lifestyles. This sum also includes further investment in energy efficient equipment which assisted us in reaching our targets for energy reduction and further improve our environmental impact. We are pleased to have recorded a CO2 saving of 635 tonnes during 2016/2017.

Two of our centres have achieved Quest stretch this year. This is the top level of accreditation in the UK’s leading national quality scheme for the sport and leisure industry and only 14 centres in the UK currently hold this top level.

delivering a leisure service that exceeds expectations

Our centres are full of ways to get active, get entertained, get educated and get involved.  We exist to help you maintain a healthy, active and fun lifestyle, to develop life and social skills, giving you the Freedom to be yourself, the person you want to be.

We have lots of things to do in one place – from a swim, to ice skating, ten pin bowling, learning to dance, or finding an activity to help you improve your fitness – Freedom Leisure will look after you and your family and give you an exceptional leisure experience.

You will be welcomed into a value for money, fun and safe environment to help you achieve your ambitions and aspirations no matter what they are, irrespective of age, means or status, we are here to help you be fitter, healthier and happier – Freedom Leisure – Where You Matter.

Our staff recruitment and retention strategy will guarantee motivated and well trained teams to ensure our customers are the focal point of service deliver. We will ensure that our centres are accessible and affordable to guarantee our contribution to improving the health and social well-being of all the communities in which we work.

Freedom Leisure’s vision is to manage and improve its position as one of the largest not for profit leisure trusts in the country, providing sports, leisure and entertainment facilities for an expanding range of partners, and delivering a locally focused service to the communities we work with.

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Managing Director
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