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LTA Tennis Awards applauds south’s disability programme

May 10, 2019

Disability tennis in Great Britain is currently thriving, with more people taking part across venues supported by the LTA than ever before. Last year the LTA’s programme for disability tennis achieved record participation figures, making it one of the largest disability-specific sports programmes in the country. BH Live’s disability tennis programme at Portsmouth Tennis Centre, […]

Helping city residents improve mental wellbeing

May 9, 2019

In the run up to Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019), BH Live is putting Portsmouth’s health and wellbeing high on its agenda. Over the past 12 months more than 100 Portsmouth residents have taken part in close to 4,000 hours of health and wellbeing activities through Portsmouth Interaction; provider of recreation and fitness activities […]

Great job Sam

May 9, 2019

As part of our celebration of National Apprenticeship Week earlier this year we caught up with Sam who works at Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. Q/ What is your current role and what does it entail? A/ I am a Developmental Coach at Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. I work with boys aged 6-8 years old who are showing potential in gymnastics. […]

Partnership programme inspires more youngsters to swim

May 7, 2019

Collaboration between BH Live, Energise Me and the Buckland Youth Activities Centre is transforming the lives of twelve young people, from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, through swimming. The youngsters, aged between 14-19, regularly attend the Buckland Youth Activities Centre. They are however currently unable to take part in some of the water-based activities […]

Stokewood gets flying colours

May 3, 2019

Local residents and visitors to Stokewood Leisure Centre in Bournemouth are getting some of the best facilities and services in the region according to a recent assessment by industry experts. Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest, is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry. Its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure […]

Celebrating apprenticeship programme

May 3, 2019

Earlier this year we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week and all the fantastic apprentices we have working at BH Live. With opportunities across the organisation in departments such as HR, facilities management, tennis, recreation, customer service and coaching there is so much variety at BH Live. Later this year we are also launching our first catering apprenticeship programme […]

BH Live targets inactivity in the workplace

April 18, 2019

In a bid to increase wellness in the workplace and create more active and healthy communities, BH Live has partnered with corporate fitness expert, Gympass. Gympass works with companies, such as Tesco, Santander, and International Workforce Group (IWG), to revolutionise how employees engage with physical activity, driving lasting behavioural change. The Gympass team works with […]

Industry Fellow introduces catering apprenticeship

April 3, 2019

BH Live’s Head of Hospitality, David Christie, has been awarded with a Fellowship of the Institute of Hospitality. The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. It has close to 20,000 members from every sector of the industry in over 100 countries […]

City’s solar installation lights up Gymnastics Centre

March 22, 2019

To improve energy efficiency and reduce the city’s carbon footprint a solar PV installation has been mounted on Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre’s rooftop. The 180 panel system is expected to generate 48,000 kWh a year, offsetting in the region of fifteen tonnes of carbon. This is Portsmouth City Council’s second solar PV installation which has recently been […]

Leading quality scheme praises Mountbatten Leisure Centre

March 18, 2019

Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth has passed a tough assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest. Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry. In order achieve Quest’s Entry level, the team at Mountbatten undertook a rigorous assessment by an independent industry expert and a mystery visit. First impressions of the venue […]

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