We are the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues – a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.
With more than 5 million visits a year and over £42 million turnover, our organisation is changing lives – placing it at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy. Last year, we hosted more than 500 events, sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment tickets, clocked up 4.5 million leisure centre visits and welcomed 59,000 conference and exhibition delegates. This generated an estimated £53 million in economic benefit for the local economy through business and cultural tourism.
It’s all about people.
We’re an organisation created to do one thing. To make people’s lives better. We make it easy for local residents and visitors to take care of their health and wellbeing by placing affordable sport, fitness, arts, culture and entertainment within easy reach of thousands of people.
We are an active campaigner for the use of sport and fitness to improve mental and physical health, and create opportunities for people to meet and make new friends. We’re renowned for our blockbuster shows, creating a spotlight for iconic musicians in all genres — and celebrity stand-ups who play to packed audiences seven nights in a row.
Meanwhile, our conferences, exhibitions and corporate events are bringing millions of pounds into the local economy every year, and creating more opportunities for us to make our venues and services even better.
Every pound makes a difference.
As a social enterprise, we don’t pay dividends to shareholders or pay large salaries to our staff. Every pound we make is used to run our business and provide a surplus to invest in our social objectives. Since 2010, we’ve also undertaken several energy saving initiatives including Solar PV and CHP to enable us to put more towards our social objectives.
We’re BH Live. And we make things happen.