THE operators of Whitchurch Swimming Centre have been named the Ukactive Outstanding Organisation of the Year at a recent event hosted by sporting legend Tanni Grey-Thompson and former Olympian Greg Whyte, OBE.

Serco Leisure works in partnership with Shropshire Community Leisure Limited and as well as Whitchurch, also manages the Oswestry Leisure Centre, Market Drayton Swimming Pool, Shrewsbury Sports Village and The Quarry.

The Ukactive Awards are the most prestigious event of its kind in the health and fitness calendar, recognising excellence across the industry.

In a typical year, they would take place as part of a conference held at Manchester Central, but this year, because of the pandemic, a virtual event was staged attended by more than 500 people, with 19 prize categories covering areas as varied as Digital Activation to Diversity & Inclusion, and Best Club/Centre to Business Continuity and Success During Covid-19.

Rhys Collins, facility manager for Shropshire Community Leisure Limited, said: “I’d like to congratulate our operating partner Serco Leisure on this important award, which recognises the amazing work done at health and fitness centres throughout the country.

“Events like these are important as they celebrate the vital contribution this sector plays in helping communities lead happier, healthier lifestyles.”

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