ACTIVE Tameside is proud to have received a national industry award for ‘outstanding achievement’ at the ukactive Active Training Awards.
The award was presented in Reading at a ceremony attended by sporting stars such as Darren Campbell and ukactive chair, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
The award recognises Active Tameside’s success in overcoming significant organisational challenges through a combination of effective strategy, staff development and inspirational leadership.
The award criteria included evidence that Active Tameside, which is a not-for-profit charitable leisure trust, had harnessed innovation and collaboration to transform their delivery model, as well as how they had broken new ground to divest from reliance on traditional funding streams.
The ukactive Active Training Awards acknowledges the physical activity sector’s best performers in workforce development.
The ‘outstanding achievement’ award was contested by a wide variety of leisure, sport and physical activity providers from all over the country including local authorities, charities or not-for-profits and commercial organisations.
Steven Ward, ukactive COE, said: “If the physical activity sector is the golden thread running through society, its workforce is its beating heart and soul.
“We have to celebrate employers and training providers who are dedicated to developing it.
“The onus is now on us to use this as a springboard for rapid progress on the skills agenda in the next 12 months.”
Jenny Patrickson, managing director of Active IQ, added: “These awards are so important in recognising those who lead the way as we innovate, improve, learn and develop as a sector.”
Active Tameside chief executive, Mark Tweedie said: “This is a remarkable acknowledgement.
“It follows several years of successful hard work, which has resulted in us creating a great organisation that has become nationally renowned for its innovation and broad range of services, which deliver far reaching social benefits. Well done Active Tameside.”