ukactive announces finalists for 2022 awards

The finalists for this year’s ukactive Awards 2022 reflect the breadth of membership and include examples of how the sector has rebuilt over the past year, since reopening from lockdown during the pandemic.  

Held in partnership with Active IQ, the shortlist includes fitness and leisure operators, councils, suppliers, universities, sports bodies and charities.

This year features two new awards – The Jan Spaticchia Award and the Education Provider of the Year Award. The COVID-19 award categories, which debuted last year, will focus on how the sector continues to recover.

“We are delighted but not surprised by the number of incredible entries and stories we have received for this year’s ukactive Awards, which is testament to the unquestionable resilience and innovation within our sector,” said Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive.

“We are extremely proud of all of our members, who have worked so hard in rebuilding the sector and our nation’s health, as we mark just over a year since facilities were allowed to reopen.”

The awards will be held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on 30 June, following the Active Uprising conference.

The full list of ukactive Awards 2022 finalists:

Regional & National Club/Centre of the Year   


  • Brio Leisure - Neston Recreation Centre
  • Places Leisure - Maltby Leisure Centre
  • Active Tameside - Tameside Wellness Centre in Denton 
  • Everyone Active - Scarborough Sports Village
  • X-Force UK Ltd - 3-1-5 Health Club
  • Clare's Space Ltd
  • The Health Club - Ribby Hall Village
  • Waterside Leisure Club



  • Active Nottingham - Harvey Hadden
  • Everyone Active - Bromsgrove Leisure Centre
  • Parkwood Leisure - Towcester Centre for Leisure
  • Serco Leisure - Oak Tree Leisure Centre



  • 1Rebel - Oxford Circus
  • 1Life - Willesden Sports Centre
  • Everyone Active - Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre
  • W10 Fitness - North Kensington
  • Orangetheory Fitness - Fulham
  • The Fore – Kings Cross
  • GLL - Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre
  • GLL - Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre



  • Castle Point Borough Council - Waterside Farm Leisure Centre
  • Fusion Lifestyle - Ivybridge Leisure Centre
  • 1Life - Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre
  • Anytime Fitness - Leatherhead
  • GLL - Donyngs Leisure Centre
  • Leisure Focus - Braywick Leisure Centre
  • Anytime Fitness - Dorking
  • Anytime Fitness - Farnham


Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales      

  • Denbighshire Leisure - Nova Prestatyn
  • GLL - Andersonstown Leisure Centre
  • GLL - Eastern Leisure Centre
  • Valley Leisure Centre - Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Shed Health Club -Ellon


Supplier of the Year        

  • Future Fit Training
  • Leisure Energy Ltd
  • The Training Room
  • Alliance Leisure
  • Partners&
  • Playfinder
  • STA
  • Technogym


New Concept, Build or Design of the Year       

  • Places Leisure
  • Everybody Sport and Recreation
  • GLL, Britannia Leisure Centre
  • Leisure Energy Ltd
  • LiveWire
  • Ware-house Swansea
  • Fitness First


Generation Active Award           

  • Life Leisure
  • LTA
  • Northampton Leisure Trust
  • Your Trust
  • GLL 


Healthy Communities Award     

  • Parkwood Leisure
  • Sport Aberdeen
  • Swim England
  • Fusion
  • Nuffield Health 
  • BH Live
  • Anchor


Activation Award 

  • Brio Leisure
  • CSSC
  • Halo Leisure
  • Life Leisure
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Triple Double / Women in Sport
  • Active Nottingham
  • Burnley Leisure and Culture Group

Marketing Campaign Award       

  • CSSC
  • Swim England
  • X-Force UK Ltd
  • Barnsley Premier Leisure 
  • Nuffield Health 
  • W10 Fitness


Diversity & Inclusion Award      

  • Para Dance UK
  • University of Nottingham
  • Fusion
  • Serco Leisure, Ladywood Leisure Centre
  • Active Tameside
  • Everyone Active, Westgate Leisure Centre


Digital Transformation Award    

  • Parkwood Leisure
  • Active Tameside
  • Serco Leisure Operating Limited
  • Future Fit Training
  • Fitness First


Business Continuity, Recovery & Success following on from COVID-19    

  • Anytime Fitness UK
  • Brio Leisure
  • Hotpod Yoga
  • Parkwood Leisure
  • Premier Education Group
  • 1Life Management Solutions
  • Everybody Sport and Recreation
  • Lampton Leisure


Developing and Supporting Communities following on from COVID-19     

  • Everyone Active
  • Featherstone High School
  • Places Leisure (CAWs and ReferAll)
  • Power Plate UK
  • Serco Leisure / Swale Community Leisure
  • Wellbeing Through Sport Limited
  • Lampton Leisure


Physical Activity Hero Award    

  • Julie Maver
  • Pam Radley
  • Fiona Roberts
  • Declan Duncan
  • Jaina Mistry
  • Magda Dawczak
  • Charmaine Daley
  • Paul Smith


Outstanding Leadership Award 

  • Mark Sesnan
  • Deena Gillan
  • Holly Ainger
  • Simon Lane
  • Sarah Watts
  • Jane Nickerson
  • June Peebles
  • Victoria Irving


The Jan Spaticchia Special Recognition Award         

  • Helen Bull, National Aquatics Commercial Manager, Serco Leisure
  • Peter Mills, Health and Safety Compliance Manager, Parkwood Leisure
  • Elaine Shallcross, North West Regional Director, Pickleball England
  • Andy Read, Head of Safety, Places Leisure
  • Sean Thornton, Managing Director and Health Club owner, X-Force UK Ltd - 3-1-5 Health Club
  • Anthony Bryan, Fitness Coach at Southbury Leisure Centre, Fusion


BUCS - Physical Activity Excellence Award    

  • Northumbria University
  • Kings College Sport
  • Manchester Met University
  • Loughborough University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • University of Nottingham Sport


Education Provider of the Year  

  • Premier Global
  • STA
  • Future Fit
  • Study Active
  • Central YMCA
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