Mark Braithwaite is to be part of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council / Mark Braithwaite
Mark Braithwaite is to sign up for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as chief working officer. Braithwaite, previously CEO of leisure administration contracting agency 1Life, will commence with Sandwell on 11 January.
Ian Hendrie will think the job of MD at 1Everyday living, with Steve Bambury stepping into the position of COO.
In his new role, Braithwaite will be creating a Community Authority Trading Corporation (LATC) for Sandwell leisure solutions, indicating that the council is intending to insource its leisure companies pursuing a choice previously this yr to sever its deal with Sandwell Leisure Rely on – the incumbent operator.
Councillor Laura Rollins, Sandwell’s cupboard member for leisure and tourism mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark to Sandwell as the first main running officer of our new leisure companies administration enterprise.
“Mark’s invaluable knowledge and practical experience in controlling modify and transformation in the leisure sector will be very important in driving the changeover of our leisure centres to the new corporation and positioning it to produce even better leisure companies to the persons of Sandwell.”
Rollins compensated tribute to the outgoing management company’s contribution, stating “We recognise Sandwell Leisure Trust’s management and staff’s hard get the job done and dedication over the last 18 yrs of operation and we are enthusiastic to develop on this thriving legacy for the potential, especially with the opening of the wonderful Sandwell Aquatics Centre upcoming summer months.”
Other facilities which will be going into the LATC contain:
Haden Hill Leisure Centre
Barrs Road, Cradley HeathHadley Stadium
Wilson Street, SmethwickHarry Mitchell Leisure Centre
Broomfield, SmethwickLangley Swimming Centre
Vicarage Street, LangleyPortway Life-style Centre
Newbury Lane, OldburySmethwick Swimming Centre
Thimblemill Highway, SmethwickTipton Leisure Centre
Alexandra Street, TiptonTipton Sporting activities Academy
Wednesbury Oak Road, TiptonWednesbury Leisure Centre
Large Bullen, Wednesbury
West Bromwich Leisure Centre will proceed to be operated by Locations Leisure.