Mark Braithwaite moves from 1Life to launch LATC for Sandwell BC

Mark Braithwaite moves from 1Life to launch LATC for Sandwell BC

By Liz Terry    24 Nov 2022

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.