Winners 2015

ukactive & Matrix Flame Awards 2015 

The winners of the coveted ukactive and Matrix Flame Awards 2015 were last night announced at the awards ceremony in front of over 850 attendees from across the physical activity sector. 

The winners of the most prestigious accolades in the health, fitness and physical activity sector were presented with their awards at the Telford International Centre following a packed programme of engaging speeches and networking at the ukactive Flame Conference, with highlights including AP McCoy, Debra Searle and new Chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

The full list of winners in each category is as follows:


Go Outdoors: 1 Life, St

  Albans Half Marathon

The St Albans Half marathon run five events attracting over 6,500 entrants, and raising over £150,000 to support 43 local organisations annually.

Go Green:

1 Life

1Life’s ongoing sustainability programme minimises their impact on the environment, ensuring they offer best value to their clients, partners, employees and customers.

Workplace Wellbeing:

Southampton Solent University, Solent Health Spark

Southampton Solent University’s Health Spark Programme is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of their 12,000 students and staff.

Shaping Young Lives:

Mytime Active


Mytime Active’s MyFutures Project provides free weekly activity programmes to empower young people in the heart of two of the most disadvantaged communities in Bromley.

Healthy Partnerships: Activity

Sheffield,  Miracle Cure Project

The Miracle Cure Project is a Sheffield wide approach to increasing activity levels, with a view to becoming the most physically active city in the UK by 2020.

Spark of Innovation:


GymCube uses streaming technology to deliver wellness programmes directly into people’s homes - a convenient solution for becoming more active.


Health Club of the Year
 (Streamline): Spirit Health Club Gloucester


The driven & loyal team at Spirit Health Club Gloucester are continually looking for ways to improve their member experience, boasting impressive retention and referral rates.
Health Club of the Year
(Multi-use):  Benton Hall Golf & Country Club


Benton Hall Golf & Country Club deliver an unrivalled member experience with a focus on motivating their members to achieve their goals.
Leisure Centre of the Year
 (Streamline): StradbrokeSwim & Fitness Centre


Stradbroke Swim & Fitness Centre overcome the challenges of their rural location by offering a first class swimming and fitness programme that their members travel from miles around.

Leisure Centre of the Year

(Multi-use): Maltby Leisure Centre, Places for People

Maltby Leisure Centre sits in the heart of its community, offering support and activity programmes with a focus on capturing activity data.

Spirit of Flame: Sarah

Denning, Les Mills UK

Sarah Denning has been a Les Mills UK instructor for 17 years, inspiring tens of thousands of people to reach their fitness goals, beyond the call of duty.

Supplier of the Year :

Promote PR

Promote PR have spent 21 years at the forefront of the active leisure sector, working with companies to raise the profile of physical activity and drive participation.

Outstanding Achievement -

PureGym, Operator of the Year

Finalists in the Operator of the Year category, PureGym gained an overwhelming response from their customers, clearly demonstrating their effective digital customer communications.

Outstanding Achievement - Sony

& Halo Leisure, Workplace Wellbeing

Finalists in the Workplace Wellbeing category, Sony & Halo Leisure, offer facilities and opportunities for their staff to get active, with significant demonstrable impact on workplace wellbeing and employee satisfaction.

Outstanding Achievement - 3-1-5

X-Force, Spark of Innovation

Finalists in the Spark of Innovation category, the passionate team behind 3-1-5 X-Force, blew the judges away with their unparalleled commitment to delivering life changing physical activity.

Health Club Operator of the

Year: The Club Company

The Club Company take a sector leading approach to tracking member activity, enabling their sites to offer tailored programmes.

Leisure Centre Operator of the

Year: Places for People Leisure

Places for People Leisure are taking a holistic approach to physical activity delivery - from technology and data storage to apprenticeships, GP referral, and strong activity programmes across the UK.


 "After months of detailed assessments of each entrant the winners have finally been rewarded with their Flame Awards. They are all extremely worthy winners." Steven Ward, Executive Director, ukactive commented. "I would like to congratulate everyone who entered this year and especially the finalists for reaching this stage. The assessment process has been established as exceptionally rigorous and this year it was even tougher so all the winners should be very proud of what they have achieved. Regardless of whether those attending won or not, the awards night was a fantastic event and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2016." 


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