ukactive request applications for new Membership Council

05 May 2015

ukactive today opened the process for existing members to apply for its newly-formed Membership Council.

The Membership Council, to be chaired by outgoing CEO David Stalker, will be the formal voice of the membership base in ukactive governance and provide the direct and undiluted voice of employers on challenging topics of substance for the sector, such as issues relating to skills and workforce development. The decisions taken by the Membership Council will represent the elected representative voice of employers across the sector.

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ukactive unveil candidates for election to new Board

29 April 2015

ukactive today announced the shortlist of candidates who members will be able to vote for in the elections for the new ukactive Board of Directors, which was launched today. 

The new Board, which will be chaired by crossbench Peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has been built following a 12 month consultation with ukactive members and partners designed to ensure a governance structure that is fit for purpose and in line with best practice recommended by key agencies such as Sport England.

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson confirmed as ukactive Chair as she sets vision for an active Britain for all

28 April 2015

Crossbench Peer Tanni Grey-Thompson was today announced as the new independent Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive.

Baroness Grey-Thompson will turn her seasoned campaigning voice to the crucial issue of turning the tide of physical inactivity over the coming years and ensure that the next government turns rhetoric into action on the inactivity crisis.

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Former Managing Director of low cost airline bmibaby David Bryon and motivational speaker Debra Searle, MBE, join speaker line-up for ukactive Flame Conference 2015

24 March 2015

ukactive today announced that business leader David Bryon, former Managing Director low cost airline bmibaby, will address this summer's Flame 2015 conference of more than 900 delegates from across the physical activity sector. He will be joined by adventurer, author and leading motivational speaker, Debra Searle, MBE.


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World’s most accomplished jockey AP McCoy to deliver headline speech at ukactive Flame Conference 2015

World’s most accomplished jockey AP McCoy to deliver headline speech at ukactive Flame Conference 2015

13 March 2015

The most successful jockey in the history of horse-racing, AP McCoy, has just been confirmed as headline speaker at the ukactive Flame Conference on 24th June 2015. AP McCoy has remained unbeaten in his field for two decades and is currently set to become Champion Jockey for a record breaking 20th consecutive year.

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ukactive invites applications for its Board, following independent governance review

04 March 2015

ukactive has completed a full independent governance review and is inviting applications for its new Board from today.

The formation of a new board comes on the heels of a nine-month independent consultation process to refine the organisation's governance structure and optimise ukactive's ability to deliver on its mission of getting more people more active, more often.


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New research challenges current evidence base of exercise as medicine and calls for ‘real world’ practices to underpin clinical practice

13 February 2015

A new academic paper by leading minds in exercise science, "Death by Effectiveness:  Exercise as Medicine Caught in the Efficacy Trap!", published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, calls into question the methods we currently use to judge whether exercise is an effective prescription for clinical medicine and public health. 


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