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Job Opportunity: Head Of Commercial

Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust, Bolton, BL6 6LB

Circa £40K OTE + benefits

The USN Bolton Arena is a registered charity with a strong belief that sport and leisure activity contributes to personal happiness and wellbeing. It is our mission to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to follow a lifelong passion for sport and healthy lifestyles through the provision of excellent sport & exercise facilities and sports programmes which are accessible to all.

This is an exciting time for the Arena, and as part of the Strategic Leadership Team you will be a commercially minded individual who is results orientated, target driven and self-motivated. You will be accountable for a number of areas, including Health & Fitness Membership, Conference & Events, Sponsorship, B2B & Office Rentals you will be able to identify additional opportunities and work closely with other Senior colleagues on all commercially related activity across the business.

To be considered for this post you will be an excellent communicator and influencer with a strong background and knowledge of sales and marketing, ideally within the sports, leisure or similar sector. This is a strategic post requiring, creativity, insight into current leisure trends, product knowledge and excellent planning and organisation skills.

We’d love to hear from you if you are ready for a new challenge and would like to be instrumental in the future development of the USN Bolton Arena. Please send us your CV and tell us:

For further details and job description, please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Closing date: 31st October 2017, 12 noon

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Apprenticeships For A Great Future

ONE of the area’s best-known companies is looking for apprentices to embark on a brilliant career.

Stateside Foods, which is based in Westhoughton, already has an enviable reputation as an employer with a history of providing positive career paths for its staff.

It also has a well-established Apprentice Scheme which is designed to give individuals the opportunity to gain real experience in a vibrant and busy production environment.

Successful applicants will work in all key areas of the business while actively working towards a degree qualification and earning a competitive salary, all without student debt.

The company want their apprentices to gain knowledge and leadership skills that will allow them to deliver future business objectives and ensure excellent product standards.

The Apprenticeship Scheme is for four years and offers the chance to earn an Honours Degree in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and full CMI Chartered Manager status – all while undertaking various placements in the business.

Employment at Stateside Foods not only offers a highly competitive salary and comprehensive training but also many benefits which include free gym membership at the USN Bolton Arena. So you’re gaining a fit career for the future while getting fit at the same time!

To find out more about these first-class apprenticeships go to http://www.stateside-foods.co.uk/working-with-us/apprenticeships, or contact the company’s recruitment team on 01942 841200 or email apprenticeships@stateside-foods.co.uk

 

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Make Some Noise Event A Roaring Success

Thursday 9th February saw the Arena host our Make Some Noise business event. The event was put on to showcase how working with the Arena could benefit local businesses. USN Bolton Arena chairman Richard Hurst hosted the event.

Sponsors Stateside Foods, Emerson, Craftprint and Lostock Motor Works all gave fantastic speeches to over 60 businesses, talking of the positive impact that working with the Arena has had on their business. After the speeches guests were able to network at their own leisure.

Events and B2B Manager, Hannah Mooney said “The event was a huge success. It allowed local businesses the chance to find out more about the Arena and what goes on here.

“Not many people realise that we are in fact a charity with all our profits going back into the facility and the programmes which we run. So to be able to support the community whilst advertising to our many visitors is a win win for our sponsors.”

Thank you to all that attended. Our next networking event will take place on Thursday 11th May, 3-5pm. You can find out more information here.

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Make Some Noise Event 2017

If you are looking for ways to improve your business, your workforce and your presence in the community, then take a look at what the USN Bolton Arena can do for your business.

Apart from being a legacy facility of the Manchester Commonwealth Games offering world class sports facilities, we welcome 50,000 business delegates every year to meetings and events. We provide businesses with affordable office accommodation and advertising and sponsorship opportunities that help them to benefit from the Arena’s location, 1.1 million footfall and international profile. We also offer bespoke solutions to help businesses achieve a fitter and healthier workforce, ranging from discounted gym membership to bespoke wellbeing programmes.

At our Make Some Noise Event 2017 on Thursday 9th February from 3pm-5pm, you will find out more about the opportunities for your business. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of our sponsors and partners and hear from them how the Arena has benefitted their businesses. There will also be an opportunity to network with other local businesses and sample our new conference menu.

And, as a thank you for coming, you will receive a USN goody bag and an activity bundle worth £49.99. You will also be entered into a prize draw, where you could win a 3 month gym membership or a £100 conference room voucher.

In the meantime, have some fun with our megaphone and make some noise about your business! Take a photo, tag us @BoltonArena and the best selfie will win a year’s free gym membership. The winner will be announced at the event.

For more details or to confirm your place at the event, call 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com

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Networking Arena – 15th December 2016

Are you a new or established business in Bolton? We have the perfect event for you!

We are hosting our fourth and final networking event of 2016 on Thursday 15th December, between 3-5pm.

The event is FREE to attend and is a great way to build lasting relationships within the community.

For more information on the event or to register please email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488112.

 

 

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Sponsors Re-Sign With Arena

We are pleased to announce that two of the USN Bolton Arena’s long-standing sponsors have recently extended their sponsorship.

Bolton School – one of the oldest in Lancashire dating back to at least 1516 – are extending their sponsorship into a fourth year.

The prestigious independent school has 2,500 pupils, ranging from its nursery to a sixth form college, and with a reputation that extends nationally.

Marketing Manager John Newbould explained that the Arena’s ability to reach the school’s target audience was behind their decision to sponsor the Arena: “When we monitored parents, a lot of them said they went to the gym or sports centre so we decided to sponsor the Arena.”

Another organisation extending its sponsorship is Fastsigns.

Based on Bury New Road, Bolton, the well-known local franchise is now owned by David Hiney, who has recently had a career change after more than 20 years in IT.

As well as offering traditional signage, Fastsigns also specialises in digital signage and other services such as vehicle wrapping. Its clients range from large companies to local schools and small businesses.

Fastsigns has been a sponsor and preferred signage supplier of the USN Bolton Arena since 2010 and Mr Hiney was particularly keen to retain the sponsorship.

“It has certainly been successful for Fastsigns because of our visibility there,” he stated, “and I particularly like being a part of the local community which I think is really important.

“I want Fastsigns to be seen as a business service for local businesses as well as our clients in a wider area and feel this sponsorship works for us.”

For more information about sponsorship opportunities at USN Bolton Arena, go to www.boltonarena.com/business-village/sponsorship.

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