HUNDREDS of people embraced the sunshine at the first ever Made in Manchester festival at Bolton Arena.
The event celebrated the 90s Manchester music scene with Stone Roses, Oasis, the Smiths, and Happy Mondays tribute acts, as well as up-and-coming talent.
People of all ages packed the grassed area to the back of Bolton Arena, with some VIPs also watching from the arena balcony. A number of festivalgoers set up camping chairs to watch the acts while others stood, enjoying a drink or food from one of the vendors on site.
Wigan rockers Stanleys opened the show before making way for the first tribute act of the night Happy Mondaze.
The band featured their very own Bez, who continued to make appearances on stage during other band’s sets.
Next up was one of two Bolton bands on the line-up – Our Fold. Local favourites The Jade Assembly were also performing later in the evening.
Host Dave Sweetmore, from radio station XS Manchester, described Our Fold and The Jade Assembly as “two of the best bands to ever come out of Bolton” and they certainly did not disappoint.
These Smiths took to the stage just as former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr took to the stage at Glastonbury and a fan in a Noel Gallagher mask (above) watched on as The Oasis Experience blasted through a crowd-pleasing set.
Resurrection Stone Roses then rounded off a great day with a euphoric set.
Bolton Arena are delighted to announce that Stateside Foods will become their naming rights partner for the next three years commencing on 1st July 2019.
Bolton Arena and Stateside Foods have enjoyed a very successful partnership since 2013. Bolton Arena has been the venue for Stateside’s family fun day, festive events as well Stateside Foods employees and their families being entitled to a fully funded gym membership at Bolton Arena as part of their staff benefits scheme. The Arena will feature Stateside Foods branding across internal and external locations throughout the venue from mid-July. The partnership will also be showcased throughout a number of digital platforms.
John Ashley Head of Commercial at Bolton Arena said: “The partnership with Stateside Foods has developed over the past six years, by increasing their sponsorship to become the new naming rights partner, this demonstrates the benefits of our working relationship. Stateside Foods are one of the largest employers in the local area, we aim to assist them to enhance their brand awareness. With over one million visitors every year, the arena is the ideal platform for Stateside Foods to reach the local community”.
In a statement about their new role as naming rights partners, Stateside Foods have said: “We are delighted to be announced as the new naming rights partner of Bolton Arena.
Stateside Foods are one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of private label chilled pizza and are part of the Freiberger Group, the largest own label pizza manufacturers in the world.
Both Stateside and Bolton Arena have worked very closely for a number of years, with key Stateside events being held at the Arena. As one of the area’s largest employers, Stateside believes this is a great platform for attracting new local talent to our ever-growing business whilst supporting a great local partner.
The facilities at the Arena are second to none and are available for people of all ages and abilities. It is something we are proud to put our name to, and why we already offer all our employees a fully funded membership. As a business, Stateside shares a very similar philosophy to that of Bolton Arena “Building an active healthy community”. Stateside believes that sport and leisure activities can have a very positive impact on a person’s wellbeing both physically and mentally.”
For more information, please contact John Ashley on 01204 488116 or Jack Haydock-Sale on 01204 488111.
We’re excited to announce that the Great Northern Wedding Show have confirmed their venue dates with Bolton Arena until 2020.
The next Great Northern Wedding Show will take place at Bolton Arena on Sunday 15th September 2019. The event is organised by Little White Books and have been coming to the Bolton Arena for the past 6 years. The Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena is the North West’s BIGGEST one day wedding exhibition with over 120 wedding suppliers waiting to inspire you on the day.
The event has an extensive range of exhibitors, including venues, catering, entertainment, bridal wear, wedding cars and much much more. We’re just overflowing with wedding ideas that you can’t but help book and buy everything you need for your wedding at this show! Two professionally choreographed catwalk shows featuring bridal, formal, and occasion wear. Not only this but live entertainment is provided throughout the day.
Interested in exhibiting at the next Great Northern Wedding Show? Request your media pack here
Is your big day on the horizon? Visit Little White Books to make your dream wedding become a reality https://www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/
Can’t make September? Keep a look out for the 2020 dates to be announced.
Earlier this year we launched our new Tennis Coaching Programme in local schools across Bolton. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll now be expanding our programme to deliver Tennis, Football and Gymnastics.
The aim of our coaching programme is to inspire children to live a healthy & active lifestyle through playing sport. In addition, our coaches have been trained up to be able to deliver our FREE CPD Programme to each class teacher that they work with. This programme will help support primary school teachers with their knowledge and understand of how to deliver a high quality PE lesson, as well as looking into specific aspects such as: Learning environments, Fundamental Movements & dealing with differentiation.
The specific programme will be booked and planned accordingly over a minimum 6-week schedule. Sessions will aim to provide each child with ourwith the aim for each session to include:
All our coaches are Level 2 or 3 in the specific sports, as well as being fully DBS checked and first aid trained. All sessions can be delivered at school or here at Bolton Arena.
To ensure the quality of our delivery, we have also recently been awarded the Bolton Mark by Bolton Council.
If your school are interested in discussing our Primary School Coaching Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01204 488131.
Building an active healthy community.
We’re excited to announce a new commercial partnership with Cornerstone Design & Marketing.
CORNERSTONE Design & Marketing is a full-service marketing agency working with a wide range of companies and organisations to develop robust marketing strategies to help advance and grow their businesses and customer-base.
The agency, which is experiencing growth of over 30 per cent year-on-year and building a larger multi-disciplinary team of graphic design, marketing, digital, and PR professionals, has recently won joint awards with long-standing client North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) north-west awards in late 2018.
The awards recognised two highly-successful marketing campaigns across a range of media platforms designed to spread key messages to the public. One aimed to reduce the number of unnecessary 999 calls. The other was to recruit more volunteers.
The campaign results far-exceeded the ambulance trust’s expectations. It saw large rises in social media engagement and website views. Within the first week alone of the volunteer campaign, 500 requests were received. This was ten times that of the entire campaign target.
Bespoke website development is one of the services that makes Cornerstone distinctive to many other agencies. One recent example was the development of a major e-commerce website for a leading sat-nav brand.
The business develops and sells sat-nav devices tailored for car, truck, motorhome and caravan markets. It has seen a massive 200 per cent year-on-year rise in website users since the new, bespoke site was launched, supported by Cornerstone’s other digital and marketing activity.
Cornerstone works equally successfully with clients in other sectors too. These sectors include gyms and leisure centres, healthcare, building societies, manufacturing, precision engineering, civil and structural design, pharmaceuticals, property, arts and tourism. In addition, Cornerstone works with charity and research organisations including Cancer Research UK.
Cornerstone’s services include journalism and copywriting services for clients’ websites, PR and news requirements. This written content further enhances their website SEO ranking and also achieves valuable publicity in the local, regional and national print and digital media, such as the Manchester Evening News, The Business Desk and the Financial Times.
The agency was founded in 2007 by David Wadsworth, initially on his own. The company gradually caught the attention of businesses across Greater Manchester, as its services produced excellent returns on-investment for clients.
That sustained success for clients has enabled Cornerstone to grow and develop into a full-service agency with a rising profile. Looking ahead, the agency has further growth plans including a move to bigger premises and further recruitment.
See how Cornerstone can develop your business and customer-base.
Job title: Health & Fitness Instructor
Contract: Permanent, part time.
Hours: 24 hours per week. 5-week shift pattern, applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends and have a flexible approach to working hours. Over time will be available on a regular basis.
Salary: £8.29 per hour
Bolton Arena are recruiting a fitness instructor to join our well-established reputable gym in Horwich, Bolton.
The successful applicant will become part of a hardworking, sociable gym team. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who will go above and beyond to deliver an excellent level of service to our members. As a fitness instructor you will:
– Assist the Gym Team in delivering the highest possible standards to members.
– Carry out new member inductions, programme reviews and one to one training sessions.
– Focus on assisting our members in achieving their goals and getting the most out of their membership.
– Work as part of a team to ensure the gym floor and studio cleanliness standards remain impeccable.
– Complete H&S checks and report any defects in equipment, damage or general wear and tear.
– Love sports, fitness and the leisure industry, and be able to build relationships with members quickly.
Applicants must hold a minimum Level 2 qualification in Health & Fitness Instructing and ideally have recent demonstrable experience of working in a Health & Fitness Suite. Desirable applicants will also have/be working towards a Level 3 Health & Fitness qualification. Other course requirements will be looked into on an individual basis and training provided to complete the job role.
Free gym membership, discounts on Arena facilities and courses, pension scheme, uniform provided, free parking.
For an application pack please email:
Cath Laing, PA to Managing Director
Closing date: 28th June 2019, 12 noon
Bolton Arena are extremely pleased to announce that Extreme Robots Live tour is coming to the arena this July.
From the team that brought you the 2013-2016 smash hit sell out Robot wars live tour, comes the next step in robot fighting entertainment. Its time to take it to the EXTREME. Come and see the stars from the hit TV show Robot Warts fighting LIVE in the EXTREME Arena 2019 tour.
Featuring a selection of your favourite Robot Wars stars new and old such as the likes of Behemoth, Stinger, S.M.I.D.S.Y, steel Avenger and Bulldog Breed who all took part in the main and Robot Wars Extreme Series just to name a few. There’s also a whole new generation of robots and teams, but can they take on the masters?
There will be lots of amazing new features exclusive to Extreme Robots and we don’t just mean the battle robots. The fighting robots for the 2017 tour promise to me more powerful, faster, giving us more destruction and a lot more entertaining shows. The robots will battle it out in front of sell-out crowds yet again, so make sure you book your tickets quickly.
You can also purchase platinum VIP ticket and you can battle with some of the robots for real, a real money can’t normally buy experience.
This will be the biggest interactive robot live show in the UK!
Purchase your tickets today by clicking the Link http://www.extremerobots.co.uk/live
We look forward to seeing you all here in July.
Our summer fitness timetable will be starting from Monday 3rd June.
We’ve re-introduced the very popular Bootcamp for the summer months. Bootcamp, will be taken by one of our gym instructors and will run on Monday evening from 19:00 – 19:45. We have also made several amendments with regards to class timings, which should benefit all our members and customers.
With regards to Virtual we have some very exciting news. After a very successful trial session, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be introducing Virtual Sprint into the timetable. Sprint is a 30 minute workout of high intensity designed using an indoor bike to achieve fast results. Les Mills sprint is built on the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT).
Sprint will be replacing the previously timetabled Sh’bam.
For more information or to take a look at videos of our virtual and instructor led classes click here.
New timetables are now available to pick up from Reception. To book head over to our website or call reception on 01204 488100.
USN Bolton Arena are delighted to have extended our partnership with The Energy Check for a further 3 years.
The Energy Check will continue to provide expert analysis and advice on utility service and supply, and will help the Arena in becoming more energy efficient, and will serve as an effective way of saving money by lowering energy costs, a benefit which will again be offered to our gym members.
John Ashley Head of Commercial, USN Bolton Arena commented, ”We have enjoyed a very productive first year with The Energy Check, their knowledge and advice has been invaluable over the last 12-months. We’re looking forward to developing our partnership over the next 3 years”.
Andrew Brewer, The Energy Check, North West Corporate Partnership Manager, remarked, “On behalf of all the team at The Energy Check, I am delighted to announce that after our first year partnership ended, it was an easy decision to extend our relationship with USN Bolton Arena for a further three years.
Throughout the first year, my marketing team have worked closely with John, to ensure The Energy Check brand has been strengthened within Bolton and the surrounding areas, as well as developing the brand into a household name in conjunction with our online domestic energy comparison and switching platform.
Over the next three years, The Energy Check will be working alongside Simon Sharrock, operations manager at USN Bolton Arena, to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting renewable energy sources and driving energy efficiency within the facility, something we have already begun in recent months.
We will also be sponsoring the Arena’s next three annual golf days, something I’m extremely excited about as it will not only be a great way to showcase our brand but will also provide a fantastic opportunity to get out there and build new relationships with businesses in the area.”
For more information on The Energy Check click here.
The second Networking Arena event of 2019 took place on Thursday 9th May in the Conference Suite at USN Bolton Arena.
Networking Arena is now in its fifth year and continues to be as popular as ever. The event brought 50 local businessmen and women together, for an afternoon of informal networking
This event was sponsored by one of our commercial partners and a regular Networking Arena attendee, Costco Haydock, a company that presents one of the largest and most exclusive product category selections throughout the UK.
Not sure what the event can do for you? Here are just a few benefits of our Networking Arena Events –
The next event takes place on Thursday 19th September from 3pm -5pm, following our Big Networking Expo on Friday 6th September. To register your FREE space at the Networking Arena, or for further information, email email@example.com or call 01204 488132.
To find out more about our events click here.