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First Networking Event of 2019 Takes Place

The first Networking Arena event of 2019 took place last Thursday in the conference suite at USN Bolton Arena.

Networking Arena is now in it’s fifth year and continues to be as popular as ever. The event brought 80 local businessmen and women together, for the informal networking event.

For the first time we offered a local business the chance to sponsor Networking Arena and we were delighted to welcome RZ Group to the February event. RZ are a Horwich based recruitment consultancy operating throughout the UK.

Benefits of our Networking Arena Event –

The next event takes place on 9th May from 3pm -5pm,  to book or for further information email business@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488132.

Alternatively, head over to our website by clicking here.

Sponsorship Packages Announced For Made In Manchester

Pitch Productions have announced the sponsorship packages available for the eagerly anticipated Made In Manchester music festival held at Bolton Arena on Saturday 29th June.

Headline Sponsor – £1,000.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 10ft banner/ 2 x 5ft banners in close proximity to the stage
– Digital artwork throughout Bolton Arenas TV’s during the month of June
– Digital artwork on Bolton Arena’s Welcome Screen during the month of June
– Company logo on outdoor banner advertising the event located on the main road from The arena
– Weekly social media posts to Bolton Audience through Pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
– Twitter and Instagram
– Link on Pitch Productions website
– Competition of giveaway tickets
– Photo opportunity with the bands
– Regular announcements on the stage by event host promoting company
– 10 VIP complimentary tickets
– Use of VIP Area

GOLD Sponsor – £500.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– Digital artwork throughout Bolton Arenas TV’s for 2 weeks of June
– 8 social media posts to Bolton Audience through Pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– Link on Pitch Productions website
– 4 announcements on the stage by event host promoting company
– 6 VIP complimentary tickets

SILVER Sponsor – £250.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– 4 social media posts to Bolton Audience through pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– 4 VIP complimentary tickets

BRONZE Sponsor – £100.00

– Company Logo on all pre-event advertising
– 1 x 5ft banner in close proximity to the stage
– 4 social media posts to Bolton Audience through pitch Productions and Bolton Arena Facebook,
–Twitter and Instagram
– 4 VIP complimentary tickets

For further information on any of the above sponsorship packages, please email robert@pitchproductions.co.uk or head over to https://www.pitchproductions.co.uk/

Urban Revolution Provides New Challenges

GM Active and Obstacle Course Racing specialists Urban Attack have come together to create something special – Greater Manchester’s very own fully inclusive obstacle races.

Urban Revolution OCR Series – exciting venues, mega obstacles and fun packed events in the very heart of Greater Manchester.

5 km is perfect for the novice / first timer and 10 km for those that want to challenge themselves more.

Whatever route you take you’ll have a fantastic day out tackling amazing obstacles, fighting through our Mud Zones and wading through water to the finish line and a well deserved drink in our fun packed event villages.

First timers to competitive runners, no matter – there is something for all, including Kid’s and Teen Races, Family Entertainment and in case you missed it – big obstacles!

Who’s behind it all?

GM Active is a collaboration between the 13 Greater Manchester leisure and cultural community organisations.  GM Active is dedicated to transforming communities in the region, collectively managing 87 leisure and sports facilities, including one in your neighbourhood! To find out more about your local facilities, activities and events click here.

Urban Revolution corporate event Friday 11th October

Outstanding opportunity for having fun with colleagues and team building.

All abilities course choose 5km or 10km (just decide what you feel like on the day)

We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…

Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…

Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:

– 30 + Obstacles   – A Free Beer Each  – New for 2019 Action Packed Course Route

– Special Finisher Medal  – Hot Showers  – Free Race Photos

– Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar – Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities

Limited spaces available. Launch offer first 200 places £39 per person.

What do you need to do?

1. Just create team name and pre-book how many places you want (can add extras later).

2. We only ask you for your final team member details in September.

3. Flexible start time – start anytime between 12:00 – 14:30 on the day.

To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/

Urban Revolution public event Saturday 12th October

Adult 5km or 10km all abilities course (same price you decide how you feel on the day)

We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…

Fun challenge for all the family taking on our obstacles.  Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…

Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:

– Adults (12 yrs +) 5 km or 10 km course

– Kid’s (4-11 yrs ) 1 km course.

– 30 + Obstacles   – Action Packed Course Route

– Special Finisher Medal (For All)

– Hot Showers

– Free Race Photos

– Family Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar

– Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities

Special launch offer prices:

Adults (16 yrs +) £25

Teens (12-15 yrs) £15

Child (4- 11 yrs) £7

To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/

 

Become A Tenant At USN Bolton Arena

Did you know that the USN Bolton Arena, already boasts a high number of tenants covering an array of businesses? From a physio to an accountants, our venue can cater for almost any business.

Description

Built for the 2001 Commonwealth Games, USN Bolton Arena has transformed itself into a world-class multi-purpose venue. We offer a wide range of business opportunities, high-profile events, daily conferences, gym facilities, football leagues and performance tennis programmes. Businesses can benefit from over 1.2 million visits every year.

USN Bolton Arena presents affordable and desirable private office space in a fantastic location. This office has 2 separate rooms, private washroom facilities, private meeting rooms and a storage facility with fitted sink. This spacious office is ideal for small to medium businesses looking to create their own hub. For full details, click here.

Location

Located adjacent to the Middlebrook Retail & Leisure park, Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Parklands Business Park, with superb motorway and rail links.

Nearest rail links:

Horwich Parkway – (0.1 mil)

Lostock – (3.1 mil)

Blackrod – (3.2 mil)

Key features

For further information call 01204 488111 or email business@boltonarena.com

Alternatively, head over to our website to find out more https://www.boltonarena.com/business-village/offices-to-let/

 

Job Opportunity: Receptionist

We are seeking a motivated, reliable and hardworking individual to join our Reception team. Responsible for delivering excellent customer service both face to face and on the telephone, you will play a vital role in the operation and promotion of the arena’s facilities and products providing an efficient reception and information service to all visitors.

You will be friendly, work well as part of a team, be an effective communicator with colleagues and customers alike, have a flexible approach to your work and possess a ‘can do’ attitude.

In return we offer enhanced holidays, pension scheme, free gym membership, uniform, free parking and a great place to work.

Salary: Meets national living/minimum wage, rising to £8.21 per hour on completion of training

Hours: 22 hours per week (average). Permanent contract.

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
Monday 1530-2000 1230-2000   1300-2000
Tuesday   1545-2245 1545-2245 1545-2245
Wednesday 0645-1245      
Thursday 1530-2000   1530-2000 1545-2245
Friday 1545-2215 0645-1245 1545-2215  
Saturday 0900-1230 0900-1230    
Sunday        

In addition to the above shifts overtime may also be available and you will need to be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends.

Previous reception experience would be advantageous, however full training will be given.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential   

  •  Diplomacy and interpersonal skill
  •  Excellent verbal communication skills
  •  Good telephone technique
  •  Customer care and customer focused   operations experience
  •  Flexible approach to working hours
  •  Smart appearance

Desirable 

  • Receptionist experience
  • Computer operations
  • Till system and cash handling
  • Experience of leisure facilities operation

 

To request an application pack, please email Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com, or telephone 01204 488115.

CV’s are accepted in support of applications, accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 15 February 2019, 12 noon.

Job Opportunity: Health & Fitness Instructor

Job title: Health & Fitness Instructor

Contract: Permanent, part time.

Working Pattern: Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends and have a flexible approach to working hours. 24.5 hours per week. 5-week shift pattern as detailed below.

 

WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5
MONDAY 05:45 – 13:30 10:30 – 19:00 10:30 – 19:00 10:30 – 19:00
TUESDAY 10:30 – 19:00 10:30 – 19:00
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY 05:45 – 13:30 10:30 – 19:00
FRIDAY 05:45 – 13:45 10:30 – 18:30 10:30 – 18:30
SATURDAY 12:00 – 20:00 12:00 – 20:00
SUNDAY 07:30 – 15:30 12:00 – 20:00

 

 Salary:  £8.29 per hour

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 and hold other relevant qualifications in areas such as studio cycling, boxing and kettle bells, etc.

Benefits: 

Free gym membership, discounts on Arena facilities and courses, pension scheme, uniform provided, free parking, staff discounts with local retailers.

For an application pack please email:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager

Email: kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Closing date: 4th February 2019, 12 noon

Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th February 2019

Bolton Arena & Horwich Harriers Become Partners

Bolton Arena Gym|& Horwich Harriers – New Runners Group 

 USN Bolton Arena in partnership with Horwich Harriers are delighted to introduce a new runners group every Monday, sessions are perfect for adults either just starting out or getting back into running.

The FREE 12 week programme begins on Mon 28th January, 6pm at Bolton Arena. Running sessions will be delivered by fully qualified coaches.

 Setting off from the Arena main reception you will head out in to the local area as a group building your fitness and confidence each week. Group runners will work towards achieving the 5KM distance.

For further information please call 01204 488100 or email memberships@boltonarena.com

 Arena Run Together – Begins on 5th February

Tuesdays

12pm – 1pm

Suitable For All Abilities

Sessions to take place on the running track

Speak to a member of the gym team for more information

Bolton Arena – Sign Armed Forces Covenant

USN Bolton Arena have joined 3,000 other organisations, including businesses and charities by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

The Covenant is not simply a package of benefits: rather, it is the government’s aspiration of the Armed Forces Community. Its key principles are that they should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services; and that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured and the bereaved.

The Covenant belongs to the whole Nation, and it is not just for the government to deliver. Local authorities, local communities, public services, businesses, charities, individuals and the Armed Forces themselves have a role to play.

We are delighted as an organisation to have signed the Covenant and look forward to a productive and fulfilling partnership with the Armed Forces.

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant, head over to https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/

 

 

Job Opportunity: Casual Arena Attendant

JOB VACANCY: Casual Arena Attendant  

Working in the Operations Department, the successful applicant will be required to assist with cleaning, facility checks, setting up of equipment and other general duties on an
‘ad-hoc’ basis, as and when required.  

A wide variety of shift patterns exist and will involve weekend, evening and early morning working, however, there is no guarantee that work will be offered regularly. 

Shift examples: 

Weekdays

6.30am – various finish times
2.30pm / 5.30pm – latest finish time 10.45pm 

Weekends

7.30am / 9.00am – various finish times
1.30pm / 2.00pm – latest finish time 8.15pm 

Weekend working is an essential part of the role. 

Staff benefits include; uniform, discounts at Refresh café, free gym membership, discounts at Middlebrook restaurants/retailers 

For further information or to request an application form please contact: 

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Officer kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com 

Application forms are also available from Reception. 

Please note that although CV’s will be accepted as support of an application, the company’s application must be completed in full. 

Applicants will also be required to provide documentation to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK. 

Closing date: 31st January 2019 

‘Made in Manchester’… is coming to Bolton Arena!

USN Bolton Arena are delighted to announce that the ‘Made in Manchester’ Festival is coming to town this summer in partnership with pitch productions.

The music festival will take place on Saturday 29th June from 2pm until 11pm.

The stage will be set on the large grassed outdoor area at Bolton Arena and will feature some of the best 80’s and 90’s Manchester cover bands including:

These Smiths

These Smiths are the UK’s best tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey. The band are from The Smith’s home city of Manchester. Formed shortly after their lead singer appeared on the UK television show Stars In Their Eyes, they are renowned as the closest sounding tribute to the real thing. A must see for fans of The Smiths and Morrissey.

Happy Mondaze

The No.1 Happy Mondays tribute band, come and see for yourself.

Reliving the heady Madchester vibes of the infamous Hacienda, Happy Mondaze bring you the cult classics and best-selling hits of Manchester’s number one baggy band the Happy Mondays.

Never before has a tribute band captured the true essence of the originals with such dedication to re-creating these revolutionary tracks. Guaranteeing a party like no other, the Mondaze promise to transport you back to Manchester’s musical heyday and the birth of rave culture. Sing along with Shaun (Marc), Bez (Peter) and the band to smash hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Wrote For Luck and many many more as the Mondaze vow to amaze, entertain and leave you crying out for an encore!

Resurrection Stone Roses tribute

Resurrection were formed in 1998 & are based in Glasgow, Scotland. The most successful & first tribute to The Stone Roses north of the border & the closest band to create the recorded sound of the Roses 88-90 period when the band were at their peak. Their success made them not only the best Stone Roses tribute around, but one of Scotland’s most seen bands in their first 3yrs under another title. Their success was so huge, that a Stone Roses best of album which Silvertone released (years before) charted in the top 20 album sales during Resurrection’s peak.

The Oasis Experience

The Oasis Experience bring you exactly that, the experience of actually being at an Oasis gig, a superb layer of soundscape recreation by incredibly talented musicians with breathtaking vocal similarity which will have you wondering if its live or a recording.

The day wouldn’t be complete without showcasing local bands and musicians, lookout for announcements in the coming months.

In between the acts there will be a DJ playing even more classics from the 1990’s. The bars will be open throughout the duration of the event with a variety of good food outlets to suit all tastes.

Ticket Information

Tickets are now available at Pitch Productions Box Office https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pitch-productions

Early bird tickets are now on sale, prices below:

Adult ticket – £20

Under 16’s – £12.50

Under 5’s – £2.50

Booking fees apply. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

VIP Tickets are available for £30 which includes – Exclusive Bar, seating area and private toilets. To book VIP tickets contact 01204 488112.

References –

The Manchester (Madchester) music scene, famous for 90’s bands is a music and cultural scene that developed in the Manchester area of the United Kingdom in the late 1980s, in which artists merged alternative rock with acid house culture and other sources, including psychedelia and 1960s pop. The label was popularised by the British music press in the early 1990s, and included groups such as Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Northside, 808 State, James and The Charlatans, amongst others. Nearly thirty years on, their music is still as popular.

Pitch Productions are a North West based music festival production company. They organise professional music festivals at local sports grounds to engage the local community and help raise funds for clubs and grassroots sport.

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