The Junior International Bolton, held here at USN Bolton Arena will take place from Friday 11th – Friday 18th January, the tournament will see junior’s aged 14 & under converging on the north-west from all over the world.
The event, which is steeped in history, regularly attracts stars of the future. 2017 saw tennis legend Bjorn Borg in Bolton, overseeing his son Leo progress to the consolation singles finals. 2017 also saw a 12 year old Cori Gauff, capture the title, before remarkably going on to reach the final of the US Open Junior event 8 months later. Whilst Whitney Osuigwe, who played Bolton in 2015 became world junior number 1, 2 years later.
On the boy’s side the 13 year old 2012 finalists, Francis Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh, are now ranked 44 and 102 in the ATP men’s pro ranking’s, whilst top seed in 2015 was Britain’s Jack Draper, who reached the Junior Wimbledon Boy’s Singles final this year, and is already inside the world’s top 500 at pro level aged only 16
Since the inaugural event as Teen Tennis in 1995, it has attracted a very strong field of rising stars from across the globe. A number of previous players having gone on to reach the world’s top 10 including Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Sir Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis, and Tomas Berdych. In addition, Bolton runner up in 2011 Jelena Ostapenko, sensationally won the French Open in 2017, to become the world number 7.
Richard Joyner, Tournament Director, commented ‘This event really is where history and the future meet. The number of players who have gone on to reach the higher echelons of the pro game is seriously impressive. As well as the wealth of players from across the globe, it’s a great opportunity for player’s from the north-west, including some who train at the USN Bolton Arena, to compete against some of the world’s best 14&under players’.
Qualifying is Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January, with main draw Sunday 13th to Friday 18th January.
Entry for spectators is free of charge throughout the week.
As well as coming along to watch, the scores can be followed through:
After the success of the networking arena event. Bolton Arena are excited to announce the date for their first Big Networking Expo on Friday 6th September 2019.
The Big Networking Expo will offer exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet a diverse gathering of business owners, networking specialists, decision makers and entrepreneurs.
Our Big Networking Expo will be open to all businesses, and will give you chance to showcase your brand to potential customers and clients, whilst creating everlasting business relationship.
Joining us on the journey is our headline sponsor is The ExcluSec group, group business development manager Billy Quarmby commented “We are looking forward to being the headline sponsor for Bolton Arena’s first Big Networking Expo next September, we have been attending their successful networking events over the past couple of years and think the Expo will be just as successful”
If you would like to receive even more brand awareness for your company we have a range of exciting sponsorship packages available for the event.
For more information on our Business Expo please call 01204 488 112 or email email@example.com
Events & Sales Executive – full time, permanent
Salary – £25,000 OTE
Are you seeking a new challenge? Do you have the drive and determination to succeed? Then we may have the job for you!
A purpose-built arena with extensive leisure, sporting and event facilities, USN Bolton Arena also boasts a top performing Performance Tennis Academy, prominent gymnastics club and successful Football programme.
We are seeking a motivated, highly organised and professional individual to join our Conference and Events team. Responsible for promoting and selling event spaces, advertising and sponsorship packages through a programme of wide-ranging activity including, email, telesales, networking, etc, maintaining our existing client base and building relationships with new and potential clients, you will need to be able to co-ordinate event space to maximise income and maintain a full events calendar.
To be considered for this role, you will be an excellent communicator and influencer, have a strong background and knowledge within conference & events and ideally have experience of selling advertising and sponsorship packages. This post requires an individual who is creative, has excellent planning and organisation skills and is competent in Microsoft and related packages.
In return we offer a rewarding and satisfying job role working with a friendly team and enhanced holidays and benefits.
For further information and to apply for this post, please request an application pack from:
Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that CV’s are accepted in support of applications, but the company’s application form must be completed in full and returned by the closing date.
Closing date for applications: 31st May 2018, 12 noon
We are super excited to announce that our Conference & Events Executive, Jenny Green has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Inspire Women Awards.
The awards ceremony is to be held on Saturday May 5th 2018. The event will celebrate the huge wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to the wider Bolton area. It will shine a light on the achievements of women from all walks of life in our diverse and thriving community, and showcase their extraordinary examples of courage, triumph, kindness, compassion, transformation, skill and success.
An ecstatic Jenny said “I am delighted to be joining the incredible list of finalists at this year’s Inspire Women Awards! I look forward to meeting so many powerful, successful business women on the night – and will hopefully leave the event successful!”
The nomination is in recognition of the hard and dedicated work, Jenny delivers continually throughout the year. A huge well done Jenny! The whole Arena is behind you.
Middlebrook Retail & Leisure Park will be hosting five days of free Easter fun for all the family from Wednesday 12th April to Monday 17th April (excluding Easter Sunday). Taking place from 11am-4pm the events will spring into action with a treasure hunt with the Middlebrook Angels around the park followed by Hopping Mad Bunnies and more treasure hunt fun on Thursday, Friday they will be mucking around with face painting and on the petting farm and Saturday you can get snap happy in their spring photo booth then get crafty making the frame for your picture. Easter Monday the fun continues with their sassy skating birds, the roller chicks and craft workshops all chick themed will take place.
Heather Ingham, Marketing Manager for Middlebrook said “Our free seasonal entertainment always goes down a treat with both children and parents. The children love getting up close to the baby spring animals and the face painting and crafts are always popular. I think the shoppers are going to love the hopping bunnies and roller chicks they are something new to Middlebrook.”
For more information visit www.middlebrook.co.uk , Download their new app or pick up a leaflet while shopping.
CALLING all brides and grooms – THE GREAT ONE IS BACK!
The Great Northern Wedding Show is back at the USN Bolton Arena on April 23rd – and it’s bigger and better than ever!
This bi-annual show is THE biggest one-day, free-entry bridal event in the North West. Featuring everything the future bride and bridegroom could possibly need to plan their best day ever – over 120 creative suppliers will be ready to meet you, and inspire your individual creativity. And you will be thoroughly entertained, it’s an absolutely cracking day out! For behind-the-scenes info in the run-up to the show check out #GNWS2017 on Instagram and Twitter.
With two catwalk shows, including the very popular Alternative Catwalk with Legend Bridal Designs, as well as collections for the classic bride and the curvy bride from Foxglove Brides and Bridal Wear By Esme.
Slaters will be showing their huge range of menswear and Aubergine Ladies Wear have beautiful options for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom.
There are live performances and demonstrations and stalls for absolutely everything you will need for The Big Day – from cakes and stationery to fabulous food to sample and superb wedding cars of all kinds on show.
Now for the freebies – everybody loves a freebie! As well as a beautiful goody bag, free for the first 500 brides to arrive on the day, two free wedding magazines and show guide for all brides we are bringing back the #GreatNorthernBride giveaways!
Team LWB will place ‘I’m a Great Northern Bride’ signs randomly around the Arena. Should you find one just hand it in at the Little White Books stand and collect your prize there and then!
The show runs from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free for you and your guests if you pre-register to attend at www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/wedding-fairs If you don’t pre-register there is a £2 per person charge on the door.
The Arena is super-easy to reach by car – we’re 400 yards away from Junction 6 of the M61 – by train as Horwich Parkway Station is just a short walk away or by car with free parking for 2,000 vehicles.
See you there – it’s going to be a blast! Little White Books – All You Need!
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.
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 email@example.com
THE USN Bolton Arena has often been acknowledged as the best independent sports and fitness centre in the region so it’s logical that we’ve recently joined marketing and support organisation thebestofbolton.
This is the organisation that represents hundreds of local businesses. So it was particularly pleasing for the Arena to be swiftly recognised by being in contention for thebestofbolton’s Health and Fitness category in The Business of the Year 2017 Awards.
David Ramsden from thebestofbolton commented: “It’s great that the USN Bolton Arena have reconnected with thebestofbolton to be promoted as one of Bolton’s best businesses.
“The response from their customers, clients and members has been great in the early stages of their renewed membership, allowing them to qualify so quickly for The Business of the Year 2017Awards.
“We’re delighted they’re in the final stages of the competition to be recognised nationally. What they need now is for all those who know them to get behind them and leave a review for them at www.thebestof.co.uk/local/bolton/recommend”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01204 488112.