Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL) is a registered charity, one of the UK’s leading ‘leisure trusts’, a community-based and focused Non-Profit Distributing Organisation (NPDO). SLL is a private company, limited by guarantee, formed originally in March 1998 to manage four leisure facilities in Stevenage.
The company is a Social Enterprise, highlighting the social and environmental focus of its operations as an ethical company trading to benefit both people and planet, and SLL was recognised as 'Social Enterprise of the Year' in the 2012 Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 'Inspiring Hertfordshire' Awards.
The company also holds ISO14001 environmental accreditation and Investors in People accreditation across all of its centres. SLL has recently received an outstanding achievement award for its environmental performance in the 2014 ukactive Flame Awards.
SLL has expanded and grown successfully through the consistent delivery of a wide range of leisure and cultural activities and opportunities for all the community, at value for money prices. We currently work closely in partnership with local authorities in Hertfordshire Bedfordshire and Rutland to manage 18 leisure and cultural facilities across 10 towns.
SLL works with its local authority partners and other local stakeholders to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing, by promoting healthier and more active communities, and providing choice and incentives for all to participate through imaginative and inclusive programming.
This has had the effect of improving the quality of life for our communities, in addition to helping to deliver our partners public health responsibilities and social value agendas, and community strategies.