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Better

Address
Middlegate House
The Royal Arsenal
London
SE18 6SX

Contact Information
Telephone
020 8317 5000
Website
https://www.better.org.uk

About Better

Better operates over 250 facilities across the UK including Gyms, Swimming pools, Leisure facilities, Libraries and community spaces.

In 1993, Greenwich Council needed to find a new way to run its leisure centres because of public spending cuts and together, we came up with a new model. The first of its kind in UK leisure. GLL was born.

Seven centres were transferred to us, and success quickly followed. We created jobs and added new services to existing leisure centres. Since then, we've built lots of new facilities in the UK and our membership has gone from about 7,000 to more than 650,000 with 40 million visitors a year.

In 1996, we began expanding outside Greenwich and now run all kinds of community services and spaces across the UK.

What do we do?

We exist to make community services and spaces better for everyone. That means providing access to quality community leisure and fitness facilities - and more - at a price everyone can afford. We already manage more than 250 public sport and leisure centres, 57 libraries in partnership with more than 30 local councils, public agencies and sporting organisations, and we're adding more all the time.

We're a charitable social enterprise, which means we work for the benefit of everyone: the public, the communities we work in, the environment, our staff and our partners. As a result, we're proud to be the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded both the Social Enterprise Mark and the Prime Minister's Big Society Award.

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