PlayFootball Revealed as 3rd New CLUK Business Partner

Published on: May 3rd 2023

Community Leisure UK is delighted to announce three new business partners for 2023/24.

Football specialists PlayFootball are the latest addition to a quality line up of business partners following HR experts MHR and global insurance broker Gallagher confirming as new business partners earlier in the year. 

They join leisure marketing specialists Big Wave Media, global fitness brand Les Mills, fitness equipment specialists Precor and one of the UK’s leading suppliers of leisure management and fitness software, Gladstone as business partners.

PlayFootball is a specialist football operations company with extensive experience in community-based football and recreational sport delivery. PlayFootball offers a complete operating delivery solution, to optimise financial and community-based outcomes from your sports pitches. Led by industry experts, PlayFootball currently services 1.5 million player visits every year across 250 UK all-weather pitches.

Steve Bennett, PlayFootball’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are extremely proud to be an official CLUK business partner, and looking forward to offering our services to more member organisations. 

“We already work with several leisure providers who are seeing the tangible benefit of increased pitch revenue, a growth in community participation, and operational cost savings.”

Kirsty Cumming, Chief Executive Officer at Community Leisure UK, said: “We are extremely pleased and delighted that we have managed to attract business partners of this quality. 

“They are world class and we look forward to introducing them to our members and hearing expert advice from these highly respected organizations which will be of huge benefit to our members.”

MHR supports organisations wanting to strengthen their business resilience and increase their operational efficiency by simplifying their HR, payroll and finance processes and powering their valuable talent with the easiest to integrate, adopt and use cloud-based systems available.

Connor Gillespie, Sales Executive at MHR, said: “We are delighted to partner with this wonderful organisation and look forward to sharing our expertise, strengthening the business resilience of Charitable Trusts and social enterprises in the process and offering Community Leisure UK members enhanced operational efficiencies in HR, payroll and finance.”

Insurance broker and risk management firm Gallagher is a global insurance broker, and one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, which delivers risk management and insurance solutions for corporate, commercial and personal customers.

As one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers in the third sector, Gallagher provides services to over 8,500 charitable, voluntary and non-profit organisations nationally, from large organisations to small community groups.

Commenting on the partnership, Martin Taylor, SME and Mid-Market Director in Gallagher’s Charity and Healthcare Division, said: “Gallagher already looks after the insurance needs of a number of Community Leisure UK’s members. Becoming the association’s insurance partner means we can offer them and their member organisations access to Gallagher’s full breadth of expertise and risk management offering, backed up by the ongoing support of our dedicated charities team.”