Gladstone Health & Leisure has been working with leisure trusts since the first one was formed in the early 1990s, and in many cases, our highly skilled professional services teams were involved in supporting the transition from local authority to trust. Today, half of all leisure trusts in the UK and Ireland use Gladstone software daily to manage all of their leisure facilities.
Leisure trusts are not-for-profit and most are charities, with a mission to offer affordable and accessible services and deliver outcomes of local well-being, public health, social cohesion and economic growth. We lead and encourage participation by providing a wide range of a wide range of programmes and applications for community culture and leisure.
Our extensive knowledge of public sector leisure has allowed us to maintain our position as the market leader, with over 60 trusts using our software and services daily. We understand that as a trust, you often take on wider responsibilities in terms of finance, sales and marketing and IT services. Our technical services team and project managers have been helping many trusts make this transition by advising on hardware and infrastructure decisions.
Understanding the importance of a single integrated system is a key characteristic of both the local authority and trust operational requirements, which is why we have written integration into accounting packages, fitness equipment, access and security, payment providers, communication and retention management software.
We also understand that the only thing that’s constant is change, and future releases of our software will address the broadening scope of trusts into cultural services and include an iphone application to enable your members to book activities and then publish them to their Facebook page.
Gladstone is proud to continue to be the only leisure management software sponsor of Sporta, which represents social enterprises within the culture and leisure market across Britain. We are currently working with our leisure trust customers to support new policies for greater local delivery of public services and contribute to the Olympic legacy.