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Belfast leisure centres shortlisted in ukactive awards
18 April 2019

Two leisure centres in Belfast have been shortlisted in the 2019 ukactive awards for Regional Centre of the Year (Wales and Northern Ireland).

GLL’s Better Gym Belfast and Olympia Leisure Centre are now through to the finals which will take place in Manchester Central on 6 June.

GLL also has the highest number of finalists, with 14 shortlisted for the awards which showcase the best in the UK’s leisure industry across the public, private and third sectors.

GLL Annouces 75 New Jobs in Belfast
9 April 2019



The creation of 75 new permanent jobs has been announced by GLL, the social enterprise responsible for the operation of leisure facilities in Belfast.


GLL manages 14 leisure centres in partnership with Belfast City Council under the ‘Better’ brand.


It is creating the new jobs as part of Council’s ongoing £105m transformation of leisure services in the city.


Causeway Coast & Glens Enterprise Week 2019
11 March 2019

Enterprise Week Social Enterprise Event

Date: Wednesday 6th March

As part of the Enterprise Week 2019 Programme, organisations from across Causeway Coast and Glens had the opportunity to hear from Amanda Johnston of Social Enterprise NI about Social Value and the challenges for the community sector in considering and sustaining social enterprise.

Attwood calls for Enterprise Zones in areas of economic disadvantage
6 February 2019

SDLP Belfast Council Group brought forward a motion to Belfast City Council to call for the development of Enterprise Zones across the city were unemployment rates are high after their success in other parts of GB. 

Cllr Tim Attwood said: 

Social Value Conference 2019
4 February 2019

Social Enterprise NI – Social Value Conference 2019


On Thursday 31st January 2019 around 200 delegates from cross sector organisations attended the annual Social Value Conference, hosted by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council at the Theatre at The Mill. The theme of this year’s conference was Social Value: How can it be properly Implemented. 

The conference host was UTV’s Paul Clark who has been a supporter of Social Enterprise NI events for several years.