Swim Boost for Manchester

The Sport Business is currently working with City of Manchester Amateur Swim Team (COMAST).

The club is currently an unincorporated association and as such has unlimited liability and no protection for its members if anything should go wrong.  We have analysed the clubs objectives, risks and finances to identify the most appropriate legal structure for the club so that it can offer protection to its volunteers aOpen 2016nd maximise revenue through tax relief and other schemes.

This initial work has also included an analysis of the club’s employment position with regard to its coaches and management staff.  We are now working with the club to prepare new contracts in line with current employment legislation.  Following approval by the Board, we are also setting up the club as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

“COMAST has grown massively over recent years and we were very conscious that the structures and contracts we had in place were no longer suitable for a club of our size.  Through the advice and guidance from Paul we have ensured that we are looking after our volunteers and our staff and that we have a structure in place which will help us to remain Manchester’s premier swimming club” said Mike Hilton of the club.

Bingley Baths

More and more local authorities are looking at the potential to transfer facilities into community ownership and this is an area where The Sport Business has significant experience. bingley baths

We are delighted to have recently initiated work for the Friends of Bingley Baths, a local charity which is working in partnership with Bradford Town Council to take over the management of the local Baths as the council consolidates its stock.

The Sport Business is carrying out a feasibility study for the takeover which will include five-year business planning and financial planning as well as the identification of capital and revenue funding for strategic investments.  The study will also set out the practical actions for the group towards the takeover.

New fans for Carly

Co Op 36979 Carly Tait with children from Bury Grammar School. 28th June 2017. Photographer - Neil O'Connor (UNP).

GB para-athlete Carly Tait took time out from training to deliver a motivational talk to primary school children in Bury.

The Sport Business is working with Carly ahead of the World ParaAthletics Championships later this month. Carly is competing in the T34 100m, 400m and 800m at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Carly – who is an ambassador for Coop –  gave a powerpoint presentation to pupils at Bury Grammar Infants and before taking questions from the floor. carly tait 2 in bury