Are you easy to do business with?

SMN are planning a few workshops in February on Business Savvy Sport and Physical Activity – How Enterprise and Sustainability can help deliver your objectives.

We were looking for sports clubs/facilities which could accommodate 15-20 people for a half-day workshop across the UK. Bearing in mind that most sports/leisure facilities are saying they need to grow their income to deliver their sporting and community activities you would have thought that it would very easy to find good venues across the UK. (This may not mean a fortune to the club/facility, but it’s an income).

A couple of venues answered the ‘phone straight away – we had a chat about dates and rates and we have now booked a room and catering. Many others, with great facilities and ‘Hire our Facilities’ on their website do only answer their ‘phone after several attempts and do not respond to emails.

At one particular club, with some very impressive (partly tax-payer funded facilities) we have twice been promised that somebody will ‘come back to us’. It’s too late now, we’ve gone somewhere else!

It’s ironic you might have thought that a workshop on Business Savvy Sport and Physical Activity – How Enterprise and Sustainability would be exactly what they need!

What would happen at your club/facility?

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