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GLL, Everyone Active and Fusion Lifestyle are among the nominations for this year’s Active Training Awards – which has been expanded to include a day’s conference.

The awards show and conference will be delivered by ukactive and CIMSPA on 30 November 2016. More than 200 delegates are expected to attend.

Several organisations will be in contention for awards such as Training Provider of the Year, Employer of the Year and Best Use of Technology.

The conference – titled the Active Training Workshop – will precede the awards and include discussions on best practice and issues facing the industry.

Among the speakers will be Virgin Active’s people director Hilary Tysoe, head of sport at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Nick Pontefract and Sport England director of sport Phil Smith.

The latter two will discuss the government’s new strategy for sport Sporting Future and Sport England’s delivery document Towards an Active Nation.

Tysoe will give a talk about the role major employers must play in the development of the entire sector’s workforce.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, chair of ukactive, said the “increasing size and scale of the awards demonstrates the strides the physical activity sector has taken in the past few years”.

“It underlines the appetite and scope of our workforce to play a leading role in shaping the preventative health agenda,” she added.

CIMSPA chief executive Tara Dillon added: “Vocational training and skills development are constantly being refined and the rigorous application and assessment process for the awards offer an ideal opportunity for self-reflection and external feedback from a top quality judging panel.”

The conference and award ceremony will take place in Reading’s Hilton hotel. The event is being sponsored by Active IQ.

Full list of nominees

Health and Wellbeing Training Programme

• Places for People Leisure • AoC Sport

• The Academy for Health Coaching •

Employer of the Year

• Fusion Lifestyle • Right Directions (Management) Ltd

• Places for People Leisure • GLL

• Everyone Active • Jubilee Hall Trust

• Everybody Sport & Recreation

Best Use of Technology • Train Fitness International Limited

• Fusion Lifestyle • Lifetime Training

• YMCA Awards • ICS Learn

Supplier Learning & Development Provider

• Les Mills UK • YOUR Personal Training

• Sport Structures • Body Transformation Academy

• Technogym Wellness Institute• Core Health & Fitness

Innovative Training Programme of the Year

• Active Nation • Body Transformation Academy

• Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) • Future Fit Training Ltd

Apprenticeship Provider of the Year

• Lifetime Training • ICON TRAINING

• YMCAfit • Sport Structures

• FIT UK Training & Education Ltd • SCL Education Group

Training Provider of the Year

• Future Fit Training Ltd• ICON TRAINING

• YMCAfit • Lifetime Training

• Sport Structures • Gemma Quinnell's Health Fitness & Dance Ltd

• Premier Training International

Activity Champion of the Year • Richard Scrivener, Train Fitness International Limited

• Katie Bulmer-Cooke, Future Fit Training Ltd • Mac Cleves, GLL

• Teresa Wheatley, YMCAfit• Lindsey Perry, Fusion Lifestyle

• Kelly Coates, Fusion Lifestyle • Caroline Parsons, Exercise Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP)

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GLL, Everyone Active and Fusion Lifestyle are among the nominations for this year’s Active Training Awards – which has been expanded to include a day’s conference.