Everyone Active and Southwark Council are the first to achieve Fit for Business certificate


A number of leisure centres in the London Borough of Southwark have successfully achieved the Fit for Business accreditation. The certificate recognises the high-quality services provided to ensure Covid-19 risk management and prevention.

The assessed centres, run by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active on behalf of Southwark Council, are the first local authority owned facilities to achieve this certificate. Management teams and colleagues have been rewarded for their industry best practices at centres including Camberwell Leisure Centre (LC), Dulwich LC, Peckham Pulse LC, Surrey Docks Fitness and Water Sports Centre, Seven Islands LC and The Castle Centre.

The sports and leisure industry’s new accreditation is awarded by nationwide Quest auditors, Right Directions. Prior to this latest achievement, Everyone Active has previously received recognition for its outstanding services by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest.

The achievement comes after a challenging 11-month period for Everyone Active and leisure industry. The leisure operator has worked closely with local authority partners to ensure all Government guidelines were met, which allowed for the safe return of all customers and colleagues in reopening centres after the first and second lockdown.

Mark Basker, Everyone Active’s Regional Contract Manager, said: “We’re delighted to receive the Fit for Business accreditation at our leisure centres in the borough. This achievement is thanks to the hard work and dedication from our brilliant colleagues at each centre and the continued support we’ve received from our local authority partners.

“We have been operating the leisure centres in Southwark since 2016 and we’re proud to be in a position where we can support the health and wellbeing of the local community. We’re continuing to keep up-to date on the latest Government guidelines and we are looking forward to welcoming our members back once we’re safe to reopen.”