Sponsors of the 2022 Awards

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Public Health Northamptonshire is a Directorate within Northamptonshire County Council. Since April 2013, Local Authorities have been responsible for improving the health of their local population with national public health functions overseen by Public Health England. The team commissions services with the aims of:

– Giving every child the best start in life

– Encouraging people to take responsibility for their health and make the best choices

– Promoting independence and quality of life for older residents

– Creating an environment for all to flourish

We also have a delivery team who work with residents out and about in the community to support them to make changes to their lifestyles to enable them to be happier and healthier.


We are Northamptonshire’s leading physical activity, health and wellbeing charity. As one of 43 Active Partnerships across England, we collaborate with local partners to create the conditions for a more active county, using the power of sport and physical activity to change lives in Northamptonshire. Our charity is passionate about helping people to lead more active lifestyles and the benefits they bring. We deliver sport participation events, physical activity programmes, wellbeing projects and support local groups in Northamptonshire. We also deliver national physical activity and wellbeing initiatives locally. With our partners, we collaborate to change behaviours, tackle inequalities and remove the barriers that prevent people from leading more active lifestyles.


Alliance Leisure is a UK leisure development specialist and has delivered hundreds of successful products from single site fitness refurbishments and outdoor pitch resurfacing to large-scale multi-activity developments that encompass entire leisure portfolios.  In addition to development works, award-winning Alliance Leisure also supports leisure operators across the UK in the promotion of their facilities and services through its marketing and training brand TA6.  TA6 is focused on creating sustainable revenue streams, investing in staff development and improving the health of local communities.


Legacy Leisure which currently operates the Kettering Leisure Facilities is a not for profit charitable organisation committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.

Legacy Leisure seeks to educate, inspire and support physical activity, to enhance the lives of our patrons and enable long term positive lifestyle changes. Legacy Leisure is passionate about improving the health and well-being of our patrons, and aims to offer a diverse range of physical and cultural activities that will engage and invigorate communities.


Places Leisure is a leading leisure and wellness partner delivering fitness, sport, health and wellbeing. We primarily work with Local Authorities to deliver the right kinds of health and physical activity outcomes that make a difference to the lives of people and their communities; it’s about more than operating facilities. In line with our mission to ‘create active places and healthy people’ we aim to embed ourselves in our local communities, whilst achieving social and financial objectives, working collaboratively with our local authority partners. To make a real difference we’re simply driven to excite our communities and ignite their enthusiasm for increased physical activity and good health, by providing the means and motivation to help them get there, in the ways they love most.


Freedom Leisure, is a genuine, pro-active, not-for-profit innovative leisure trust. Our approach is to provide our partners and customers with a bespoke and unique service that will inspire and excite our communities and increase participation wherever we are. We are proud to be delivering high quality, locally-focussed services and are committed to their ongoing development. As a not-for-profit organisation all surpluses are reinvested in support of the objectives we share with our partners. Our centres are full of ways to get active, get entertained, get educated and get involved. We exist to help you and your family maintain a healthy, active and fun lifestyle, to develop life and social skills, giving you the Freedom to be yourself, the person you want to be.


Since being founded in 2015, M.R Industrial services have become one of the leading secondary steel suppliers to all industries within the UK. With our state of the art in-house design department, unrivalled fabrication equipment and unparalleled installation team we have been able to work on projects as far and wide as the Olympics, Apple HQ, Harrods, Wentworth Golf Course and many, many more. As well as doing work all over the UK we are very proud to have completed various projects within our community such as at Kettering General Hospital, Corby Town Centre, Studfall primary school and even Corby Town Football Club. Our aim is to become the UK’s No1 supplier of secondary and architectural steelwork, we aim to deliver on this by giving 110% to our clients every time, working closely with our supply chain, continually investing in our staff with training and providing our team with the best equipment to ensure the smooth running of our business. Coupled with this and our desire for success we are confident of achieving these goals. We are also very proud of the job opportunities we have been able to provide within our community and as such we currently have five apprentices on our books who we hope can have a long and successful career on their doorstep.


MPB Structures is one of the UK’s leading premier concrete frame specialists. A market leader that has built its reputation on an innovative proactive approach to construction. Founded by Michael Boyle in 1987 MPB offers all our long standing clients a complete construction service, delivered through our vast experience and expertise. Our experience covers Universities, Colleges, Shopping Centres, Car Parks, High Tech and award winning Buildings, Rail, LUL, using innovative technology in our approach to complex sub and superstructure. We continue to grow year on year through solid management principles and retention of our widely experienced staff. These strong foundations ensure the commitment of management and staff at MPB to envelop continuous improvements in safety, quality and performance. At MPB there is simply “No Compromise”.


Groundwork has been built upon the belief that wherever you are born or live, everyone should have the right to access the same chances. With equality and inclusion at our core, we bring the people of Northamptonshire together through a number of green and creative projects. All this is underpinned by an exceptional youthwork programme, with Groundwork supporting more than 1,000 children and young people every year. Through our range of initiatives, we ensure everyone can access and enjoy green spaces, live a life filled with culture and creativity, and get the support they need to manage challenging times. Groundwork is here to make a positive difference.


Priors Hall Park is a vibrant community bringing 5,300 new homes to the outskirts of Corby, across 500 acres of Northamptonshire countryside. Priors Hall Park offers residents more than just high-quality homes; when you buy a home, you buy a sense of community, outdoor space, amenities and a way of life unlike anywhere else. Led by master developer Urban&Civic, the growing neighbourhood offers residents a host of first-class amenities on their doorstep. It is already home to a new district centre with a range of shops and services, eight play parks, Corby Business Academy, Priors Hall Primary School, nurseries, care home, and more to come!


At Kettering Arena Sports we offer an extensive range of facilities and equipment for a wide selection of sports and fitness classes including Indoor Football, Futsal, Badminton, Short Tennis, Cricket Nets, Table Tennis, Netball, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Rock-It-Ball, Squash and Studio. With a first class sports arena available for community use and national sporting events, squash courts, fitness studio and our Sports Lounge & café Arena Sports really is Kettering’s premier sporting facility. Arena Sports is open to the general public every day of the week.


The event couldn’t happen without our kind sponsors so we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every sponsor for their support.

About the Awards

The North Northamptonshire Active Communities Awards is a celebration event for health and wellbeing, physical activity and sport in North Northamptonshire.


Nominations can be submitted for North Northamptonshire individuals, clubs, schools, groups and projects that have improved the lives of the local community.


Further information on all our North Northamptonshire Active Awards sponsors and how to become a sponsor.

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