2023 Sports and Leisure Awards

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2023 Sports and Leisure Awards

Welcome to the 2023 Sport & Leisure Awards, where we celebrate excellence in gyms, trainers, tech, and more across the sports and leisure industry. From outstanding Gyms and Personal Trainers to innovative Sports Technology, we shine a spotlight on those who inspire and empower. 

Join us in recognizing Yoga Studios, Sports Coaches, Equestrian Centers, and Health Spas. We applaud Dance Studios and community initiatives making a positive impact. Step into a world of fitness, wellness, and innovation as we honor the best in sports and leisure.

Effective 19th May 2023: All awards will be launched with a new fee structure. Your Award Acceptance Fee will be a single, “flat fee”. If you are selected as a Winner, you will only pay one single fee regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x Winner Trophy is included in this fee. Additional trophies can still be purchased.

This has been made possible thanks to our new sponsors and partners, who have enabled us to pass our cost savings on to winners. All entries are still FREE for all sectors.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

2023 Sports and Leisure Awards Categories

CategoryDescription / Criteria
Gym of the YearThis award recognises an outstanding gym facility that provides exceptional fitness services, cutting-edge equipment, and a supportive atmosphere to help individuals achieve their fitness goals.
Personal Trainer of the YearAwarded to the personal trainer who demonstrates exceptional expertise, commitment, and dedication in helping clients attain their fitness aspirations through tailored exercise and guidance.
Yoga Studio of the YearCelebrating a yoga studio that offers a serene environment, skilled instructors, and diverse yoga classes to promote physical and mental well-being through the practice of yoga.
Sports Coach of the YearPresented to a coach who has shown exceptional leadership and mentoring skills, guiding athletes to reach their peak performance levels in their respective sports.
Sports Equipment Retailer of the YearRecognising a retailer that provides top-quality sports equipment and gear, offering customers the tools they need to excel in their chosen sports and activities.
Golf Club of the YearAwarded to a golf club that excels in providing a well-maintained course, exceptional clubhouse amenities, and a welcoming atmosphere for golf professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Tennis Club of the YearThis accolade goes to a tennis club that offers outstanding court facilities, coaching services, and opportunities for players of all ages and skill levels.
Sports Event of the YearCelebrating a most memorable and well-organised sports event that brought athletes and spectators together for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.
Cycling Club of the YearRecognising a cycling club that promotes the sport of cycling, organises engaging rides, and fosters a supportive community of cyclists.
Martial Arts Club of the YearAwarded to a martial arts club that provides exceptional instruction, fosters discipline, and helps students develop both physical and mental strength.
Dance Studio of the YearThis award honours a dance studio that offers diverse dance styles, skilled instructors, and a nurturing environment for dancers of all ages and abilities.
Fitness Instructor of the YearPresented to a fitness instructor who inspires, motivates, and empowers clients to achieve their fitness goals through effective training and guidance.
Health and Wellness Spa of the YearCelebrating a spa that offers rejuvenating treatments, relaxation, and a holistic approach to health and well-being, promoting a sense of balance and harmony.
Sports Retailer of the YearRecognising a retailer that delivers top-quality sports products, excellent customer service, and a wide range of options for sports enthusiasts.
Sports and Leisure Facility of the YearAwarded to a facility that provides exceptional recreational opportunities, from sports fields to leisure amenities, fostering a healthy and active community.
Sports Physiotherapist of the YearPresented to a physiotherapist who demonstrates expertise in sports-related injuries and rehabilitation, helping athletes recover and perform at their best.
Leisure Centre of the YearThis accolade goes to a leisure centre that offers diverse activities, exceptional facilities, and a welcoming environment for individuals and families.
Sports Nutritionist of the YearRecognising a nutritionist who provides expert guidance, helping athletes optimise their nutrition plans to enhance performance and overall health.
Sports Massage Therapist of the YearRecognising a dedicated sports massage therapist that has a significant impact on the ability and wellbeing of their clients.
Sports Technology Innovation of the YearCelebrating a technological innovation that has significantly advanced the world of sports, from equipment enhancements to data analytics.
Equestrian Centre of the YearAwarded to an equestrian centre that excels in providing top-notch facilities, expert training, and a supportive community for horse riders and enthusiasts.
Fitness App of the YearRecognising a fitness app that offers valuable resources, workout plans, and tracking tools to help individuals achieve their fitness goals through technology.
Sports Community Initiative of the YearThis accolade honours an initiative that has made a positive impact on the community through sports-related programs, outreach, and engagement.

Entry Form

2023 Sports and Leisure Awards

Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.