A big festive thank you!
As we approach the end of 2014, we just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, suppliers and friends for a fantastic year! We’ve had our busiest year ever with the business continuing to grow for a third consecutive year but we couldn’t have done it without your ongoing loyalty and support so thank you once again. We hope you’ve had a prosperous year too and we look forward to continuing to work with you in 2015.
What better way to bow out the year than a festive top ten highlights of 2014, so in no particular order…..
1. Surrey Sports Park Sponsorship
In September, we were delighted to announce a new partnership with Surrey Sports Park, the England Squash and Racketball centre of excellence for London and the South East. We had the pleasure of meeting the clubs squash players and branding the team’s kit, as well as the show courts. We’ll continue backing the club for success in county leagues and competitions, while supporting a number of events and tournaments held at Surrey Sports Park throughout 2015. To find out more about the partnership, visit our dedicated Surrey Sports Park page here
2. England Squash & Racketball Projects
Earlier this year, Ryan Leisure Activities were selected to carry out projects for Leeds City Council, Birmingham City Council and Leicester City Council in partnership with England Squash & Racketball. This involved refurbishing 25 squash courts back to the highest standard across 7 different leisure centres. Jon Carney, Facilities Manager at England Squash & Racketball commented: ‘It was a pleasure working with Ryan Leisure Activities on the schemes, the investment has revitalised the facilities and provided an excellent foundation to grow the game. Their professional integrity, approach and workmanship contributes to making Ryan Leisure Activities one of the leading squash court specialists in the Country.’
3. British Open 2014
We had the opportunity to visit the British Open in Hull back in May and witnessed a fantastic second round match between Sarah Kippax and Nicolette Fernandes, lasting a full-on 5 games and 84 minutes! It was a gripping match, giving us a greater appreciation for the sport and the athletes.
4. Welcoming New Employees
Busy times calls for more hands! Our team has grown to 13 this year as we welcomed Fiona, Lewis and Damien to the gang! Get in touch if you’re interested in joining us: click here
5. Growing Twitter Following
We were very new to social media at the start of the year but now we’re addicted! Twitter in particular has been a great way to communicate with existing customers, meet new people and showcase the results of our projects. We gained nearly 100 new Twitter followers and Tweeted 270 times in 2014! We’d love you to follow us if you don’t already @RyanLeisureltd
6. Sponsoring the Wimbledon Cup
In November, we were proud to sponsor the Wimbledon Cup for the second year running and had the pleasure of watching some world class squash just down the road at the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club. Part of the BSPA and WSA World tours, the tournament always attracts a top line up of players and this year was no different. Read our full review of the tournament here
7. Launch of New Ryan Leisure Website
The launch of our new website in June made it easier for new clients to find us and existing customers to keep in contact. We also added this blog section and a photo gallery to keep things interesting: www.ryanleisure.co.uk
8. Sponsoring Dunnings Squash & Racketball Club
We recently announced a third club sponsorship with Dunnings Squash & Racketball Club, part of East Grinstead Sports Club. We’re looking forward to supporting the club with various squash initiatives throughout 2015 and are sole sponsors of the DSRC England Squash & Racketball sanctioned Junior Squash Open taking place next February. Find out more about the partnership here.
9. Courtwall Installations
We’re the sole UK agents for Courtwall Innovation and have carried out a number of Courtwall installation projects this year for a variety of clients including The Wellington School, Steyning Leisure Centre and RAF Henlow. Find out more about the Courtwall products here.
10. Positive Client Feedback
It’s always nice to get positive feedback from our clients but this year we’ve received a bundle of kind words about our services and team……thank you! Click here to read what our customers have to say. We’ll be sending out a short survey soon and would appreciate any feedback so we can continue to provide a first class service to our customers.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, see you in 2015!