Performance & Reports

Chairman's Update 2016/17

Towards the end of 2015, WLCT re-branded as Inspiring healthy lifestyles. This marked the start of our journey to become a truly integrated provider of physical activity and wellbeing solutions for our key partners and clients.

Throughout 2016/17 we have made great strides, targeting our products and services towards all sectors of the communities we serve and ensuring we deliver the impacts and benefits sought by our clients.

Behind the financial detail contained in this report, highlights for me over the year include the new 10-year contract signed with our partners at Wigan Council and the accompanying huge investment in leisure this has brought.

Phase one of a multi-million-pound investment at Haigh Woodland Park was completed and has already transformed this jewel in Wigan’s crown into a regional destination attracting over 500,000 people to visit in its first year.

Three million visits across our 10 leisure centers and record-breaking attendance at the Museum of Cannock Chase and the Prince of Wales Theatre demonstrate the attractiveness and quality of our product offer.

In other areas, our volunteering programme saw 499 registered volunteers give 29,000 hours of their own time to inspire and support others.

Our Wellbeing Teams delivered ground-breaking initiatives to promote activity in hard to reach groups such as young women, disabled participants and older adults.

We introduced Dementia Friendly swimming sessions in our leisure centers, whilst the Expression Connectivity project, in conjunction with Fallen Angels to support vulnerable adults, was shortlisted as an APSE Partnership Working Initiative finalist.

In Yorkshire, Our Move it and Lose it programme was so far ahead of target it was referenced by the Director of North Yorkshire Public Health as the most successful Tier 2 programme in the County within the funded pilot.

None of this is possible without dedicated employees, committed senior managers and the hard work of trustees, all sharing the same vision, and I’d like to thank all of them.

Gareth Cross
Chair of Trustees

WLCT trading as Inspiring healthy lifestyles is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report.

This is the report for the snapshot date of [5 April 2017].

  • The mean gender pay gap for Ihl is (8.8)%.
  • The median gender pay gap for Ihl is (3.8)%.
  • The mean gender bonus gap for Ihl is *N/A.
  • The median gender bonus gap for Ihl is *N/A.
  • The proportion of male employees in Ihl receiving a bonus is *N/A and the proportion of female employees receiving a bonus is N/A.

*Bonus payments not made to employees

Pay Quartiles By Gender

Band     Males    Females    Description
A  (31)%  (69)% Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them at or below the lower quartile.
B (36)%  (64)% Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them above the lower quartile at or below the median.
C (48)% (52)% Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them above the median but at or below the upper quartile.
 D (49)% (51%) Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them above the upper quartile

The figures set out above have been calculated using the standard methodologies used in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

I confirm that WLCT’s gender pay gap calculations are accurate and meet the requirements of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

Dawn Heaton
Company Secretary