Brio Leisure – Who we are!
Welcome to Brio Leisure! We’re the face of community, sport, entertainment and leisure facilities in Cheshire West and Chester.
Brio Leisure is a brand that reflects a modern society with an energetic style. Through our various facilities, we have created a unique atmosphere that everyone can be part of regardless of their age or where they live.
We encourage the whole community to be more physically and socially active through excellent fitness opportunities and swimming pools. We also offer professional support, quality entertainment and function and conference rooms in a lively, contemporary environment that is welcoming to everyone.
We offer a personalised service with a high level of professionalism, to suit the needs of the local community and the individual. We pride ourselves on never forgetting a face – everyone gets a warm welcome and soon feels part of the Brio Leisure family.
About the company
Brio Leisure is a Community Interest Company which was created in May 2011. We’re wholly owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council (stakeholder), and we are a company limited by guarantee. Our original 4-year contract ended on March 2015, and in April 2015, we commenced a new contract term for 15 years.
Brio Leisure was not created for private gain: any profits or assets are used for the benefit of the community. Any profits or surplus made gets reinvested back into the company.
We aim to benefit all inhabitants of Cheshire West and Chester, and those visiting the county. Currently, this includes the provision of leisure centres, entertainment halls, playing pitches, health and social services, and the promotion of integrated wellness programmes, including weight management, physical activity and smoking cessation. We intend to improve the general wellbeing of the people living in and visiting the area. By providing improved opportunities for all those in the area with affordable, accessible and fit-for-purpose recreational and social facilities, we can take steps towards a healthier tomorrow.
The new contract term sees a journey for us, which moves from us being in a position of financial support by our stakeholder, towards a self-sustaining model in later contract years. This will ensure that we can continue to provide leisure services to the borough in the future.
In 2019 we were named the ukactive Outstanding Organisation of the Year and recognised as one of the top 1000 companies in the UK by The Parliamentary Review.