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. A new model of delivery was agreed at cabinet in November 2020, underpinned by our mission to make leisure accessible, affordable and attractive to the people of Cheshire West and Chester. This new model of delivery will be a key focus for Brio through the rest of the contract term and will change the way we look at delivering leisure services.
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.
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.
We’re extremely proud of our latest Gender Pay Report, which shows we’ve made considerable reductions to the gap since 2017, further enforcing our status as an inclusive employer.