Better is one of the UK’s leading leisure brands and is owned by GLL, one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit charitable social enterprises. At Better, we base everything we do on four key pillars: Better people, better communities, better service and better business.

What we’ve achieved

We’ve seen brilliant results in the communities that we’re a part of. And it’s a very different way of doing business. We don’t have shareholders, like private companies, nor do we take a profit. Instead, we reinvest every single penny of our financial surplus back into improving the services we offer – and the communities that we serve. In fact, we’ve reinvested over £100m to date. And we want to keep investing more.

Better together

It’s why we work with our partners including local councils and National Governing Bodies to the likes of Sport England; to help give everyone a happier, healthier life. We invest heavily in making our children’s centres welcoming, fun places to go. We’re constantly making our leisure centres more accessible, welcoming places, where everyone can work on getting fit and healthy. And we’re putting time and money into making our libraries amazing places to think, learn, read and develop.

We are owned entirely by our staff and Society members, each of whom owns a non-dividend-paying share in the business. Which means our workforce is empowered, motivated and involved in making the big decisions that affect our business; because we believe that social values are just as important as financial performance.



Unit No: 18
Telephone: 01277 563 328

Opening Times
Monday to Thursday: 6:30am – 10:00pm
Friday: 6.30am – 8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am – 7:00pm