ukactive and Partners&, specialist insurance advisers, announce strategic partnership

ukactive, the UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector and Partners&, one of the UK’s leading Chartered insurance advisers for the health and fitness industry, announce a strategic partnership.

As the national industry organisation for the health and fitness sector, ukactive aims to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. 

The Partners& specialist sports and leisure team, formerly Independents Insurance, has over 20 years’ experience advising gyms, health clubs, active leisure facilities and trampoline parks to make the right insurance and risk management decisions. Click here to go to our Sports & Leisure section.

Partners& joined the ukactive Strategic Partnership Group to share its insight and expertise with the industry and co-create a range of risk management tools for the sector. The first collaboration is a risk management helpline for ukactive members where they can access specialist advice free of charge. Future plans include a Risk Management Guide providing practical tips and information that gym owners and operators will find useful, particularly given the many changes to regulations and risks caused by COVID-19.

Neil Adebowale, Director at Partners&, said: “I am proud that ukactive has been a client for 18 years. It’s great to take that partnership to the next level. We have co-created the risk management guidance to help gym owners and operators cut through the noise and clarify the regulations they must follow to operate their business with confidence and mitigate unnecessary risks.

“Having been working closely with clients over the past few months, we know first-hand the severe impact that COVID-19, and the resulting government measures, have had on businesses across the country. Partners& is all about relationships, and we’re committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with our existing clients and ukactive members to support them through this crisis and beyond.”

Steven Scales, ukactive’s Client Services Director, said: “We’re delighted Partners& are one of our strategic partners – especially at this critical time. Our aim is to ensure that our members have access to advice and insight relating to legislation and regulations that impact their business. Through our long-standing relationship with Independents (now Partners&) we know that we are bringing additional value to our membership.”

About ukactive

ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector, with almost 4,000 members from activity providers to major consumer brands, training facilities and equipment manufacturers. Members come from across the private, public and third sector and are united by ukactive’s longstanding and uncompromising commitment to getting more people, more active, more often.

ukactive facilitates big impact partnerships, conceives and drives breakthrough campaigns, conducts critical research and galvanises key stakeholders to develop and deliver key projects that support and champion the physical activity agenda. The organisation’s efforts are centred on supporting a national ambition to “Turn the tide of physical inactivity”.

For more information about ukactive, please contact Rob Gibson on 02081589713, or robgibson@ukactive.org.uk 

About Partners&

Partners& is a Chartered Insurance Broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients. As the next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of insurance broking (relationships and technical knowledge) with state-of-the-art systems and technology to enhance the client experience.

For more information about Partners&, please contact Malia Brown on 07919 551962 or malia.brown@partnersand.com or visit www.partnersand.com.

Malia Brown

Marketing and Communications Director