Leisure centre boss wins award

March 24 2020

EDDIE 'the Eagle' Edwards was on hand to present awards to employees at local leisure centres.

Martyn Hinam receive his award a the Circadian Trust ceremony

Martyn Hinam receive his award a the Circadian Trust ceremony

The former plasterer who shot to fame in 1988 when he represented GB in the Calgary Winter Olympics was guest of honour at an awards ceremony run by Circadian Trust, which operates five Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire, including Kingswood and Longwell Green.

More than 250 people from across the business attended the event, with 14 special awards to those making a difference in the community.

The Chairman’s Special Award was given to Martyn Hinam, the manager of Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre. Martyn has been involved in a number of different projects, from a multi-million-pound expansion of the Longwell Green centre to supporting the formation of Kingswood’s deaf awareness community campaign to helping to introduce a breastfeeding-friendly zone to the Kingswood centre.

The Kingswood Deaf Awareness Community Team received an honour of its own - the Engage Award, which recognises work that has had a positive impact on the local community. The team helped their colleagues at the centre to learn a new skill and launched a campaign of social media videos to drive awareness of hidden disabilities, which more than 60 people have taken part in to date.

Georgina Morgan from Longwell Green was awarded Employee of the Year. The ceremony heard that she had “gone above and beyond in her work, providing support at all hours, across all areas of the business, and recently covered two separate job roles in order to assist a colleague who was unable to work due to illness. She has been full of enthusiasm and a smile for every colleague and customer she meets throughout all of her hard work.”

Ben Beasley, Circadian Trust’s director of commercial development, said: “It’s great to be able to celebrate our successes with the whole team. We started these awards seven years ago to recognise the hard-working people who believe in and deliver our mission to inspire active lifestyles.”