1610 Vision and Values

CEO Tim Nightingale presenting this years Centre of the year - at the annual staff awards eventCEO Tim Nightingale presenting this years 'Centre of the Year' at the annual 1610 staff awards.


1610 is a dynamic and rapidly developing company with charitable status.  It operates as a not-for-profit trust begining in 2009, following a transfer out of Somerset County Council as Somerset Leisure and managing 12 leisure facilities.  Re-branding as 1610 Ltd in 2011 (i hear you say - what does that stand for?), it has experienced rapid growth in terms of turnover, facility users, programme development and creation of jobs.

So whats the vision and future look like for 1610 now....
Our vision remains the same - to transform lives and grow our business to be the very best it can be, inspiring active living by putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Below is also a quick run down of 1610 core values and ethos - these values epitomize all that we believe in, what we strive towards and what has helped us to be successful so far...

We live to Inspire Others

When you love what you do, you cant help but inspire others. Our people love what they do and it shows. Whether it’s taking a customer through their fitness programme or showing an employee the ropes, we inspire people to take an active role in their personal and professional lives.

We live to Go the Extra Mile 
Well you’d expect us to; we’re in the fitness business! But seriously, we get a real kick out of delighting customers through exceptional service, as well as helping people be the best they can be – whether they’re working with us or working out.

We live to Bring Ideas to Life
Swimming legend Michael Phelps once said; ‘Nothing is impossible’. We think he’s got a point. Any idea, big or small, can be brought to life; it just takes a little dedication. Good thing we have bucket loads of it.

We live to Show Diversity
If we could have a middle name, it would be ‘Diversity’. Instead we show our diversity through the incredible range of activities we offer, to the people we employ and the customers we attract – from the young to the young at heart – diversity is in everything we do.

Feel inspired, and want to be a part of team 1610?
Check out all the latest jobs available across 1610 today.

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