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Announcement: The Upcoming UK Padel Tennis Report by Oxygen Consulting

  Oxygen Consulting unveils its upcoming UK padel tennis report on the emergence of padel in the UK. Uncovering new motivations and intentions behind padel among players and the non-playing general public. The open-access report ensures that all stakeholders have free access to comprehensive insights and analysis to inform strategic ...

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Collaborate on Growing Padel Tennis in the UK

Recently, I started playing padel Tennis (Padel). As a lifelong racquet sports player, this is an exciting sport that hits my ‘sweet spot.’ Played either indoors or outdoors on an enclosed 20m × 10m court, it is easy to learn and very sociable, as you always play in doubles format. This ...

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Be a Leader in the Health and Fitness Industry: Embrace ESG and Drive Change with Gymtopia

Introduction A decade ago, I founded Gymtopia with a vision to reveal the health and fitness industry's potential for creating a positive social and environmental impact. Today, we are at a critical juncture, and I am determined to expand Gymtopia's scope to include Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives and the ...

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Fitness industry’s social impact: Gymtopia at 10 years

The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda Over the past decade, the corporate world has seen a significant shift in its focus from just maximizing shareholder returns to also making a positive impact on the environment and society. This shift is known as the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda. In ...

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Supporting Espalier Ventures to identify UK wellbeing investments

I am excited to announce that Oxygen Consulting is collaborating with Espalier, the UK venturing organisation founded by global educational entrepreneur, Andrew Colin. We are leading new wellbeing venturing opportunities with the purpose to invest and actively nurture scalable UK-based businesses that are providing compelling services and experiences to the wellbeing and ...

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Revitalising a UK independent hotel

The Hotel Inspector — A fresh and honest perspective Recently I watched an episode of the Hotel Inspector that involves Alex Polizzi, a hotelier and businesswoman helping to turn around a failing British hotel. The programme format involves her visiting the hotel and critically examining all elements of the business. It ...

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Pure Gym business model analysis

Recently, I was commissioned by the CEO of a leading Nordic European health club operator to prepare some analysis on the PureGym business model as part of a board meeting discussion. The brief was as follows: Conduct PureGym research that helps the  board to understand: 1 The PureGym business operating model. 2 Previous ...

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Promoting physical activity is a life-saving mission

Before the pandemic, I attended a longevity conference and knew only a few people there. I introduced myself to a man who managed a large endowment fund. When I told him that I advised organisations that exist to provide and promote physical activity, he rolled his eyes and suggested that ...

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Ray Algar with University of Seville Master’s students

I have recently returned from the University of Seville, Spain after delivering two lectures on this very interesting master’s degree programme which is now in its ninth year. The degree aims to produce a new cohort of physical activity practitioners who will be supporting older adults to get the very ...

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Ray Algar delivers talk at Portugal Active Congress 2021

On October 22 I was invited to deliver a talk to members of the Portuguese health and physical activity industry as part of their annual congress. This year's theme was how individual entrepreneurs and businesses can begin recovering from the pandemic. The title of my talk was: Navigating your business through ...

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