In February 2015, Carlisle Leisure merged with GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) and now operate the City of Carlisle and Borough of Allerdale’s leisure facilities under ‘Better’, GLL’s consumer brand. GLL’s Northern Region is managed from Carlisle, led by Regional Director Andy King.
GLL is the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise delivering leisure, health and community services with over 180 public sport and leisure centres and 28 libraries (including five prison libraries) in partnership with over 30 local councils, public agencies and sporting organisations. Collectively the leisure facilities enjoy more than 40 million visitors a year with over 490,000 members.
Alongside our core leisure and library divisions, we also operate in sport and legacy development, health intervention and education – as well as offering the GLL Sports Foundation, one of the largest independent support programmes for talented young athletes in the UK.