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Previous Contracts

Just Solutions have carried out work for a range of clients, including the following:

Commercial and Voluntary Sector
  • Gôl Football Centres Ltd – commercial sector feasibility studies and business expansion plans
  • Sully Centurions – developing a new cricket ground, involving project management, developing a business plan, tender specifications and analysis, funding applications (led to a grant)
  • Marketing and business planning advice for a leisure construction company
  • Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd (now called Grŵp Cynefin) – developing the project brief and business case for a young people’s training, enterprise and supported housing centre
  • St Asaph Cricket Club – business support service to secure a new pavilion (former pavilion lost to 2012 floods)
  • The Outdoor Partnership – development of a future vision and strategy
  • Alliance Leisure Ltd – soft market testing and options appraisal in respect of food and beverage options for a new leisure development
  • Alliance Leisure Ltd – feasibility study regarding future hydrotherapy provision for Betsi Cadwaladr, Conwy and Denbighshire
  • Hills Plymouth Cricket Club – feasibility study
  • Business expansion options, ideas and strategy for a not-for-profit leisure operator
  • Bonymaen RFC in partnership with Cefn Hengoed Community School and Swansea City Council – future development options feasibility study
  • Community Association business review and options appraisal
  • Leisure Trust support services
  • Tai Ceredigion, Aberystwyth – feasibility study and business planning for a new Young People’s Centre as an integral zone in the new Aberystwyth Town FC Stadium including a 3G pitch, as part of a major housing and regeneration scheme
  • Cardiff City FC House of Sport/Steve Borley CMB Engineering – feasibility study and development of business case, plan and funding applications for a second phase House of Sport – 60x40m ball sports hall (led to two grants)
  • CMB Engineering/Cardiff City House of Sport – Leckwith feasibility study
  • Parc Taf Bargoed – 3G feasibility study for Trelewis and Treharris Sport in the Community Project 
  • 5-star training hotel feasibility study and soft market testing

 

Education and Training Sector

  • Reviews of secondary schools in a number of authorities to assess the quality of provision, suitability of facilities for greater public access and recommending management arrangements to satisfy school and community needs
  • A further education college facility options appraisal, business planning and specialist technical advice, as well as options appraisal for sports facility developments on different college campuses (led to a grant)
  • Developing Learning Communities/Community Focus School management models
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council – designing fit for the future sport and physical activity facilities for 21st Century Schools
  • University of Glamorgan – mapping a fit for the future vision and strategy for Glamorgan Sport, followed up by a second business support services contract to develop two new business proposals

 

National Government

  • Developing the Welsh Assembly Government's strategy to capitalise on the opportunities to promote education and learning provided by the London 2012 Olympics
  • Scoping, developing and supporting the implementation of the Welsh Assembly Government's basic skills plan to raise standards of literacy and numeracy through the inspiration of sport
  • Developing a national literacy delivery plan and partnering arrangement for the Welsh Government with the Welsh Rugby Union
  • Welsh Government, Sports Policy Branch – preparing a ‘5 Case Model’ business case for a future Welsh Government capital investment scheme
  • Sport Wales for Welsh Government – All Wales facilities blueprint
  • Welsh Government National Football/Sports Museum for Wales feasibility study 

 

Local Government

  • Reviews of leisure services, school and community sports facilities for 15 local authorities in Wales, including school modernisation and improvement programmes; visioning and business shaping for the future; designing briefs for fit for the future facilities; efficiency and betterment reviews 
  • Writing and publishing 'A Review of Leisure Facilities in Wales – What Does It All Mean?', launched at a national conference for all local authorities in Wales, also organised by Just Solutions in association with Butlin Consulting
  • Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Councils – natural and artificial turf pitch reviews (led to a grant)
  • Conwy County Council – visioning, feasibility and options appraisal for Eirias Park as a multi-sport Centre of Excellence
  • Isle of Anglesey – leisure services sufficiency review and options appraisal
  • North Wales Leisure Review – contract for all 6 North Wales local authorities and Sport Wales northern region, responding to service challenges clarifying vision, purpose, service positioning and response to collaboration agenda
  • Rhuddlan Town Council – leisure sufficiency and locality review
  • Future local authority management options appraisal – trading companies etc. (client confidential)
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council – options review and report on viability of leisure trust
  • Housing Revenue Account future strategy development
  • Rhyl Town Council – feasibility study and vision for new accommodation
  • Denbighshire County Council – soft market testing for various commercial employment sites
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council – review of future operating model options for Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach
  • St Asaph City Council and Community Association – project management for a future community hub
  • Future social housing infrastructure locality plans
  • Corwen Pavilion feasibility options and business planning 
  • Caerphilly County Council – leisure strategy
  • Newport City Council – brief for the preparation of a City Sport Vision and Master Plan set in context with the emerging Welsh Government vision for elite and performance sports facilities in Wales

  • Rhyl Town Council relocation – design brief for the new facility and business plan
  • Housing Direct Labour Organisation – options appraisal and support service for a future housing maintenance partnership arrangement
  • Caerphilly County Council – review with Elected Member workshop informing re-write of fit for future strategy
  • Rhyl Waterpark and Leisure Attraction – client representative support services
  • Ceredigion County Council – review of leisure and shaping of the future vision, way forward and case for investment
  • Denbighshire County Council – a needs, sufficiency and appropriateness review of leisure provision serving the school and communities in Denbighshire’s 7 major towns and a strategic overview summary report and service challenge efficiencies matrix
  • Denbighshire County Council – Play service review (led to a grant)
  • Rhyl Going Forward Programme – flagship leisure projects options appraisal support service
  • Conwy County Council – outdoor playing pitch review
  • Vale of Glamorgan – options appraisal for Colcot Sports Centre (Butlin Consulting)
  • Denbighshire County Council – needs assessment and options appraisal for the future library service in Prestatyn, followed by a project management and funding application contract to deliver and shape the vision for the future service (led to a maximum CyMAL grant)
  • Rhyl Going Forward – options appraisal and testing the deliverability of sport-, recreation- and leisure-based development ideas for the Rhyl coastal front, identifying complementary proposals and preparing a delivery plan
  • Denbighshire County Council – libraries and information service sufficiency review
  • Gwynedd Council – leisure sufficiency review
  • Ceredigion County Council – feasibility and business case for an athletics and cycling stadium/velodrome
  • Neath Port Talbot – culture strategy
  • Gwynedd Council – initial feasibility and options appraisal in respect of a new pool
  • Denbighshire County Council – area planning, developing a new approach in two pilot areas
  • Rhyl Coast Leisure Facilities – soft market testing
  • Denbighshire County Council – developing future delivery models and efficiency savings for future new look library and multi-function community hubs
  • Denbighshire County Council – Rhyl Regeneration and Rhyl Going Forward Coastal Plan. Client support services and development of an expressions of interest framework for recruitment of a development partner
  • Neath Port Talbot County Council – preparing a leisure facility 'development partner' procurement framework
  • Ceredigion County Council – advising a review of future leisure services
  • Denbighshire Coastal Team Leader, Economic and Business Development - initial scoping and funding options study for an indoor wheeled sports zone
  • Supporting Gwynedd Council (retainer) – developing future leisure delivery models and securing £1m efficiencies
  • Denbighshire Planning and Leisure Departments – assessment  of community needs to inform District Valuation and planning negotiations with proposed developer
  • Vale of Glamorgan – feasibility study for a 3G pitch at Jenner Park, Barry

 

National Governing Bodies

  • Developing a vision and strategy/delivery plan for future facility provision for national governing bodies of sport
  • Securing a development partner for a National Football Centre and UEFA HatTrick funding (led to a grant)
  • Football Association of Wales – options appraisal for a regional centre and stadium
  • Welsh Football Trust – developing local visions and plans to support the 'better facilities' vision and exemplar projects (led to a grant)
  • Hockey Wales – supporting the development of a new hockey game and participation models, testing and developing new local delivery models - Hockey Hubs
  • Welsh Rugby Union – developing and project managing a 'learning through rugby' strategy and preparing the detailed business plan for a European funding application
  • Welsh Rugby Union – developing a facilities vision and delivery plan
  • Hockey Wales – business review and options appraisal for the National Hockey Centre
  • Welsh Hockey Union/Welsh Football Trust/Welsh Rugby Union – collaborative vision and rationale for fit for the future facility provision and appropriate technical guidelines
  • Football Association of Wales/Welsh Football Trust – client representative and project manager for the development of the National Football Centre for Wales
  • Welsh Cycling – events strategy
  • Hockey Wales – retainer agreement for a range of services and expertise, club development support
  • Football Association of Wales – National Football Centre Dragon Park – impact review and business case for any future expansion
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