New jobs hope at Burnley leisure centre

A FURTHER 20 jobs could be created at Crow Wood leisure and fitness centre.

The Crow Wood site, which includes a health club, an Olympic standard equestrian centre and the Soccer Burnley complex, created more than 30 new jobs with the opening of The Woodland Spa redevelopment and Bertram’s Restaurant, increasing its workforce to 123.

However, current demand means that the business may add another 20 employees this year.

Crow Wood director Oliver Brown said: “As soon as we completed the redevelopment we had a large number of enquiries. We’ve created a day spa with a large breadth of very high quality facilities.

“There’s been huge local interest, but we’re seeing people coming from further afield too – especially Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire who are already returning for repeat business.

“That means we’re seeing a greater demand for beauty therapists so we’re recruiting new people. Demand is such that we’re even offering a £2,000 ‘golden hello’ to beauty therapists who are fully Decléor and Carita trained.”

The £4m. redevelopment of The Woodland Spa included installing a wide variety of thermal experience cabins and swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor.

“The entire leisure and wellness facility has seven pools and more than 500 lockers, making it one of the largest privately-owned leisure facilities in the country.