East Lothian's Health, Wellbeing & Charitable Leisure Trust

Who are we?

Enjoy East Lothian Ltd, with the trading name 'enjoyleisure' was established in October 2009 to provide and develop sport, leisure and recreational facilities and services, for all the communities and visitors to East Lothian, on behalf of East Lothian Council.

As a registered charity, we are a not-for-profit organisation.   Our aim is to provide affordable, accessible, best value and safe facilities, in all areas in which we operate.

We reinvest every penny and all surpluses back into our local communities, to make East Lothian a better, healthier and enjoyable place to live and visit.

However, being a Charitable Leisure Trust is not all about finances, we are committed to:

  • Increasing activity participation levels across all ages and abilities
  • Supporting, encouraging and motivating our communities to become more active
  • Delivering high quality services and experiences for our customers and user groups
  • Continually improving our facilities, services and customer experiences
  • Reducing wherever possible our environmental impact
  • Being open to change and continuous improvement
  • Developing and rewarding our people

enjoy's priority is to positively promote our services and the value participation in physical activity brings to families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. 

We conduct our business activity ethically, pledging a socially inclusive approach to ensure equality of opportunity for all, and we openly value diversity so that everyone can enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of participating in sporting, leisure and physical activity.

Since its launch in 2009, enjoyleisure has professionally, progressively and in collaboration with our communities, had an enormous impact on tens of thousands of individuals, groups, clubs and our community as we strive to improve their lives for the better.

In essence 'enjoyleisure' is an organisation that is here for you.  We could not exist or invest in our local East Lothian communities without your ongoing support.


Our Vision

'enjoyleisure' aims to improve lives by inspiring active living. 

It is our mission to enrich the physical and mental wellbeing of our communities, by putting people at the heart of everything we do.


How do we do this? 

  • We provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy recreational facilities in East Lothian, with the objective of improving their conditions of life.
  • We manage a wide range of Sports & Leisure venues, indoor and outdoor, including 6 Sports Centres, 5 Swimming Pools, a Leisure Pool, Indoor Climbing Wall, Outdoor Athletics Arena, 2 Golf Courses (Musselburgh Old Links, and Winterfield, Dunbar), over 50 grass and synthetic pitch facilities, and in the summer months, recreational putting greens, grass bowls and tennis facilities.   
  • We develop and create our own recreational coached activity programmes including, learn to swim, gymnastics, climbing, active tots, athletics, tennis, and badminton coaching.  Each of these programmes, where possible, are linked to their Official Scottish Sporting Body and local sports clubs of the same activity to create development pathways for both competitive and non-competitive athletes.
  • We contribute to advancing the wellbeing of the inhabitants of and visitors to East Lothian through our wide ranging fitness class activity programme, Bodyworks Gyms and Swimming Pool programmes.
  • In conjunction with East Lothian Council, enjoyleisure administers an "Access to Leisure" membership scheme, providing local residents on low income or disability benefits the opportunity to engage in physcial activity at concessionary rates.  There are also a number of other cost saving membership offerings to promote frequent and regular use.
  • Via our partnership links with Macmillan Cancer Support, we provide a Macmillan Move More programme for the benefit of individuals living with and beyond cancer in East Lothian to engage in gentle exercise and movement classes.  Each class finishes with some tea and biscuits, so not only do the sessions provide physical activity, but social, emotional and mental wellbeing support for those who need it (or just enjoy a cup of tea!) 
  • We have strong links with local Schools providing access for both public and private educational facilities, so children of all ages and abilities are able to engage in sporting activities.
  • We provide sports halls, dance studios, pitches and pavilions for local sports clubs and community organistions to host their training sessions, competitions, matches, dance rehersals, theatre productions and community meetings. 
  • We also frequently provide local support to our township communities at events, fundraisers, gala days and more!

enjoyleisure is very much at the beating heart of every community. 
Encouraging everyone to enjoy being physically active. 
Inspiring you to "enjoy leisure" in East Lothian.

enjoyleisure in East Lothian
It's local.  It's fun.  It's for everyone!


Board of Directors

Alongside the Executive Management Team, enjoy has a Board of (volunteer) Directors, and is regulated by Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR.  With over 300 employees, we are also one of the largest employers in the county too!

enjoy’s Board of Directors are responsible for guiding strategy, bringing support, contributing knowledge to the management team and ensuring due governance.

The Board can consist of up to 12 directors, of which a maximum of 4 can be appointed by East Lothian Council (Councillors).   The other 8 can be appointed from; and should be representative of East Lothian; and/or independent representatives with skills to assist the company in carrying out its objectives.

All positions are voluntary, and are appointed for a 5-year period.

Current Board Members

Virginia Heggie Community Representative (Chair)
Vacant Community Representative (Vice-Chair)
Colin McGinn East Lothian Council Representative
John McMillan East Lothian Council Representative
Lee-Anne Menzies East Lothian Council Representative
Brooke Ritchie East Lothian Council Representative
Mike Donoghue Community Representative
Chris Lawson Community Representative
Phil Spencer Community Representative
Lesley Sutherland Community Representative
Jon Turvil Community Representative


enjoy has sub-committees to provide additional guidance and support in key areas.

  • Finance & Risk Sub-Committee
  • People Sub-Committee
  • Business Development Sub-Committee


Management Team

Senior Management Team:
The Senior Management Team are based within the enjoyleisure Head Office:
enjoyleisure Head Office, Musselburgh Sports Centre, Newbigging, Musselburgh, EH21 7AS

T: 0131 653 5200    E:

Bill Axon Chief Executive
Ian Sills Head of Operations & Transformation
Suzanne Mills  Head of Finance
Audrey Murray  Head of Business Development 
Colin Sturrock Head of HR & People Development
Brian Bogie Operation Compliance Manager
Steven Williams Marketing & Communications Manager

Service Managers:
The Service Managers are based within the Sports Centres in their respective areas.

Liam Mowat Service Manager North Berwick North Berwick Sports Centre
Martin Cameron Service Manager Musselburgh Musselburgh Sports Centre
Craig Lamb Service Manager Haddington Aubigny Sports Centre
Jennifer Swan Service Manager Tranent Loch Centre
Lara McLaren Service Manager Prestonpans (Temporary) Meadowmill Sports Centre
Carol Tait Service Manager Dunbar Dunbar Leisure Pool



Enjoy East Lothian Ltd

Enjoy East Lothian Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, registered with Companies House on 10/03/2009, Company No. SC356338, Scottish Charity Registration No. SC040527.

Download: Articles of Association

Registered Office:
Enjoy East Lothian Ltd, enjoyleisure Head Office, Musselburgh Sports Centre, Newbigging, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7AS

Company Secretary: Bill Axon


Enjoy East Lothian Trading

Enjoy East Lothian Trading is the commerical wing of Enjoy East Lothian Ltd.  Any income generated on behalf of Enjoy East Lothian Trading is reinvested into the Charitable Trust.

Download: Articles of Association.