It was fantastic to see Tumbles Academy of Gymnastics back up and running again this week!
The brand new Olympic-standard gymnastics facility, which first opened just a month before lockdown last year, has reopened.
Tumbles, which offers fun classes and squad coaching, occupies a 5,000 sq. ft unit which has been fitted out with Olympic standard gymnastics equipment and flooring as well as a preschool gymnasium, café and party area.
Owners Gemma Scott, a former Scottish National Coach, and Donna Maclean, a former World and European Champion, have always had ambitious plans to expand the Academy and take on their very own premises.
In February 2020, after 3 ½ years based at a school in Newton-le-Willows, they opened their own premises at Moss Industrial Estate just before Covid arrived, forcing them to shut down.
During lockdown, classes moved online six days a week while the newly renovated facility stood empty but Gemma and Donna are really excited to be back and picking the Academy up where they left off last year and they have lots of exciting plans ahead.
Gemma said: “We are really excited to finally launch the Academy from our very own building, which is fitted out to a very high spec. Our viewing area and café never quite opened last year but we have made a few Covid adjustments and have installed a live feed so that parents can watch their children in class without having to leave their seats.
“Our new unit is perfect for us as it gives us the space to grow the Academy and invest in and store our equipment. Plus, it’s really accessible for the local community. We can now focus on building the Academy and doing what we do best, inspiring people through gymnastics."
Gemma and Donna are supported by a team of ten coaches, including World Tumbling Champion, Rachael Letsche, who run a wide range of classes at the Academy, for all ages and abilities.
They also offer specialist classes, such as Ninja Gymnastics and Gymfusion. They have also started offering specific disability sessions and are making some adaptations to the centre to make it more disability friendly. ... See MoreSee Less
It was great to welcome 6x National Youth Boxing Champion Olivia Holmes to Moss Industrial Estate recently.
We have sponsored Olivia for almost two years and will continue to support so that she can continue to train at Rotunda ABC in Liverpool every single day and purchase the specialist food and equipment she needs.
Olivia is currently training for two assessments for the GB squad and will be competing in the ABA National Elite Championships later this year.
We wish Olivia every success and we’ll be cheering her on from Moss Industrial Estate. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your continued support always grateful🙌🏼
We were really pleased to welcome LPD Electrical to its new premises at Moss Industrial Estate last week.
The independent electrical wholesaler was previously based in a much smaller unit at the back of the industrial estate but, after years of steady growth, it has now moved to a very prominent and much larger 4,000 sq ft unit directly on St. Helens Road, at the main entrance of the estate.
The move offers its domestic and trade customers greater accessibility with on site parking as well as a much larger range of products.
The business was founded in Leigh in 1997 and offers a wealth of electrical and wiring products to commercial and industrial customers, as well as to the general public. It also operates branches in Southport and Old Trafford.
Vincent Priest, founder and managing director, said: “Our new unit is much bigger and brighter than our old unit and it is extremely visible. We have had so many people dropping in asking if we are a new business, because they have never seen us before. We now have a huge front counter to serve our customers and we can display more stock out front, as well as a much larger range of goods in our warehouse area.
“This move will be really good for us and has come at an ideal time. We have a very strong local customer base, but we can also deliver right across the UK. Our new unit is not only very visible but is much easier for our customers to drop in as we now have fantastic parking facilities too.
“Moss Industrial Estate has a brilliantly diverse range of businesses, and we supply to other tenants too. There is fantastic security here and the site is well maintained. I’m very proud of how far we have come, and the future is certainly looking bright.” ... See MoreSee Less
Now that the sun is shining, have you considered cycling to work?
We have installed a brand new bike store near the entrance to the industrial estate where you can lock your bike and maybe take a ride around Pennington Flash in your lunch break?
Would you consider cycling to work or bringing your bike with you and taking advantage of the nearby cycle network during the summer? ... See MoreSee Less