100 jobs plus £1 million investment bounces into Harold Hill
When Andrew Lester and his fellow directors were looking for a site for the first Jump Evolution Trampoline Centre an industrial unit in Harold Hill proved to be their first choice. Now following an investment of more than £1 million the impressive premises is open to the public, having been converted from an industrial warehouse in just 12 weeks.
Andrew said: “This is the first of five Jump Evolution centres we intend opening in the next few years so it was important we got the right location. “Harold Hill has excellent transport links. We are right on the A12 which gives easy access to the M25 and A127, bus routes are close by giving easy access to Harold Wood station, which will soon have Crossrail making it easy for people to reach us.
“We’ve already recruited 80 staff, most from the RM postcode area, with 20 more to join us as the centre grows more popular. “I’m really impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm of the team, many of whom are young people, as they have come in when off-duty to help make sure that everything is in place for our launch.”
The centre can accommodate 175 jumpers at any one time along with spectators on the ground and mezzanine floors, each of which has a café.
Safety is a priority with each jumper having to watch a safety video before being allowed onto a trampoline or into the foam pits.
Amy Storrar age 17 of Harold Wood – “This is my first job. I have been trampolining with Recoil Twisters at Brentwood and completed a coaching course so this is my dream job as I love trampolining. It’s really exciting to be involved right from the start and to be part of a nice friendly team.”
Charlie Smith, age 18 of Hornchurch – “I worked part-time at Tesco before taking this job but that was boring. This job is really exciting. I used to trampolining at Central Park Leisure Centre and at Sacred Heart School so can use that experience in my job.”
Lewis Stevens age 16 of Harold Hill – “Before starting here I’ve worked at McDonalds and also doing market research but they were just to earn money. I love trampolining having been part of the Storm Elite Club at Hall Mead School in Upminster and also at Harold Hill Leisure Centre. The difference in this job is that everyone has enthusiasm and it’s great to come to work.”
Why trampoline? Trampolining:
• Stimulates your metabolism
• Increases oxygen capacity
• Improves your sense of balance
• Increases oxygen circulation to tissues
• Improves the circulation of the lymph through the lymph glands
• Strengthens the heart (Cardiovascular health)
• Increases energy and sense of vitality
• Firms and tones the muscles
More information can be found at www.jumpevolution.co.uk/