SGIA - Sporting Goods Industry Asscociation - To promote, develop & protect

History of the PPA

The PPA was launched at LIW in 2005. A new breed of play operator was gaining a foothold in the indoor play market and it became apparent that an association was required to facilitate this industries development. With already 3 trade associations in the play sectors under its umbrella the FSPA launched the Play Providers Association.

Inaugural Meeting

The first meeting of the association took place in March 2006, where leading operators gathered at Federation House to discuss the role and direction of the PPA. A benefits package was established specific to the requirements of indoor operators and the membership of the PPA began to grow.

In the summer of 2006, the PPA ran its first series of regional meetings which have proved a popular forum for operators to come together and share best practice

In early 2008, the PPA met with key officials from the DCSF. With the huge investment in outdoor play by the government, the PPA felt that indoor operators and the facilities that they offer wernt being utilised fully and discussions have continued with key government personel and other related organisations. In July 2008, the PPA secured its 100th member and relaunched its website, to increase its benefit to the sector.

Key Dates

Sept 05

 Official Launch at Leisure Industry Week

March 06 

 Inaugural Meeting of Members and 1st PPA Exec Established

June 06

 First Regional operators meeting at Mister Twisters- Follingsbury Park

Sept 06

 Neil Scott elected as PPA Chairman at AGM and membership hits 50

Sept 07

 Membership grows by 20% at LIW with PPA seminars a big hit

March 08  

 1st PPA activity with Disney

April 08

 PPA meets with DCSF, and inputs into the APPG for Play

July 08

 Little Monkey's Hull becomes the PPA's 100th Member

Sept 08

 Successfully hosts the first PPA ASPIRE Awards and Janice Dunphy elected as chair

Dec 08

 Joins Business4Life & submits proposal to DH reference supporting Change4Life

 

PPA Locator 

How to Join

 
 
Play Providers Association, Rural Innovation Centre, Unit 169 - Avenue H, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG
Tel +44 (0)24 7641 4999 :: carol@sportsandplay.com