Carlton Associates is one of the UK's leading providers of educational, training and consultancy support to the leisure, catering and hospitality industries.Action Line


  • Education & Training

    Carlton Associates delivers training courses for many bodies. The principal brand of qualifications that we offer, is the PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & LEISURE MANAGEMENT ACADEMY suite of qualifications, as they represent the most up to date and applicable to the industry.

  • Best Practice Advice

    There are many laws that control how facilities operate, but there are also very specific best practice recommendations offered to the operators within the industry. Carlton Associates can provide the application of that advice.

  • Project Management

    Carlton Associates acts as an independent, industry-experienced advisor to architects, contractors, builders, etc., when new or refurbishment projects are being considered.

  • Document Compilation

    The tendency of organisations to out-source some activities, means the Carlton Associates can produce the documentation needed to meet legislative and best practice requirements.

  • Condition Surveys

    Much of the building stock within the UK leisure industry is ageing, and whereas we provide advice on new builds and refurbishments, Carlton Associatescan also report on the overall condition of facilities.

  • Compliance Audits

    The industry’s lead bodies have worked hard over many years to produce standards, and also incorporate new legislation. Carlton Associates can audit an operator’s compliance with those standards, including advice on how best to apply legislative requirements.

  • Risk Assessment

    A full risk assessment is a legal requirement, and whereas many operators have undertaken this, there is a significant number that are looking for help to ensure that their assessments are complete, and cover the complete operation.



Carlton Associates Ltd are delighted to be able to support Bethan Whiteman.

Bethan is 15 years old, and lives in Mansfield and trains every day at Coventry Ice Rink.  She has just achieved her highest ranking of 8th in the Junior Ladies (under 19’s)  national rankings, a position that she is hoping to improve on, at the UK National Championships at Sheffield.  In September, Beth skated really well for GB in a club competition in Finland, finishing top of the British girls that attended. After that, a fantastic performance at the Deeside Open, in October, all helped her to achieve her highest national ranking.  Bethan has skated at some of the most prestigious commercial Ice Galas, throughout Britain and in Europe. Without doubt, in Winter Sports, not only do potential internationals have to fund themselves, they also have to travel vast distances, just to train, and work with their coaches. If you, or your organisation would like to help to support this young athlete, please contact Mike at Carlton Associates Ltd.