In the lead up to the launch of The Belgravia Leisure Census, launching Monday, October 2nd, Amber Hughes – our Regional Manager Northern NSW, QLD & NT and a person who identifies as living with a disability – is well aware of its significance as a huge step forward for the company.
Having worked in various roles with Belgravia Leisure for a total of nine years, it means a lot to Amber to be a part of a team that is inclusive and supportive, allowing her to thrive and be the best version of herself at work. Ultimately, Amber says, “I can achieve more when I’m supported in the workplace”.
Amber continued, “To do that, we need to get an understanding of how different or alike we all are, no matter where we come from or how we were raised. The census will give us a clearer picture of who we are, and that, in my opinion, can only be a good thing”.
Amber originally got into the industry as a PT to help people achieve their health and fitness goals. However, her ambition these days is to give customers and staff the best experience she can. Her passions include health and fitness to stay motivated and healthy, always being true to herself and her family and helping, empowering and motivating others to be the best version of themselves.
As well as being proud of recent award wins at First Sun Holiday Park and Suffolk Park, Amber is also motivated by watching the impact her teams have made in some of the remote communities they work in… “largely by teaching kids how to swim that may not of have otherwise had the opportunity if Belgravia Leisure weren’t managing those sites”.
Additionally, Amber is also very proud of the team she works with.
“My team all work together and support each other; whether they are a Park Manager or a Leisure Venue Manager, it makes no difference as the willingness to help each other is there.
“My favourite thing is seeing our guests or customers leaving our sites with a smile and having had a great experience. I love the everyday challenges in my role, no day is ever the same.”
Amber believes that to create an accepting and thriving workplace… “we need to always bring our human side to work and be empathetic, and also understand that we are all different and have different ways of working; we need to fair and kind. At the end of the day, it’s all about treating others how you would expect to be treated – that way, we can just be human and don’t have to pretend to be someone we are not. Accepted just the way we are”.
Amber would love to continue to grow her portfolio and work towards being the next State Manager, bringing the strong values of inclusivity and acceptance along with her.
The Belgravia Leisure Census is a chance for us all to have a say in order to help Belgravia Leisure better understand who we are as a business and how we can all work together towards making improvements to better reflect the communities in which we operate our venues and provide programs.
The census will launch on Monday Ocotber 2nd, so please don’t miss your chance to raise awareness of the wonderful diversity among us here at Belgravia Leisure.
- Learn more about The Belgravia Leisure Census and how we’re working toward building a more diverse and inclusive future at Belgravia Leisure here.