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Who we are

Enable Leisure and Culture is a not-for-profit organisation, company no. 09487276, and registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1172345). We provide leisure and cultural services for the benefit of local communities, and as an organisation, we are committed to ‘doing things differently’, putting health, wellbeing and community at the centre of everything we do.

We believe everyone can live a healthier, happier life through leisure and cultural activities. We’re passionate about what we do and have the experience and knowledge, to deliver innovative leisure and cultural services.

Our aim is to enrich lives and strengthen communities through leisure and culture.

We are proud to manage a diverse portfolio of public services on behalf of Wandsworth Council.


Our values

Commitment – Innovation – Collaboration – Knowledge

We have a genuine desire and integrity to make a difference in people’s lives, through our commitment to the communities we work with, our innovative ways to develop in an ever changing environment, our collaborative partnerships, and our in-depth knowledge across all areas of our work.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Enable Leisure and Culture is committed to corporate social responsibility, addressing the ethics of our activities and business sustainability. We recognise that our organisation’s activities impact on society, the environment and the economy.

We focus on the rights and wellbeing of our employees and other workers, as well as attempting to maximise the positive impact of our activities on the community.

We already work closely with schools and community organisations in Wandsworth to encourage and support accessible and affordable sports, leisure and cultural activities, contributing the health and wellbeing of local people.

Ian Mitchell, Managing Director

Ian was born and raised in Bromley, south London and then moved on to spend some time in Essex, Buckinghamshire and Kent.  He has worked in and around London for the last 25 years, leading several charitable organisations within the Leisure, health and cultural sector.  During his career he has been fortunate to take his passion for community wellbeing and engagement over to Europe and further afield.

He joined Enable Leisure & Culture in 2018 to support the organisation to improve and enrich Wandsworth lives, something he is very passionate about and which gets him out of bed in the morning!  He is passionate about the Wandsworth area and feels very privileged to be working alongside such enthusiastic and dedicated people in the borough.

Ian is a proud father of four amazing children and grandfather of two energetic boys! As you can imagine that keeps him very busy when not in the office.


Board of trustees

Enable’s Board of Trustees was formally constituted by 1 October 2015. The Board meet four times a year. Our Board members are:

Clare Frankl-Bertram

Clare is a local resident and a retired architect. She is chair of the Friends of Putney School of Art and Design and is Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Chris Baillieu

Chris is a Putney resident, qualified in law, and an Olympic medal-winning rower. Chris serves on a number of other bodies, largely concerned with sport.


Mark Pearson

Mark is a procurement professional for a local authority and lives in Kent.


Emmalina Cohen

Emmalina is a human resources consultant and GB representative sports woman. She lives in west London.

Guy Humphries
Guy is a Southfields resident and Councillor, and is the local authority representative on the Board.

Dawn Watkins

Dawn has strong links to the borough and over 12 years’ experience within the commercial activities environment.  She lives in Surrey.

Michael Percy

Michael is an experienced charity trustee, NED & international financial professional, and lives in Battersea.

Neil Blackley

Neil is the employee trustee and brings a wealth of valuable experience to the board. He lives in south London.