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JLA Supporting the Legacy

Having been inspired like most of the nation by last years Olympic Games, JLA have identified with the message that has evolved, which is ‘the games are about The Legacy they create’.

Over recent months, we have explored various avenues in which we could help support the legacy, and following discussions with members of the London Region of British Gymnastics, JLA are honoured to now be confirmed as the sole sponsor of this years Men’s Gymnastic London Open event.

To give a little background this competition recently celebrated 100 years in existence, and is one of the oldest competitions in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics National calendar. The event is run over three day’s and features competitions for elite U 8 to U 16 national gymnasts, and culminates with the senior competition featuring many of the Olympians from last year, such as Max Whitlock and Kristian Thomas who are already confirmed, as well as other national squad members aiming for qualification for next years Commonwealth Games.

We genuinely believe this event provides the opportunity to support a sport that is clearly on the rise and embodies many of the values that we as a business encompass, such as hard work, dedication, commitment and dynamism.

We are very proud to be playing our part in supporting the legacy and trust in some way that you can join us and help support it too.

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JLA appointed as Architects on Europe's biggest Holiday Inn Express

The first Holiday Inn Express at London Heathrow Terminal 5, opening in 2011, will be the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe under a franchise agreement signed by IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Crimson Hotels Group. JLA have been appointed as the Architects on the development by Crimson hotels.

Work has started on the property which will have 300 guest rooms, including eight accessible rooms. The first phase of 125 rooms is set to be completed in May 2010. Once the hotel is fully opened in May 2011 it will be the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe. The contemporary bedrooms will incorporate flatscreen LCD TVs. Snacks and complimentary continental breakfast will be available in the hotel's informal café. Business guests will benefit from the hotel's four well-equipped meeting rooms, providing space for up to 80 delegates.

The airport's shuttle service will be available to guests throughout the day for transfers to and from Heathrow's newest terminal.

Kirk Kinsell, president Europe, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said: ”It's great news that we will have Europe's biggest Holiday Inn Express at the world's busiest international airport open in twelve months' time."

Aly Kassam, finance director for Crimson Hotels Group, said: "The hotel will offer business and leisure travellers a great night's sleep and all the facilities they need right by London Heathrow Terminal 5. Once it's finished the hotel will employ around 150 people from the local community."

The Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow Terminal 5 is being redeveloped from an existing 128-room hotel. The redevelopment will include a complete redesign of the building's exterior and will incorporate the contemporary look and feel of the new Holiday Inn Express brand.

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