Hounslow's Sports and Community Development Team has achieved an 'excellent' rating in a tough assessment by Sport England's leading national quality scheme, Quest.
Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best active communities teams in the UK.
In order to achieve Quest Plus, Hounslow's Sports and Community Development Team went through a two-year process, with a two-day assessment in year one and a one-day review in year two.
Chris Jones, Group Sports and Community Development Manager said: "We are very proud to be recognised as an excellent sports development team. This is a fantastic achievement and a real team effort. Quest is much more than a tick-box exercise; it is an ongoing programme to improve our service, and a great way to demonstrate our achievements."
Quest's operations director, Caroline Constantine,said: "Quest Plus is a step up from the entry level Quest and as such it is a more demanding process. By meeting Quest's high standards for excellent active communities teams, Hounslow's Sports and Community Development Team has shown its commitment to providing quality service to its community. In these challenging times it is more important than ever that local sports development teams can demonstrate their value, and Quest helps them do just that."