Most of PureGym’s 165 sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer low-cost memberships with no fixed-term contracts. Peter Roberts, 71, founded the Leeds company in 2008 and sold a majority stake to American private equity firm CCMP in 2013. After buying LA Fitness’s 43 gyms in 2015, in a deal worth £74m, the company became the UK’s largest gym operator, helping sales grow 82% last year. Under the leadership of chief executive Humphrey Cobbold, 51, the group plans to raise £190m by listing on the London Stock Exchange this month.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank225
CompanyPureGym
ActivityGym operator
LocationLeeds
Sales £m125.2
Operating profit £m13.5
Main shareholders

CCMP (>50%), Management (<50%)

Staff960
Founded2008
Websitewww.puregym.com

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