PureGym has more than 200 sites open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all offer low-cost membership and onsite personal trainers without tying members to fixed-term contracts. The company’s 2015 acquisition of all 43 LA Fitness gyms, in a £74m deal, helped lift profits to £37m in 2017. Last November, chief executive Humphrey Cobbold, 53, led a buyout backed by American private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, which acquired a majority stake. The deal valued the Leeds-based group at more than £600m.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank56
CompanyPureGym
ActivityGym operator
LocationLeeds
Annual profit growth69.17%
Latest profits £000s*37,062
Latest sales £000s*198,032
Staff833
Founded2008
Websitewww.puregym.com

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