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Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne, 71, warned in July that he might have to close his 11 health clubs in Scotland for good, putting 600 jobs at risk, if local lockdown restrictions were not eased by the end of August. He said he was “very pleased” when the Scottish government brought forward its plans for gyms to reopen on August 31. Bannatyne launched his eponymous brand in 1996, and now runs more than 70 UK health clubs, plus seven hotel and spa venues.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank200
CompanyBannatyne Group
ActivityGym and spa operator
LocationDarlington
Sales £m127.5
Operating profit £m21.7
Main shareholdersDuncan Bannatyne, (97%), family (3%)
Staff3,230
Founded1996
Websitewww.bannatyne.co.uk

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