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This health club operator closed all its 123 European clubs for nearly four months during the pandemic and introduced virtual workouts. Outdoor classes were available at its clubs from mid-July, and they reopened fully later that month. Fees for its 660,000 members were suspended during lockdown. Founded by Lloyd, a former professional tennis player, in 1982, the Hertfordshire group sold a majority stake to private equity firm TDR in 2013 for a reported £750m. Before the pandemic it was expanding in Europe under chief executive Glenn Earlam, 55.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank20
CompanyDavid Lloyd Leisure
ActivityHealth club operator
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m519.5*
Operating profit £m74.2*
Main shareholdersTDR Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff5,668
Founded1982
Websitewww.davidlloyd.co.uk

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