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Gymshark sells direct to consumers in 180 countries via 13 websites in four languages, an online model that saw sales grow despite lockdowns. Co-founder Ben Francis, 28, set up the Solihull firm in 2012 and — with chief executive Steve Hewitt, 47 — oversaw international sales of £206.1 million in the year to July 2020. In August, they sold a 21 per cent stake to US investors General Atlantic, valuing the company at more than £1 billion. Francis retains a 70 per cent stake.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank59
CompanyGymshark
ActivityOnline fitness clothing brand
LocationSolihull
2-yr av intl sales growth pa59.55%
International sales £000s*206,100
Total sales £000s*260,674
Staff455
Founded2012
Websitewww.gymshark.com

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