This Bristol firm provides training services to the leisure, fitness and hospitality industries. Clients include the Hilton hotel group, gyms and individuals wanting to work in these industries, as well as the Department for Work and Pensions, which uses Lifetime to train disadvantaged youths before employment. In April the business acquired a rival to increase its reach across Britain, and in August it bought a training company offering child and social-care courses. Founded by former fitness instructor Heather Frankham, the company’s sales have grown by 85% a year, from £2.7m in 2007 to £16.8m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank33
CompanyLifetime
ActivityTraining provider
LocationBristol
Annual sales rise over 3 years84.67%
Latest sales £000s*16,815
Staff178
Founded1995
Websitewww.lifetimehf.co.uk

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