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Leeds-based PureGym was founded in 2008 by Peter Roberts, 68, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the leisure sector. His idea was to develop a chain of gyms in the UK along the lines of a format that was becoming popular in America and Germany. PureGym offers low-cost memberships, with no fixed-term contracts, and its gyms are open around the clock. The company runs 51 fitness centres, with sales this year of £30.6m. US private equity firm CCMP bought a majority stake in May for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank23
CompanyPureGym
ActivityGym operator
LocationLeeds
Annual sales rise over 3 years111.98%
Latest sales £000s30,636
Staff107
Founded2008
Websitewww.puregym.com

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