International Track 200

Part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, Virgin Active operates 131 overseas health clubs around the world serving more than half a million members. The company operates three clubs in Portugal, four in Australia, eight in Spain, 24 in Italy and 92 across South Africa. In August 2011, private equity firm CVC Capital Partners acquired a controlling stake, which valued the company at £900m. Led by chief executive Matthew Bucknall, Virgin Active’s international sales have grown by 21% a year from £194.6m in 2009 to £286.5m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank198
CompanyVirgin Active
ActivityHealth club operator
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa21.33%
International sales £000s*286,500
Total sales £000s*536,200
Staff11,090
Founded1999
Websitewww.virginactive.co.uk

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