Created in 2012 by Ben Francis and a group of his friends, GYMSHARK is a fitness apparel and accessories brand, manufacturer and online retailer based in the United Kingdom. The company’s use of social media influencers during its first years has been the key to its success.

The brand is supported by millions of engaged social media followers and customers in 131 countries. It is one of the great entrepreneurial success stories of the UK fashion industry. Its sales tripled to £40.5m in the year to July 2018 and is said to be on course for sales of £200m this year.

Company Information
Annual Sales:

Reported to be on course for £200m in 2019

Segments / Shopping Categories:

menswear; womenswear; activewear; accessories

Parent Company/Key Investors:

Part Owned by Ben Francis, with some investors gained through crowdfunding.

Number of Countries Shipped To: Approx 130
Key Countries Shipped To:

UK; EU; Australia; Canada; China; Japan; India

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
Blythe Valley Park, 3 Central Boulevard, Solihull B90 8AB
Website Traffic: 7.19M visitors on desktop & mobile web from approx.
Key Executives
Founder: Ben Francis
Chief Executive:

Steve Hewitt

Buying Director: Craig Alsop
Design Director: Noel Mack (Chief Creative Officer)
Marketing Director: Amy Bott
HR Director: Dave Parry (Chief People Officer)
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