Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Gymshark is a fitness apparel & accessories brand
  • Year established:
    2012
  • Website:
    http://gymshark.com
  • Contact
    • GSHQ, Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 8AB

About Gymshark

Gymshark are a fitness apparel and accessories brand, manufacturer & online retailer based in the UK. The company is supported by over three million highly-engaged social media followers and customers in 131 countries.

Teenager Ben Francis and his high-school friends set up Gymshark in 2012 in a garage, and are now one of the fastest growing and most recognisable brands in fitness.

Gymshark’s core values, which are shared amongst staff and management, are progression, vision and family. These values are present in everything Gymshark do.

As a company in the fitness industry, Gymshark promote employee wellbeing by providing free, healthy breakfast and fruit everyday. The majority of Gymshark employees attend the gym themselves, and are offered a free sports massage one day per week.

Team members at Gymshark are regularly treated to lavish events. Previous trips have included lunch on a deluxe river cruiser, drinks and a barbecue at Kensington Roof Gardens and overnight accommodation at the high-end South Bank hotel.


What is it like to work for Gymshark

Leadership
Leadership
Steve Hewitt still knows every person's name, despite a recruitment rate of approximately 10 people per month to reach a current headcount exceeding 220. He makes a point of walking around the office and engaging with every team daily.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Their most recent team development session involved setting up four teams of approximately six cross-functional managers per team. Their challenge was to set up inclusive social extracurricular clubs for the organisation, with a budget of £10,000.
My Company
My Company
The ‘Playbook’ shares the company’s mission and values and is at the heart of all communication, with every person having their own copy. Elements of the Playbook are always visible around the organisation on television screens, posters and laptops.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Staff:

    223

  • Earning £35,000+:

    25%

  • Average Age:

    26

  • Male : Female:

    48% / 52%

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