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26th Oct, 2021

Bromsgrove man who co-founded Gymshark named UK’s best entrepreneur

Harry Leach 12th Dec, 2020

GYMSHARK co-founder and Bromsgrove lad Ben Francis was named the UK’s best entrepreneur this year.

The 28-year-old is the youngest-ever winner of the EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

He was praised for growing the Solihull-based business which was valued at over $1billion earlier this year.

Based on the value, Mr Francis’ stake in Gymshark is worth a whopping £700m.

When receiving the award, he said: “We are so fortunate to be alive during a time when there is so much change and opportunity.

“Gymshark is an example that you can do something unique and special.

“I think we’re going to be looking to entrepreneurs to lead the way, to redefine the future in this new world that we’re going to find ourselves in as things hopefully return back to normal.

“It’s more important now than ever that people are pushing, starting new businesses and trying new things.”

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