25th Apr, 2018

450 jobs to be created at gym clothing brand's new Solihull headquarters

‘UP to 450 jobs’ are set to be created at the new Solihull-based headquarters of a national gym clothing company.

Gymshark, a fitness apparel brand, opened a 42,000 square foot facility in the Blythe Valley Park in Shirley on Monday (April 9).

The company says its HQ has the capacity for up to 450 new positions, with 150 new employees in the first 12 months.

Gymshark says it is on course to hit £100million turnover this year, having served more than 1.2 million customers in 177 countries worldwide and processed over 2.3 million orders to date.

Since its inception in 2012, the company has grown from humble beginnings in founder Ben Francis’ parents’ garage in Birmingham.

The new office space will offer employees an onsite cinema, yoga studios and treatment rooms.

Steve Hewitt, Gymshark’s chief executive, said: “GSHQ marks a key moment in the company’s history.

“Gymshark has and will continue to dedicate itself to creating truly inspirational fitness clothing.

“Not only will GSHQ create further jobs for the Midlands and UK economies, it also ensures the company remains at the top of its game, delivering high-quality, market-leading products to its global customer base, time and time again.

“We are proud of our Birmingham roots and strive to be a catalyst in the city’s ongoing transformation – starting with the launch of GSHQ.”

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