#017: Peter Roberts
“It’s quite difficult being a pioneer”
In this episode we’re very excited to chat with an amazing guest, Peter Roberts, founder of Britain's largest gym chain, PureGym.
Peter states himself, that he’s come from a family of entrepreneurs and his entrepreneurial ventures have always been borne out of frustration that others were not doing things, or were not doing it right.
Peter started his business in the leisure sector, which he launched in the 70’s after becoming a qualified chartered surveyor, he then moved onto Langdale Estate where he built 120 holiday lodges and from there, moved onto Nightclubs. In 2009 he founded PureGym, which quickly grew into Britain's largest gym chain with membership of around 900,000 and plans to open 300 locations by 2020.
After years of planning, hard work and growth, Pure Gym was acquired in November 2017, at a valuation of £600 million!
This is an absolute must listen for all entrepreneurs, no matter where you are on your journey!
In this episode we discuss:
Having a global understanding
Learning how to differentiate
Selecting the right people to help you realise your vision
Planning for an exit
And as always, plenty more...
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