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January
30
Wednesday
6:45pm
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Dine with founder of Pure Gym: launching, scaling and selling, a British business success story

at Browns Leeds, Leeds City Centre (map)

Who's coming

  • Kate

    Master of all trades and founder, TableCrowd, SilkFred, EIS-SEIS.com

  • Kuljit

    Founder | Online Marketplace | Start-Up, Desi High Street

  • Drahim

    CEO & Co-Founder, Inadash

  • Charlotte

    Fun Founder, Rabble Games

  • Peter
  • Andrew

    Co-founder, Tona

  • Turul +2

    MD, Instant Underwriting

  • Joseph

    Helping tech startups monitor growth via innovation accounting and forecasting

Venue

Browns Leeds

Unit H28 The Light, 70-72 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8EQ
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Peter Roberts is the founder and former CEO of the UK’s largest private gym operator, Pure Gym from 2008 to 2015 and from then to November 2017 was Non-Executive until the company was sold. When Peter launched Pure Gym back in 2008 he wanted to start a business which removed the typical barriers to ‘gym entry’ and to heavily disrupt a market dominated by mid to high end operators. Peter will share all on this fabulous British success story, offering valuable advice to any founder looking to grow and scale their own business.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs and management level.

If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at hello@tablecrowd.com to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!

The dinner conversation will be…
Peter has a long-standing entrepreneurial career rivalled by few and he has a wealth of experience working in the leisure and hospitality sector. He is keen to support fellow entrepreneurs and pass on his knowledge on growing and scaling a business. He is therefore perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ Growing and scaling your own business and the typical mistakes you can avoid.
✓ The importance of finding the right team.
✓ Ignoring the naysayers.
✓ The story of Pure Gym - from disrupting the gym industry, to exit.
Take this opportunity to meet and dine with Peter, to leave with ideas and inspiration for your own business, as well as the opportunity to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you informally over dinner.

Who is Peter Roberts?
Peter Roberts is a serial entrepreneur with a distinguished career in the leisure and hospitality industry. He is founder and former CEO of the UK’s largest private gym operator, Pure Gym, the UK’s leading gym chain and a pioneer of the low cost, high quality fitness experience, now operating over 230 gyms with more than one million members. Peter has sold or IPO’d multiple businesses he’s founded.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.

#MeetandEat

Peter Roberts is a serial entrepreneur with a distinguished career in the leisure and hospitality industry. He was the founder and former CEO of the UK’s largest private gym operator, Pure Gym from 2008 to 2015 and from then to November 2017 was Non-Executive until the Company was sold. PureGym is the UK’s leading gym chain and a pioneer of the low cost, high quality fitness experience, now operating over 230 gyms with more than one million members.

Amongst his earlier ventures were the Langdale Group PLC, a highly successful Resort Company sold to Scottish & Newcastle in 1989. He then set up a nightclub company, Luminar, which was IPO’d in 1998, Countrystyle Inns sold in 1995 and a venture Capital Fund with Lazard Ventures. In 2000 he founded Golden Tulip Hotels (UK), a budget hotel group sold to Whitbread in 2008. In 2015 Peter was named a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

The combination of leadership, development and management roles has evolved in resorts, hotels, nightclubs, pubs and health clubs, with strong links to the venture capital industry. Peter now advises young growth companies in their development and is a Chairman of Teamsport Holdings and Youtility Limited.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.

Our City Ambassador for Leeds, is Kuljit Jagpal, founder of Desi High Street.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com.

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