The Gym’s John Treharne wins BVCA ‘CEO of the Year’ regional award

We are delighted  to share the news that The Gym, one of Bridges Ventures’ investee companies, has received yet another prestigious industry recognition. John Treharne, the company’s chief executive, has been named “CEO of the Year in the South East” by the BVCA Management Team Awards that celebrates the achievements of companies backed by private equity.

John was named winner of South East region in recognition to the success he and his team have achieved in growing the company over the years and particularly in 2012. The Gym’s first site opened in 2008 in Hounslow and today it operates from 36 locations across the UK.

The Gym provides low-cost health and fitness facilities in purpose-built gyms which are open 24 hours and located mainly in underserved areas.  With memberships starting from as little as £11.99 per month, over 40% of user are first-time gym-goers.

This latest award follows a number of prestigious industry recognitions to John and his team, including The Gym’s inclusion in the latest Sunday Times Fast Track 100 as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. In addition, the Sunday Times also named The Gym as one of the 100 best small companies to work for, giving the company a Three Star Accreditation for being an ‘extraordinary’ employer.

John has been instrumental to the success of the business, working closely with the Bridges’ team from the concept stage. We are delighted he has received this much deserved award in recognition to his hard work and commitment to the business.

The national winners will be announced in July 13. You can find more information about the awards here.