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Esporta slims down and sheds excess weight to get back in the black

Esporta's new chief executive, Maurice Kelly, has announced that the company is cutting 100 jobs and plans to out source non core activities such as food and beverage facilities as part of a move aimed at saving £4.2m over the next year.

The company hit the red last year as a result of poor trading and write-downs on the value of four of its clubs. While turnover was up 26 per cent, operating profits fell by 36 per cent and pre-tax profits fell from £10.7m to £4.5m.

The food and beverage operation currently employs 600 people and incurs losses of £0.5m a year.

Compass Group is tipped as the most likely to take over the running of Esporta's bar and restaurant operations.

Chairman John Grieves said; '2001 was a difficult year for the group, we failed to meet our own expectations. Following the profits warning in October, the Board took immediate remedial action … and a thorough overhaul of operations was commenced.'

Mr Kelly's appointment and subsequent review has already led to a growth in membership; national advertising campaigns have been scrapped to concentrate on marketing to customers in locals areas and responsibility has been given to managers for recruiting members at their own gyms and they can alter joining fees accordingly. Mr Kelly said that these measures had already led to 'superb' new joiners figures in January and February.

Esporta currently has 41 fitness centres in the UK and Europe with 182,000 members.

Esporta's new chief executive, Maurice Kelly, has announced that the company is cutting 100 jobs and plans to out source non core activities such as food and beverage facilities as part of a move aimed at saving £4.2m over the next year.
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News

Esporta slims down and sheds excess weight to get back in the black

Esporta's new chief executive, Maurice Kelly, has announced that the company is cutting 100 jobs and plans to out source non core activities such as food and beverage facilities as part of a move aimed at saving £4.2m over the next year.

The company hit the red last year as a result of poor trading and write-downs on the value of four of its clubs. While turnover was up 26 per cent, operating profits fell by 36 per cent and pre-tax profits fell from £10.7m to £4.5m.

The food and beverage operation currently employs 600 people and incurs losses of £0.5m a year.

Compass Group is tipped as the most likely to take over the running of Esporta's bar and restaurant operations.

Chairman John Grieves said; '2001 was a difficult year for the group, we failed to meet our own expectations. Following the profits warning in October, the Board took immediate remedial action … and a thorough overhaul of operations was commenced.'

Mr Kelly's appointment and subsequent review has already led to a growth in membership; national advertising campaigns have been scrapped to concentrate on marketing to customers in locals areas and responsibility has been given to managers for recruiting members at their own gyms and they can alter joining fees accordingly. Mr Kelly said that these measures had already led to 'superb' new joiners figures in January and February.

Esporta currently has 41 fitness centres in the UK and Europe with 182,000 members.

Esporta's new chief executive, Maurice Kelly, has announced that the company is cutting 100 jobs and plans to out source non core activities such as food and beverage facilities as part of a move aimed at saving £4.2m over the next year.
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Editor's letter
It’s another sign that the health club sector globally is still in its infancy, with untrodden territory still to be had
HCM Magazine
Statistics
This year’s edition of the IHRSA Global Report which addresses performance from 2020, is a valuable record of the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, creating a benchmark from which to understand the recovery. Kristen Walsh reports for HCM
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HCM People
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FitnessOnDemand launches new live-streaming feature for all fitness clubs and their members
FitnessOnDemand (FOD) [IHRSA BOOTH 1509] the leader in on-demand content from the world’s most innovative fitness brands and celebrity trainers, this month introduces a new platform evolution for all club operators and their customers.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
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Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
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Company profiles
Company profile: miha bodytec
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Company profile: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
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Diary dates
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