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BLK BOX Fitness secures significant equity investment from Cordovan Capital Management

20 Dec 2023
The investment will see Daniel Anderson of Cordovan and experienced investor-director Keith McDermott join BLK BOX’s board of directors / BLK BOX
BLK BOX Fitness, a leading manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment, has announced that it has secured a significant equity investment from Cordovan Capital Management, a Belfast-based private equity firm.

This investment marks an exciting new chapter for BLK BOX, which has been steadily growing its global customer base and expanding its product offerings. The funding will be used to support the company’s continued expansion into new markets, invest in research and development, and enhance its UK-based manufacturing capabilities.

The investment will see Daniel Anderson of Cordovan and experienced investor-director Keith McDermott join BLK BOX’s board of directors.

“This investment from Cordovan will be instrumental in driving our next phase of growth,” said Ben Stocks, Managing Director of BLK BOX. “We are excited to partner with Cordovan and leverage their experience and expertise to further expand our global footprint and develop innovative products that meet the needs of our customers.”

“We are thrilled to welcome BLK BOX to our dynamic and growing portfolio of SMEs,” said Daniel Anderson, a Founding Partner of Cordovan’s investment fund. “The company’s strong track record of growth and its commitment to innovation make it an ideal partner for Cordovan. We are confident that our investment will help BLK BOX achieve its full potential.”

BLK BOX is headquartered in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, and employs over 80 people. The company’s products are sold to a wide range of customers worldwide, including PureGym, Irish Rugby, and Manchester United.
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Tel: 028 9045 4123
Address: 4 Cloughfern Ave, Newtownabbey , Antrim, BT37 0UB, United Kingdom
Gregory Bradley, sales director
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press release: BLK BOX

BLK BOX Fitness secures significant equity investment from Cordovan Capital Management

20 Dec 2023
The investment will see Daniel Anderson of Cordovan and experienced investor-director Keith McDermott join BLK BOX’s board of directors / BLK BOX
BLK BOX Fitness, a leading manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment, has announced that it has secured a significant equity investment from Cordovan Capital Management, a Belfast-based private equity firm.

This investment marks an exciting new chapter for BLK BOX, which has been steadily growing its global customer base and expanding its product offerings. The funding will be used to support the company’s continued expansion into new markets, invest in research and development, and enhance its UK-based manufacturing capabilities.

The investment will see Daniel Anderson of Cordovan and experienced investor-director Keith McDermott join BLK BOX’s board of directors.

“This investment from Cordovan will be instrumental in driving our next phase of growth,” said Ben Stocks, Managing Director of BLK BOX. “We are excited to partner with Cordovan and leverage their experience and expertise to further expand our global footprint and develop innovative products that meet the needs of our customers.”

“We are thrilled to welcome BLK BOX to our dynamic and growing portfolio of SMEs,” said Daniel Anderson, a Founding Partner of Cordovan’s investment fund. “The company’s strong track record of growth and its commitment to innovation make it an ideal partner for Cordovan. We are confident that our investment will help BLK BOX achieve its full potential.”

BLK BOX is headquartered in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, and employs over 80 people. The company’s products are sold to a wide range of customers worldwide, including PureGym, Irish Rugby, and Manchester United.
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The Sydney Swans, a professional Aussie Rules Football club, has partnered with Blk Box to create a world-leading state-of-the-art high-performance training facility.
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BLK BOX was the partner of choice for the design, fit out and install of GB Taekwondo’s new high-performance gym, as the team prepares for the Olympics in Paris 2024.
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BLK BOX
Tel: 028 9045 4123
Address: 4 Cloughfern Ave, Newtownabbey , Antrim, BT37 0UB, United Kingdom
Gregory Bradley, sales director
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Key personnel
Gregory Bradley, founder/sales director
Miles Canning, marketing director
Ben Stocks, managing director
Key customers
Alongside a strong portfolio in professional sport boasting 15+ Premiership teams, BLK BOX has been fortunate enough to hold long-standing relationships with some of the world’s leading brands, gyms, and organisations, including:

• Nike,
• Under Armour,
• Adidas,
• REPRESENT,
• Corinthia Hotels,
• PureGym, and
• Gymbox.
Plans for the next 12 months
Over the next 12 months, we will continue to drive product innovation, with a strong focus on enhancing the BLK BOX Nexus Range as well as introducing some exciting new products.

Operationally, we're dedicated to maintaining industry-leading production times, support, and service for our clients.

Additionally, we'll continue investing in our sustainability initiatives, prioritizing sustainable supply and responsible practices in our manufacturing processes, and aligning with our commitment to a more sustainable future.
Testimonial
NIKE – London HQ

"This new location is an amazing environment, with plans to positively impact the community way beyond its perimeter walls. This new strength and conditioning studio will play a pivotal role in supporting this dream.

Working with Miles Canning, Gregory Bradley, and the rest of the BLK BOX team was an absolute joy, and I'm super proud of the legacy that we have left for Nike athletes and, of course, our local London communities, who deserve a premium space to get inspired and work out in."

– Bex Moorhouse, workplace design & connectivity director, Nike
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PUREGYM

"We believe our ongoing partnership with BLK BOX helps us further distinguish our offering in the global market. We have a very clear plan to deliver growth, and we believe our partnership with BLK BOX will help us achieve our aims.

We were very impressed with the functional training zone concept that BLK BOX collaborated with us on, and we are keen on building upon the partnership so we can continue to evolve our product offering for our members."

– Richard Annetts, head of gym format & equipment, PureGym
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LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

"For Powerbase, we aimed to collaborate with specialists in various areas, and BLK BOX emerged as the clear choice in the tender process for several reasons. Their extensive expertise in the performance market, coupled with their ability to glean insights from their work in other sectors, greatly benefits us.

While we were confident in our needs for the facility, partnering with a team that offered solutions and an agile engineering approach proved pivotal. We have tangible examples of innovation and collaboration in this facility, such as tailored accessible storage solutions designed to accommodate the mezzanine's pillars.”

– Rich Ellis, head of gyms and technical relationships, Loughborough University
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