Scott Lloyd: Next Generation Group

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Scott Lloyd
Company: Next Generation Group

It hardly seems fair to mention his father David’s footsteps in the leisure industry. Scott has single-handedly raised £66m in private equity and £80m in debt for his new fitness clubs. His father is involved as chairman of the Next Generation Group but he does things his own way. Formed in 1997 it will have around 20 clubs open by 2005 in the UK and Australia. Employing 870 it is due to turnover £29m this year.

2016 update:

After expanding the Next Generation brand to Australia, Lloyd led the sale of UK business to London & Regional Properties in 2006 for a reported £200m, remaining as CEO. In 2007, he oversaw the sale of the Australian chain to Kings Park Capital for A$80m and Next Generation’s acquisition of David Lloyd Leisure from Whitbread plc. He stepped up to the role of group chief executive, managing its growth until 2013 when it was sold to TDR Capital for £750m. He stayed on as CEO before taking up the position of deputy chairman of David Lloyd Leisure in 2015, which now operates 100 clubs across five countries and serves 450,000 members. Since May 2016 he has been non executive director of Goals Soccer Centres, a company that runs five-a-side and small sided football centres in the UK and US.

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