David Lloyd Leisure plans 40 new clubs in the UK

DLL has reorganised its top team in order to expand its estate through acquisition, after seeing a “remarkable” bounceback in membership levels since reopening its clubs earlier this year. CEO Russell Barnes – speaking exclusively to HCM – said his move to CEO, with Glenn Earlam taking up the role of executive chair, has been driven by the need to exploit a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for growth. The strong return of members, Barnes says – coupled with property “opportunities created by the pandemic” – has led to the company setting out ambitious expansion…

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