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Chris Perrins

Chief Technology Officer

Gymshark Ltd

Birmingham, UK

Chris Perrins

Biography

Chris Perrins is the dynamic Chief Technology Officer of fast-growing UK sportswear brand, Gymshark. Chris specialises in e-commerce technology and operations.

Before his current appointment, Chris was Gymshark's Chief Operating Officer, having previously served as Finance Director when he was responsible for managing the company’s financial performance.

Between 2015 and 2016 Chris headed up Gymshark’s finance and operations. He was responsible for managing the two divisions whilst ensuring that Gymshark remained profitable during its unprecedented growth in 2016. In the same year Gymshark was recognised as the United Kingdom's fastest growing company by The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 awards.

Adding to the list of significant roles Chris has held that have contributed to Gymshark’s success, he also worked as Finance Manager, when he established the brand’s finance team. In his first role at Gymshark he was Accounts Executive, responsible for implementing the organisation’s first ERP system. In addition he handled the consolidation of stock reporting in order to support growth and improve customer experience.

Prior to his career at Gymshark, Chris was Accounts Executive at The Sports HQ Group where he oversaw daily accounting tasks, monthly reconciliations and reporting. He spent two years in this role before joining Gymshark.

Chris is a Certified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an international professional accounting body. In 2019 Chris was recognised as one of Drapers '30 Under 30' next generation of fashion retail leaders.

In addition to his Chartered Accountant certification, Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Accounting from Exeter University.

Chris Perrins’ Background

Chief Technology Officer
Aug 2019 - Present
Birmingham, UK
Gymshark is a UK fitness, apparel and accessory company, established by Ben Francis in 2012. It has since grown into a leading sportswear brand. The business credits its success to a strong online presence, continuous innovation and high-quality performance wear.
Chief Operating Officer
Jan 2018 - Aug 2019
Birmingham, UK
Chris joined Gymshark in 2015 as an Account Executive. He was swiftly promoted, first to Finance Manager, then to Head of Finance & Operations and Finance Director. He became Chief Operating Officer in January 2018, a position he held until August 2019 when he became Gymshark's Chief Technology Officer.
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Memberships

Member
London, UK
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants was established in 1904 and is a professional accounting body that provides the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. The association is headquartered in London with over 100 affiliated offices around the world.

Awards & Endorsements

Nominee
2019
London, UK
Draper's '30 Under 30' is a list published by B2B fashion retail magazine and website, Drapers. Their '30 Under 30' list recognises rising professionals and visionaries in the fashion business and celebrates the next generation of leaders in the industry.
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The Sunday Times Profit Track 100
Winner 2020
London, UK
Gymshark were top of the league in the 2020 Sunday Times Profit Track 100. The Profit Track 100 ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing profits. Gymshark’s profits have rocketed from £1.1m in 2016 to £18.6m in 2019, on sales of £176.2m.
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Chris Perrins’ Education

Bachelor of Arts in Business and Accounting
2009 - 2012