Philip Daw joined innovative and fast-growing UK fitness apparel brand, Gymshark, as Chief Financial Officer after having served as Partner at Daw White Murrall for almost three decades.
He brings in-depth knowledge of finance, accounting and commercial issues from working within a range of industries and a variety of businesses. In his prominent role at Gymshark, he is responsible for helping the company grow through implementing effective accounting strategies. Having clocked up decades as a professional in general practice, Philip can offer valuable experience and expertise in a collaborative environment with a young and talented team.
Prior to being offered the role as Chief Financial Officer at Gymshark, Philip served as Senior Partner at Daw White Murrall, a chartered accountant practice that he founded together with three other partners in 1991. Gymshark was one of the firm’s clients when they were turning over £9 million a year in 2015. The brand continued to grow rapidly and the auditing function was subsequently assumed by Mazars, PwC and Deloitte. In 2019 Philip, together with Gymshark’s Chief Strategic Officer, Paul Richardson, was recognised with The Profit Track 100 award for international growth. In 2018 the brand’s sales outside of the United Kingdom grew by 163% to £81 million.