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Philip Daw

Chief Financial Officer

Gymshark Ltd

Birmingham, UK

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Philip Daw’s Biography

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.

Philip brings in-depth knowledge of finance, accounting and commercial issues from working in 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 taking on the role as Chief Financial Officer at Gymshark, Philip was a Senior Partner at Daw White Murrall, a chartered accountancy practice that he founded together with three other partners in 1991. Gymshark was one of the firm’s clients when Gymshark was turning over just £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 and Gymshark’s Chief Strategic Officer, Paul Richardson, collected The Profit Track 100 award for international growth in recognition of the brand’s sales outside of the United Kingdom growing by 163% to £81 million.

In August 2020, a deal was struck that valued Gymshark at more than £1bn. The valuation means that Gymshark joins the list of less than 25 British companies to have attained 'unicorn' status since 2001.

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How Gymshark has scaled like a tech company

Gymshark hired Philip Daw, former Daw White Murrall senior partner of nearly three decades as their CFO - a smart move from the Gymshark team. Daw was appointed CFO in April 2019, having worked with the business since 2015 when revenues were ‘just’ £9m. Meaning he already had experience with Gymshark so there was an element of continuity in the finance function.

Philip Daw’s Background

Gymshark Ltd
Chief Financial Officer
Mar 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.
Daw White Murrall
Founder & Senior Partner
Oct 1991 - Mar 2019
Wolverhampton, UK
Daw White Murrall is a chartered accountantancy practice that was established in 1991. The business deals with a range of clients from various sectors and the partners have extensive experience in handling commercial matters. The firm’s vision is to tailor their service according to their client’s goals and needs.

Awards & Endorsements

The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 logo The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 logo
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.
The Sunday Times International Track 200 Awards logo The Sunday Times International Track 200 Awards logo
The Sunday Times International Track 200 Awards
Winner 2019
London, UK
Gymshark was ranked No. 1 in The Sunday Times International Track 200 Awards 2019. The International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.
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