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Steve Hewitt

Executive Chairman

Gymshark Ltd

Birmingham, UK

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Steve Hewitt’s Biography

Steve Hewitt is Executive Chairman of one of the most exciting and recognised direct-to-consumer fitness wear brands in the world, Gymshark.

In August 2020 Gymshark was valued at more than £1bn ($1.3bn). The valuation means that Gymshark joins the list of less than 25 British companies to have secured 'unicorn' status.

Steve joined Gymshark in June 2014 as an external advisor, and went on to become Managing Director the following year when he began the process of professionalising the business and building the foundations to prepare Gymshark for its next stage of growth.

In 2017 Steve became CEO and spearheaded the building up of the senior leadership team that has been responsible for the exponential growth of the brand on a global scale, winning many international awards along the way, most notably topping The Sunday Times’ Fast Track (2016), International Track (2019) and Profit Track (2020) league tables. With Steve at the helm, Gymshark has gone from being a leading entrepreneurial start-up to becoming a global brand with millions of customers in 170+ countries.

Throughout his career Steve has held many senior executive roles, serving as CEO of Sport Brands Group, a specialist in establishing licensing and distribution partnerships with international brands, and Commercial Director for Reebok, responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions where he spent six years with the brand, overseeing year on year double digit growth in key markets within the region.

Steve is a natural leader with a competitive spirit and a talent for building purpose and people-driven cultures. In addition, he has extensive financial modelling expertise to drive organisational scalability on an international level, and these talents and attributes have been key to his success over a 20+ year long career.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business & Sports Management from The Manchester Metropolitan University and is married with 2 children.

Steve’s Newsfeed

Gymshark chair shares words of wisdom on rising to the top

Gymshark’s executive chair, Steve Hewitt, was a keynote speaker at the annual dinner and awards of Solihull’s Chamber of Commerce.

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It’s not about innovation: it’s about agility and disruption

Gymshark's Executive Chair, Steve Hewitt, discusses how the fast-growing ‘unicorn’ brand puts evolution – and revolution – front and centre.

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Steve’s Background

Gymshark Ltd
Executive Chairman
Aug 2021 - 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.
Gymshark Ltd
Apr 2017 - Jul 2021
Solihull, UK
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Steve’s Gallery

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. Gymshark’s profits have rocketed from £1.1m in 2016 to £18.6m in 2019.
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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Steve’s Education

Manchester Metropolitan University
BA Honours in Business & Sports Management
1991 - 1995