énergie Group, the UK’s largest fitness club franchise and the third largest fitness group in the UK and Ireland, has been included on this year's list. énergie, which has expanded rapidly over the past year, now has 93 clubs trading across the UK and Europe with a network turnover of c£25 million and more than 110,000 members.
énergie Chairman and CEO Jan Spaticchia said: “We are delighted that the hard work put in by our central team, franchisees and their staff to achieve the rapid growth that we have seen in the past year has resulted in this recognition. It is fantastic for such a reputable group of organisations to identify énergie as “one to watch” in 2016.”
The Leap 100 companies, which range in terms of scale and sector, were chosen because of their growth potential and ability to make the leap to the next level in terms of revenue.
The most important publication targeting the London business community, City AM, and one of London's leading law firms, Mishcon de Reya, teamed up with The Supper Club, The Entrepreneurs Network and Seven Hills to compile the list, which is neither ranked nor exhaustive.
Nick Davis, head of corporate at Mishcon de Reya, commented: "This stage of a company's growth can be very dramatic, with risks of serious setbacks and sudden lows, but with high rewards for those who make it to the other side. The Leap 100 campaign examines and celebrates the hurdles and opportunities that fast-growing companies face. We launched The Leap 100 in 2015 to support a select group of some of the UK's most exciting, high-growth companies. This year's list is yet again a dynamic group of companies to watch."
Christian May, editor of City AM, said of the list: “The UK has a thriving SME community making up 99.9% of the private sector. However, for the majority of companies, the key problem continues to focus on how companies scale in order to grow to their full potential. The purpose of this list is to showcase the UK companies succeeding in doing this, as well as identifying those that we as a nation need to be aware of – they are a triumph.”