The Bannatyne Group has reported strong turnover and profit growth in annual results posted to Companies House for the year ending December 31st 2016.

With 67 sites across the UK under the Bannatyne Health Clubs brand, the Bannatyne Group now has more than 200,000 members (197,000 as at 31/12/16) and employs in the region of 3,000 people. The Group also operates 37 spas, with plans to open six more in 2017, and five hotels.

2016 2015 Change (%)
Revenue (£’000) 112,176 100,907 +11
Group EBITDA (£’000) 30,824 24,048 + 28
Group Operating Profit (£’000) 15,758 14,039 + 9.5
PBT (‘000)* 11,600 7,700 + 51
Members 197,019 184,255 + 6.9

During the year the Bannatyne Group acquired further gyms in Orpington and Norwich which enhance the existing portfolio. Both businesses are benefiting from the Bannatyne head office support systems and growth in these businesses is projected in future years. The company also continued a significant investment in its health clubs, which will conclude in 2017.Turnover for the year to 31 December 2016 increased to £112.2m (2015: £101.0m) and profit before tax and before exceptional costs increased to £11.6m (2015: £7.7m). The underlying improvement in profitability was a result of an increase in both spa and membership revenue and a focus on operational efficiency. Interim dividends of £11.5m were declared during the year (2015: £Nil).

Justin Musgrove, Chief Executive of Bannatyne Group, said: “This demonstrates another successful year for the Group; turnover, profits and dividends payments to shareholders have all increased. In addition the renewed strength of the business has enabled it to draw on resources for future investment and growth.

“Health Club membership has now grown to more than 200,000, supported by the health club investment programme which has seen the best in fitness equipment and innovative technology including MyZone and the Bannatyne Fitness app, installed across our health clubs.

“The company has ambitious plans for the future with new Spa facilities opening and the culmination of the gym refurbishments.

“The Bannatyne Group has secured a solid position in the health club market with resilient membership numbers and a membership proposition that is attracting people to move up from budget, low cost alternatives. Our members enjoy a lifestyle of healthy living, accompanied by first class advice and training programmes tailor-made by our fitness team to make sure each individual’s goals are met.

“Our other businesses are growing too. The hotels are performing well and we are committed to ongoing investment to maintain the high quality of the hotel portfolio. We anticipate further development in the company’s performance going forward. ”