Top 30 Best Companies to work for in the UK in 2017.

David Lloyd Clubs, one of the UK’s leading health and racquets club has been named as number 21 in the Sunday Times’ Top 30 Best Companies to work for in the UK in 2017.

The recognition is due to it achieving a high engagement score on the Best Companies’ survey, which was completed by a random sample of its teams in which it asked them for their views on working for the company, revealing how proud and engaged their team members are to work for David Lloyd Clubs. The company, which currently employs 6200 people across its 83 UK clubs, has recently announced that it is set to grow to 99 clubs with the purchase of 16 new sites from Virgin Active.

The accreditation comes on the back of a £120million investment over the last two years, made by private equity company TDR which acquired the company in 2013, to refurbish and develop its existing clubs, as well as construct a further five new clubs in Newbury, Rouken Glen (Glasgow) and Colchester, plus Antwerp in Belgium and Aravaca in Madrid.

At the same time the business has undergone a cultural transformation, to re-energise the business, and empower and engage clubs to deliver an exceptional level of member experience.

Glenn Earlam, David Lloyd Clubs CEO commented; “We are particularly thrilled to be named as one of the Best Big Companies to work for in the UK, since it is our teams themselves who were consulted about how they feel to be part of our thriving business.”

I’m very proud to hear that our team feel so happy, engaged and valued.  Their passion and dedication means that our members experience the very best service from us, and I’d like to thank each and every one of them for their hard work.”




The accreditation was announced at a glittering event at Battersea Evolution in London this week.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 83 clubs in the UK and a further 12 clubs across Europe, comprising David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs. It has approximately 486,000 members and employs over 6200 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2800, while it contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals and 2800 fitness instructors. Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 12,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 22,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 13,200 learn to play tennis. Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 870 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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