Having spent his formative years in Whickham, Gymshark’s CEO, Steve Hewitt, made a welcome return to the north east, where he very kindly spent a few hours in the company of Emmanuel students.  Steve explained how a young man, educated at St. Thomas More, became CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.  Steve’s experiences working in the USA for global brands Reebok and Adidas were no doubt crucial in his appointment to the role of CEO.  Gymshark’s founder, 27-year-old Ben Francis, and the rest of the Gymshark team, are working with Steve to scale the company and create a global brand.  It was fascinating to learn how the principles underpinning the college’s core values are echoed in the core values of one of the world’s most Instagram-savvy brands!

Enormous thanks to Steve for his time and patience during what proved to be quite a lengthy Q&A/interrogation!  We look forward to hosting you again in the future.