Acquisitions brings 15 new jobs for Nottingham physio

Martin Grieve, Response Physiotherapy Group, and Phill Bateman, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

A Nottingham physiotherapy firm has bought 13 physiotherapy practices from David Lloyd Leisure Physiotherapy  to form Response Physiotherapy Group.

The deal comes after the firm landed a £120,000 funding deal from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Response Physiotherapy is a private physiotherapy service with clients in the leisure, corporate and health sectors, including John Lewis, Santander and British Gas.

The firm has now expanded from seven to twenty sites across the country, and is the largest provider of physiotherapy and rehabilitation services within David Lloyd Clubs. The deal is set to double the firm’s annual turnover.

To meet the increased demand for the services it provides, the company has doubled the number of people it employs to 30.

Martin Grieve, commercial and marketing director at Response Physiotherapy, said: “We have been working with local clinics and the David Lloyd Leisure Clubs in the East Midlands for a number of years. However, it’s always been an ambition to increase our presence at these health and wellness hotspots.

“Lloyds Bank has been extremely supportive of our business development plans, and provided useful guidance when looking to merge with a big brand like David Lloyd Leisure Clubs.”

Phill Bateman, relationship manager for healthcare SMEs at Lloyds Bank, said: “Response Physiotherapy is an ambitious firm that help many individuals across a number of sectors at nationwide locations.

“We are committed to supporting firms like this and offering specialist guidance in the healthcare space to help Britain prosper, which is why we’ve increased our net lending to SMEs by 29 per cent while the market contracted by 12 per cent.”

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