Gym club chain muscles into another region

Nile Wilson

A chain of gymnastics clubs named after Leeds-born Olympic medallist Nile Wilson is continuing to expand with the acquisition of a Beth Tweddle Gymnastics centre based in Mansfield.

Established in 2019 with the vision of increasing participation in the sport at all levels, the first Nile Wilson Gymnastics Club opened in Dinnington, Rotherham, and was quickly followed by a second club in Bramley, Leeds, last year and a third club in Coventry in early 2023.

The acquisition of the Nottinghamshire gymnastics club enables the business to expand into the East Midlands as it pursues its vision of creating a network of gymnastics clubs around the UK which deliver more engaging activities, balanced against the requirements of gymnastics programmes.

The clubs are suitable for all ages, offering pre-school programmes and recreational gymnastics for four to 16-year-olds, through to adult gymnastics.

Beth Tweddle Gymnastics will be re-branded as Nile Wilson Gymnastics Mansfield and is already open at Portland Retail Park.

The venue features an 8,000 sq ft facility with state-of-the-art equipment.

Nile Wilson Gymnastics has taken a lease for the entire first floor of the premises which it plans to refurbish to create a gym comprising 21,000 sq ft in total, meaning it will be able to host regional and national gymnastics events.

The venue also features parent viewing areas and a cafeteria, as well as changing facilities and toilets.

It is expected more jobs for coaches will be created as the chain more than doubles capacity at the Mansfield club.

The acquisition completed this month, with Nile Wilson Gymnastics again supported by Leeds law firm Clarion which also advised on its Leeds and Coventry sites. The Clarion team included Caitlin Hare (corporate) and Grace Allison (property).

Luke Sutton, director of Nile Wilson Gymnastics, said: “As a group of people, led by Nile, we are laser focused on creating the best possible gymnastics experience for both gymnasts and parents at all our clubs.

“Our aim is for everyone to leave our clubs with a smile on their face.

“We have some major development plans for our club in Mansfield and it will become a centre point for gymnasts and coaches in the Midlands.”

Caitlin Hare of Clarion added: “It’s really satisfying to see such a successful Yorkshire-based business continuing to grow and expand beyond the region.

“We look forward to work alongside the Nile Wilson Gymnastics team as it pursues its ambitious vision.”

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