Peter is a serial entrepreneur with a distinguished career in the leisure industry. Earlier ventures include the formation of Langdale Group Plc which sold for £29m in 1989 to Scottish & Newcastle. He set up nightclub company Luminar, which completed a successful IPO in 1998, food/pub chain Countrystyle Inns which sold in 1995 for an IRR of 35% and a Venture Capital Fund with Lazard Ventures. In 2000 Peter founded Golden Tulip Hotels, a budget hotel group, sold to Whitbread in 2008.
In 2015 Peter was named a winner in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards and overall winner for the North of England.
Peter is now involved with helping young entrepreneurs to develop their businesses.
On Stage Interview with UK's Largest Gym Operator
Peter Roberts is the founder and non-Executive Director of Pure Gym, having been CEO from 2008 to 2015. Pure Gym is the UK’s largest gym operator offering affordable, flexible and high quality access to fitness.