Gym King secures multi-million-pound investment from JD Sports Fashion PLC

Gym King, one of the UK’s fastest growing lifestyle performance brands, has secured a multi-million-pound investment from FTSE 100 listed JD Sports.

The investment will see JD take a significant minority stake in the business. This strategic partnership is designed to fast track growth and international expansion, specifically into the USA, Europe and Asia where JD already has a large footprint with over 2,500 stores, complemented by localised trading websites.

Established by Jay Parker in 2015, Gym King has earned itself an impressive reputation for quality, stylish, athleisure and performance wear. The partnership with JD will serve to cement Gym King’s position as one of the UK’s leading dual gender fashion brands.

“This strategic partnership will help Gym King capitalise on the huge opportunity ahead of us, becoming a world renowned ‘Lifestyle Performance’ brand”, said Gym King Founder & CEO Jay Parker. “Our core brand values – Mindset, Resilience & … Read more

Government rules out extending list of workers exempt from self-isolation

Ministers have ruled out extending the list of workers who are exempt from self-isolation rules and warned that the August 16 date for lifting quarantine for double-vaccinated people could be delayed.

George Eustice, the environment secretary, said he recognised the “stress” that staff shortages were causing for businesses after a record 618,903 people were pinged by the NHS Covid-19 tracing app last week.

However, he defended the government’s decision to limit the lifting of self-isolation requirements to food supply workers, saying ministers were keeping “a very close eye” on the number of hospital admissions.

He also suggested that the government could delay the August 16th date when all self-isolation rules are lifted for double-vaccinated people, saying the government had only announced the date to give people “some kind of indication” of when rules might change. He warned that the date could still move “in either direction”.

Supermarket depot workers and … Read more

Teresa Santana: An Eager Geophysicist Challenging the Status Quo for Innovation

Teresa Santana is among pioneers in the energy industry in applied geoscience for quantitative and volume interpretation. She is an eager geophysicist who challenges the status quo for technical excellence within projects looking for innovation. Her curiosity in science, passion for physics, and mathematics enabled her decision to start her career in geophysics with the dream to predict earthquakes, and shortly decided to explore for hydrocarbons within the energy business.

After ten years working in Argentina engaged in diverse projects, from seismic acquisition design and interpretation searching for hydrocarbon accumulations, to leading integrated multi-disciplinary studies for new opportunities, Teresa commenced her international career to master in state-of-the-art leading-edge technologies in quantitative seismic interpretation to predict reservoir properties from the subsurface. As a result, she was immersed in huge global discoveries such as fields in offshore Guyana and offshore North West Australia. Then, she decided to return to Argentina, her home … Read more