Mr. David Lloyd
Former Professional Tennis Player & Global Entrepreneur
David Alan Lloyd is a former professional English tennis player and global entrepreneur.
He was appointed British Davis Cup captain in 1995 and went on to become a leading figure in the Lawn Tennis Association. He coached Tim Henman and was instrumental in him becoming British number 1 and a world top ten player.
Following his retirement from professional tennis, David Lloyd founded the David Lloyd Leisure Clubs in 1982. The business was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1992 and by 1995, there were 18 David Lloyd Leisure clubs, when Whitbread Plc acquired the company for a reported £200 million, a record in the City at that time.
David Lloyd, together with his son Scott, went on to create Next Generation fitness clubs and in 2007, London & Regional Properties in partnership with Bank of Scotland, acquired David Lloyd Leisure from Whitbread and incorporated Next Generation into the group, in a deal worth £925 million before selling the business to TDR Capital.
Following the sale of the leisure business, Lloyd turned his attention to real estate and developed the highly acclaimed Sugar Hill Resort in Barbados. More recently, David Lloyd Signature Homes, was established, a property sales business specialising in French Alpine ski properties and also featuring high quality properties in St Tropez, Monaco.
Lloyd's latest business venture is launching a string of multi-activity parks called Adrenalin World. The first centre is due to open early next year.