Alan Barratt

Alan Barratt has been involved in pioneering the UK sports nutrition industry since he was 14 years old, and this year represents his 28th year in the health and fitness area. He has worked in every sector during that time including being a personal trainer, managing large privately-owned health and fitness clubs, owning a supplement import and distribution business and finally co-founding and running a successful brand. Outside of his work he is an avid car enthusiast, enjoys clay pigeon shooting, and loves lots of different disciplines of fitness and weight training.

How we turned £500 into £72 Million

Grenade is now a household name, and one of the fastest growing brands in the UK. Founded in 2013 by Alan & Julie Barratt, the brand has won a multitude of awards for its innovative products. As a £500 start up from a spare bedroom at home, the Barratts sold shares in Grenade in March 2017 valuing the business at £72M. Join Alan, still CEO of the business, as he shares a valuable insight into the highs and lows of building a global lifestyle brand from scratch.

Alan Barratt will be speaking in the following theatres:


  • Carolene Thompson: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Carolene Thompson

    Three Easy Steps to Growing Your Business

  • Roger Clark: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Roger Clark

    Corporate governance: New and emerging risks in the uk and the world: will your entity stand up to scrutiny regarding corporate governance?

  • Uche Uwaezuoke: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Uche Uwaezuoke

    Entrepreneur, Investor and Overseas Representative Business Visas – Your Questions Answered

  • Sara fawad: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Sara fawad

    10 reasons why you are absolutely bananas if you don’t have an app for your business or start-up