Founded by:
Sohail Rashid & Andrew Smith

BRAWN was founded in 2020 and is the only dedicated community platform for lifters. It’s our mission to help make lifting better and to grow participation at all levels.
We want to make lifting more inclusive and accessible for all. Sohail is an award-winning tech entrepreneur, a former lawyer and data strategist. He is an experienced Founder and CEO with a successful career in prop-tech. He launched the UK’s first social media integrated property portal and built the only data-driven sales tracking tool for home movers, View My Chain.
Andy is a leading figure in the Health and Fitness industry. He owns a 12,200sq ft gym in the centre of Edinburgh, sits on the UK Active Independent Operator Council and works as the Lead Gym Consultant for Gymshark. Alongside this he is an elite Powerlifter having won European Championships and competed in the sport’s most prestigious invite-only competition.
Combined, Sohail and Andy possess a unique skill set spanning tech, digital, sports, and fitness, and boast in excess of 15 years of experience as competitive powerlifters.

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