Escape Hunt plc (LON:ESC) has shared the news that all eight of its UK sites that have been open for longer than 12 months were each named by TripAdvisor™ as a Travellers’ Choice Winner. Each year, TripAdvisor™ combs through reviews, ratings and saves from travellers everywhere and uses the information to award to the very best. The awards place all our longer standing sites in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.
We were equally delighted that our newest site at Birmingham Resorts World, which only opened in December 2019, and is therefore too new to be eligible for a Traveller’s choice award, was ranked the top attraction in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and number 7 across the whole of the UK.
The awards follow the successful conclusion of our £4.3 million fund raising which closed in July 202 and saw a number of new investors taking an interest in our business. As previously announced, John Story, a successful entrepreneur and seasoned investor has invested a 10% stake in Escape Hunt being the largest non-holder joining the register. John was a seed investor and / or founder with significant ownership in a number of businesses, including amongst others; Sportingbet, Neteller, World Gaming, Fairground Gaming, Zoetic, Blencowe Resources, Ocean Outdoor, Ideagen, Entertainment One, and Eros Entertainment.
Richard Harpham CEO of Escape Hunt commented; “We are absolutely delighted to have received these accolades from TripAdvisor™ which are an endorsement of our strategy and a credit to our hardworking team which has worked tirelessly to enable us to reopen successfully following the lockdown restrictions. Whilst the uncertainty from COVID-19 remains, the strong support shown by our customers, evidenced by the TripAdvisor™ scores, coupled with the confidence shown in the business by our investors gives us cause for optimism. “
Escape Hunt plc will release its interim results in the final week of September.