Clip ‘n Climb UK, the market leader in fun climbing, is rolling out its successful model by launching franchise centres and concessions nationwide and is looking to launch a centre in Manchester.
Clip ‘n Climb, which has operated in the UK since 2011 is part of Entre-Prises UK Ltd – a subsidiary of the ABEO group. The brand presently has over 80 centres across the UK and achieves approximately £25 million cumulative turnover per annum.
Clip ‘n Climb plans to open 100 new franchise centres nationwide and will license its brand to independents and budding entrepreneurs as part of its progressive expansion program.
A Clip ‘n Climb franchise incorporates a complete turn key leisure business model including design and installation for more than 40 indoor and outdoor climbing challenges designed to appeal to all age groups. The proposition for those who share Clip ‘n Climb’s values and principles is a comprehensive franchise training and support programme covering business planning, finance and safety. In addition they will receive exclusive discounts on equipment, maintenance checks, further training, early access to upgrades, new climbing wall releases, marketing support and additional booking system features.
For customers, the franchise centres will offer the same access to quality climbing challenges fit for the whole family with it’s unique auto belay devices. They will also have a branded cafe, party rooms and additional soft play areas.
Vicky Coupe, Clip ‘n Climb franchise manager, commented: “Clip ‘n Climb has revolutionised indoor climbing. The theme park meets climbing wall concept offers a thrill and challenge to people of four years of age all the way up to 80+.
“We’ve seen leisure climbing grow in popularity since we installed the first Clip ‘n Climb centre in the UK and industry insights report a 40-50 per cent increase of indoor climbers in the last two years alone. With the news that sport climbing will make its Olympic debut at the games in Japan 2020 its popularity is set to soar and so it’s the perfect time to look for the right people in the right locations to share in our success.”
“Launching the franchise model marks a major milestone and cements our ambition to give even more people in the UK, especially in Manchester access to fun, safe, indoor climbing.”
By Nigel Barlow
Source: About Manchester