Escape Hunt plc (LON:ESC) CEO Richard Harpman joins DirectorsTalk Interviews to discuss its latest trading update. Richard talks us through the highlights, the actions it took to mitigate the impact of site closures, the progress in establishing digital and play at home products, the acquisition of its French master franchise partner and what we can expect from the company looking forward.
Escape Hunt is a global provider of live ‘escape the room’ experiences. The first Escape Hunt branch was opened in 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then, the business has grown quickly, and now has a franchised global network of branches in 27 countries.
An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a themed room and have to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape against a countdown clock. Escape Hunt’s games typically require players to solve a crime story or mystery, which has been tailored to the location of the branch, within 60 minutes.