A message from Martin Helme, Chief Executive Officer of Holmes Investment Properties Plc
“I am proud to represent a long-standing and successful family business to create a style of leisure centre that combines hard to find, but easy to enjoy activities that are fun for everyone.
The Holmes family, the biggest shareholders in HIP Plc deliver property expertise to the business, having 60 years’ experience and excellence in the property market, specializing in property development, surveying, financing and an Agency office. The family set the tone for the business that looks to build long-term value in the Company, the Brand and each and every leisure centre, so that generations of families and friends can enjoy themselves time and again.
We have skilled leisure and entertainment experts like Grant Wright and David Dean who together with a team of professionals, will use their extensive experience to source good locations to site our adventure centres, which Holmes Investment Properties will finance, purchase the land and develop into ground-breaking new activity-driven leisure venues.
In addition, the HIP’s growing expertise in land discovery, financing, land ownership and the leisure sector allows HIP to sign a series of partnerships. HIP has signed memorandum of understandings with four leisure companies: Two of the UK’s largest trampoline operators on a non-exclusive basis; and a similar, non-exclusive contract with the biggest go-karting brand in the country, and a boxing led gym. We will actively search for more partners, broadening our opportunity and amortising our costs base across a number of different leisure providers.
Our profits in the short term will come from asset appreciation, as HIP will own the land where each venue is sited. Once our leisure outlets are established, profits will come from revenue too.
Holmes Investment Properties is an asset-backed company in a growing leisure market, with the most successful entrepreneur in the industry as our partner, along with other big operators. Our company is in a strong position to benefit from this exciting segment of the property sector.”
Chief Executive Officer
Holmes Investment Properties Plc”