Burhill Group Limitedowners and operators of 22 golf courses at 10 golf clubs in the UK, as well as 10 adventure leisure facilities, ranked seventh in the latest Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 list.
The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 is an annual ranking that ranks the 100 UK private companies with the fastest growing profits in their last three years in business. The board is researched and produced by Fast Track, an Oxford-based research and networking event company. The special “Covid-19” edition measured profits up to the end of 2019, thus covering the three years preceding the pandemic. The full list was published on March 9 in the Sunday Times Business section and on the Fast Track website.
Colin Mayes, CEO of BGL, said: “After what has undoubtedly been an extremely difficult year for the entire leisure and hospitality industries, we are delighted to rank so high in a ranking that highlights our success over a significant period before the pandemic. to hit. The results were helped by many successful transactions across our extensive real estate portfolio in 2019, but the placement is also a testament to our team’s exceptional delivery and unwavering commitment to providing excellent products and service to customers at our golf courses. , our crazy golf and ‘competitive socializing leisure destinations in the UK.
“While the pandemic and resulting lockdowns have been extremely difficult for everyone, as a business we are still committed to evaluating continued investment in our existing businesses and development opportunities in the leisure sector. when they show up. We are determined to grow our business further as we leave Covid-19 behind. »
As one of the largest owners and operators of multi-site golf and leisure venues in the UK, BGL has seen strong profits in the pre-pandemic period. Profits are the result of real estate transactions as well as sustained and judicious investments in the group’s facilities which focus on creating welcoming and high quality golf, leisure and entertainment destinations for every occasion.
In recent years, the group has invested significant sums in the deployment of Mr Mulligans and BUNKERS! adventure golf brands, which now exist in 10 locations across the UK.
In golf, the company reaped the benefits of a £5 million investment in a new health and fitness center which opened in 2016 at its Birchwood Park site. Likewise, BGL has diversified and expanded its practice facilities and technology, displaying its dedication to developing the game for golfers of all skill levels as well as a commitment to the future of golf and family activities. This goes hand in hand with other smart investments in long and short term projects designed to improve the overall customer experience on its sites.
“These results were achieved by our fantastic team of dedicated people across the business and, as all businesses know, people are at the heart of success,” added Mayes. “We are truly grateful to have such great teams in place at all of our locations.”