On the 5th of April 2017, at the Marriott, Huntingdon, UK, CLIP ‘N CLIMB Cambridge was awarded Best New Business of the Year for its high degree of entrepreneurship and vision for the future.
The Aston Shaw Accountants Best New Business Award chose CLIP ‘N CLIMB Cambridge amongst 4 runners up, established within the last 2 years. Opened on July 2016, and running for only a few months, the challenging objectives they gave themselves, and the position of sustainable profitability and success they have established won the jury over.
Since the opening, CLIP ‘N CLIMB Cambridge has welcomed over 20,000 visitors and exceeded by far the owner’s expectations. Chris Walthew, is at the head of Walthew Leisure Ltd, operating the facility:
‘The inspiration for setting up Clip ‘n Climb in Cambridge came from seeing my then 5 year old daughter, Kate, climb at the CLIP ‘N CLIMB centre in Exeter in the summer of 2015’, he said. ‘I already ran a successful marketing agency, employing 20 people, and had no plans to set up a new business. Seeing how much my daughter grew in confidence and ability during the hour session and the pride that made me feel, instantly turned on a light bulb in my brain that Cambridge needed something like this.’