Nightclubs are enjoying a post-Covid boom as Britons return to the dance floor in droves to celebrate the end of lockdown
The UK’s biggest nightclub operator hailed a record post-Covid recovery, saying sales were well above 2019 levels.
Rekom, which owns 47 venues under the Pryzm, Cameo and Atik brands, said revelers are “arriving earlier and staying longer”.
Chairman Peter Marks also said the amount clubbers spend at its bars and nightclubs has increased by a quarter since before the pandemic.
Boogie nights: Rekom, which owns 47 nightclubs under the Pryzm, Cameo and Atik brands, said revelers are “arriving earlier and staying longer”
Rekom said there had been a “big restart” since lockdown restrictions were lifted and trading was stronger than it had been in years.
Total sales for the year to 30 June were £101.7m, down from £86m before Covid struck. Profit was £26.3m compared to £12.4m for the same period in 2019.
Marks said many operators were struggling and were calling for government support as energy bills spiraled – but he said Rekom was “in poor health”.
He said: “While we cannot control the global economy, we know that good and well-invested offerings thrive in tough times.
“We will continue to focus on our guests and do what we do best – create fun and safe evenings.”