Tick Tock Unlock
10th October 2014
As a Former Sports Co-ordinator I took a giant leap of faith by setting up Yorkshire’s first ever real life escape game ‘Tick Tock Unlock’, with the help of Airedale Enterprise Services and Bradford Kickstart.
Tick Tock Unlock, is based within a 10 minute walk from Leeds train station, is a simple and exciting real life escape game designed for small groups of 3-5 people. You only have one goal, which is to escape from the room in 60 minutes by solving a series of puzzles, unravelling clues, finding hidden objects and working together as a team.
I had to overcome many hurdles including a period of unemployment, before deciding to combine my love of problem solving and creativity to establish this unique business. It’s not a concept that many people were aware of and we wanted to bring this to Yorkshire. It’s not been an easy journey and we had many challenges and puzzles of our own to overcome. We also had to do a lot of testing to get things right, which gave us lots to think about.
Who is your mentor and how have they helped you?
I was referred to Airedale Enterprise Services for support where I received helped putting together a business plan, accessing relevant support and gained the confidence to make it happen.
I have never done a business plan before and looking online I got even more confused. It was great having help me every step of the way and it’s great that I can still contact AES for help, support and advice. The business has had rave reviews since its start up this year and is highly ranked on Trip Adviser for attractions in Leeds.
Since we started trading, we have had lots of bookings from businesses, families, friends and tourists. The feedback has been amazing and we could never have imagined being the best place to go for entertainment in Yorkshire! We found a gap in the market and through the support of Airedale Enterprise Services and Bradford Kickstart managed to gain the confidence to make it happen. Ultimately we want a successful business that increases our reputation of purveyors of fun and entertainment so watch this space!
Samrien Hussain: email@example.com 07572 630822
For bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 345 4567