The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses like ourselves, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive.
Whilst we are dedicated to ensuring all of our guests and staff are kept safe during these incredibly uncertain times, the economical impact this has on an independently run company such as The Escapologist is devastating.
The Escapologist, part of The Adventure Bar Group, founded in 2005, and now in it's 15th year of trade is facing extremely difficult circumstances and having to make some very tough decisions in order to safeguard the future of the company.
With over 130 employees across our 10 bars and head office team, we will struggle to meet the needs of everyone in this desperate few weeks of need and when everyone is at their most vulnerable without the help of people like yourselves.
Whilst the statement made by Rishi Sunak yesterday may seem positive, it does not offer any form of respite in the immediate term, and without cashflow in to the business, the future of our beloved Escapologist Bar is in grave danger.
If you, a loved one or a friend has ever had an amazing experience at The Escapologist, we need you now more than ever. Any support you're able to offer is extremely invaluable and will help secure the future of not only the company, but the employment of 135 employees that we care deeply about.
Any donation, big or small will go a long way. Rewards will also be offered in the form of doubled bar tabs for various sums of money.