Green light for green growth at Midlands Karting
Midlands-based Teamworks Karting is on the road to a greener future after investing in a number of new sustainable initiatives to drive growth, with support from Lloyds Bank.
Read time: 2 mins Added: 15/10/2021
Teamworks Karting operates five centres across the region – in Birmingham, Halesowen, Northampton, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Letchworth. Using a £250,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank, it has been able to upgrade its fleet of go-karts across all five sites with around 30 new electric-powered karts. They are fitted with the latest battery technology to ensure they are as sustainable as possible while still delivering the power and speed to thrill visitors.
It has also made modifications to its buildings, installing new energy-efficient lighting and more insulation to reduce heat loss, cutting it’s carbon outputs and reducing its energy bills in the process.
It proved to be a big hit with thrill-seekers during the school holidays as more families remained in the UK this summer. It is hoping to capitalise on this growing popularity and has overhauled its e-commerce and booking engine to help customers easily navigate the process and provide the best possible service.
The site also offers a number of other exciting activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy, including laser tag and F1 simulators. It caters for children’s parties and is also a popular destination for corporate away days and team building exercises.
“We’re committed to sustainable growth at Teamworks Karting and have taken a number of steps to reduce our environmental impact while still providing the best possible experience for our visitors. Lloyds Bank’s support has given us the confidence to make these adjustments while continuing to grow our business.”
Simone Schehtman, founding director at Teamworks Karting.
They also received support from Lloyds Bank during the pandemic through the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) when it was forced to close its doors.
Simone said: “The support we received from Lloyds Bank during the pandemic was invaluable and meant we were in a position to reopen our doors with confidence. The latest funding will help us capitalise on the growing number of opportunities we’ve seen since reopening, and we look forward to their ongoing support as we build further on our recent growth.”
Tony Hanley, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank, said: “Teamworks Karting has always been a popular leisure attraction and demand has been higher than ever with more people enjoying activities closer to home over the summer. We’re pleased to have played a part in the firm’s continuing success and this latest investment marks another exciting stage in its growth journey.
“We’ll be looking to support even more ambitious firms like Teamworks Karting across the region in the months ahead.”
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