Andrew’s new business, Ball Mania, transports adults back to their childhood by enabling them to play in the largest adults only ball pit of its kind in the country. The bespoke ball pits can accommodate up to 40 adults and range from 100,000 balls, to 500,000 balls for use at festivals, weddings, team building and promotional events.
After using his loan from BFS to purchase the specialised modular ball pits, Andrew embarked on a UK tour and has gone on to expand the Ball Mania business, now employing seven people and working with a wide range of clients including Cambridge University and premium FMCG brands. Earlier this year, Andrew partnered with student travel business Invasion Group to fill their Manchester office with over 1/4 million balls as a reward for their staff.
Andrew has ambitious plans to scale his business over the next five years, focusing on developing additional event industry partnerships, delivering bespoke events and evolving a dedicated corporate installation division to service clients in the UK and Europe.
Andrew said: “Over the past few years we’ve seen a real increase in social play activities specifically aimed at adults. With the loan from BFS we were able to tap into that trend, buying the equipment we needed and getting Ball Mania up and running and on the road to showcase it to a range of audiences. We already have the largest ball pits in the UK and our plan now is to build the business into the market leading ball pit experience in Europe.”Back