REKOM UK is one of the largest specialist late night operators in the UK with 42 clubs and bars spread around the whole country, with brands such as PRYZM, ATIK, Bar&Beyond and eden.
We are now a proud part of the REKOM family of entertainment venues and party bars. The company started out in Denmark in 2007 and has since grown to own and operate over 130 businesses in Denmark Norway and Finland.
REKOM wanted to enter the UK market to make their business truly pan-European and the covid-19 pandemic crisis enabled them to assess opportunities in a different way.
The Deltic Group had been undergoing its own well-documented difficulties due to the lack of government support for the late-night economy which has been closed by law since March 2020 and the company had been forced to seek new ways to have a future.
We were delighted when REKOM successfully bid for the company through a pre-pack administration process, ensuring the survival of the majority of its businesses and employees. I am truly proud to continue to lead the team into our next adventure. And we do not forget our clubs and colleagues that did not make it into our future through no fault of their own.
From the outset I had a good feeling about the REKOM team. As we are both operators we had so much in common, so many shared ideas and a vision of the future that it was pretty obvious to me that it was going to be a great home. Importantly they are a people-focused business as we are.
We are looking forward to returning, to give our guests the great night out that they are yearning for. In the meantime, we will evaluate other opportunities for growth, to make the company strong and a powerful force once again.
Lastly, I urge the government to think again and support a sector that gives £1 in every £3 to the exchequer. It makes economic sense and I think the government may just need the money in the future.