Brothers Matt and Ben Jones are the founders of Roxy and since 2013 they have opened concept bars in Yorkshire and beyond, spotting gaps in the market and creating trends.
The timing was right to join the pioneers transforming the Leeds’ nightlife, to add interactive booze and ball games to the mix, and the brothers’ business skills and work ethic have been recognised by the Foresight Group, who have invested £7.5 million for Roxy to continue to expand their already impressive portfolio. New venues will be launched in Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham this year.
Roxy Ball Room, Roxy Lanes and Roxy Arcade offer ping-pong, pool tables, bowling, shuffleboard, mini-golf, arcade gaming and karaoke. Roxy Ball Room made its debut on Boar Lane in Leeds seven years ago, including premium craft beer, cocktails and fast food to ensure a wide variety of customers have a comprehensive choice for their occasion.
Rob Jones, Investment Manager at Foresight, said:
“Roxy demonstrates some of the most attractive leisure sector performance metrics we have seen and the growth of the business in recent years has been impressive. The company is well-positioned to accelerate its growth with the additional support and guidance that Foresight will bring. Matt and Ben have built a successful business with a good corporate culture and we look forward to working with them to take Roxy through the next stage of its growth.”
Matt and Ben added:
‘’The past seven years have been a complete blur for Roxy Leisure, but what a journey it’s been. When we launched Roxy Ball Room on Boar Lane back in 2013, we knew we were onto something special and seven additional venue launches later, here we are!’’
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