Based in Liverpool, Heritage Great Britain (HGB) is the brand behind some of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions — from The Needles Landmark Attraction on the Isle of Wight to the Land’s End in West Cornwall and John O’Groats in the far north of Scotland. HGB looks after some of the UK’s most recognisable tourist attractions from its head office in Liverpool, where it has been based since 1999.
To celebrate its 20th year in the business, the North West-based leisure and tourism operator announced it has spent about GBP 5m in investment across its portfolio.
“This important funding will come from business profits”
HGB group finance director, Peter Johnson-Treherne, said: “It gives me great pleasure to see the business flourishing after 20 years, having navigated some challenging times for both the UK economy and tourism industry. In addition to normal maintenance and spend, we have already planned for and committed around GBP 5m towards inward investment across the next three years.
“This important funding will come from business profits, with the support of facilities provided by Santander whom we have banked with since 2009, making us their longest-serving customer in Liverpool.”
This year, the company is committing to its immediate and long-term future with significant investment across its sites, including the opening of a new beachfront attraction at Sandown on the Isle of Wight and upgrades to the accommodation at Land’s End.
“A highly valued, esteemed client”
Gordon Clements, relationship director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “Heritage Great Britain PLC is a highly valued, esteemed client and we’re delighted to be able to provide this funding to help it capitalise further on its historic portfolio of assets and deliver an exciting calendar of events through to 2022.
“Liverpool has long been a core region for the Bank and Santander is committed to supporting clients such as Heritage with an insight-led, relationship-based approach to banking and funding.”