Indoor Bouldering Centre Launch Second Outlet with Funding from Barclays

Posted on the 1 December 2017

Indoor Bouldering Centre Launch Second Outlet with Funding from Barclays

Newcastle indoor bouldering centre Climb Newcastle Limited today announced the launch of a second site with funding from Barclays.

Established in 2007, Climb Newcastle Limited is located at Shipley Place, Byker and run by entrepreneurs Andy Earl, Chris Graham and Darren Stevenson. The business provides a world class indoor bouldering centre accommodating climbers of all abilities and ages. The centre provides school and group coaching, induction sessions, dedicated training areas and offers kids classes from the age of three. Partnering with the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, they attract visitors from across the UK and overseas and they have now launched a second site at The Valley in Ouseburn.

Chris Graham, Director Climb Newcastle Limited said: “We are delighted to be expanding our business to open a second climbing centre in the up and coming Ouseburn Valley. The centre will help to bring in a new generation of climbers at an exciting time for the sport, with climbing making its debut at the Olympic Games in 2020. Barclays has been working with us for over ten years now to support our growth strategy and moved quickly to put the funding in place for the second site.”

Climb Newcastle Limited employs over 15 staff and turnover for the current year is expected to exceed £500k.

Paul Smith, Barclays Senior Business Manager arranged the new funding package and said, ‘’I’ve been working with Andy, Chris and Darren since 2007 and helped them with their initial start-up, so it’s great to see them expanding to a second site. It’s so rewarding working with customers to achieve their long held dreams and provide them with not only finance, but guidance and support. We look forward to seeing the continuing growth of this well managed and ambitious business.”