The founders of teambuilding firm Blue Hat, which went into liquidation earlier this year, have brought the brand back and say they are intent on returning to their roots.
Owners Ben Parkinson and Neil Harvey have been working together on client projects for over 20 years and were the creative force behind award-winning events that helped build Blue Hat into a leading force in teambuilding before it collapsed into liquidation with debts of over £750k.
“Bluehat UK Ltd. went into liquidation due to diversifications between October 2014 and March 2015,” Parkinson told CN, “which it ultimately was unable to recover from. Recognising the teambuilding part of the business was always strong and having been the creative force behind the award winning games, Neil Harvey and I bought the assets from the liquidators.”
The pair court application to be able to use the name Bluehat in trading was granted. “It’s the brand that clients associate with innovative and engaging teambuilding solutions and we wanted to ensure that it was still available to both agency and corporate bookers who are looking for a more sophisticated, intelligent and worthwhile interactive based activity for their teams,” said Parkinson.
“The response we’ve had from our corporate and agency clients has been fantastic. Clients are always looking for new and interesting ideas,” he noted.
“We are looking forward to putting our focus back into creating new sophisticated, intelligent and worthwhile teambuilding concepts to enable clients to attain more value from their team meetings and conferences. The core business has always been strong,” Parkinson added.