Our values developed from our social enterprise roots and guide the way we do business
We will reuse, recycle or re-purpose as the first choice. This can be seen in the creation of all our escape rooms. Our venues will be buildings that otherwise would be disused or abandoned, such as Create on the Square in Cheltenham, which was empty for 12yrs previously.
We proactively strive to include people from diverse backgrounds, both in employment, and in our experiences. We’re always looking to work with people from all walks of life. Our escape rooms will create experiences that suit all abilities, including accessible rooms designed specifically for people with different abilities.
With all our games, we want our customers to have a thrilling experience and create lasting memories with their family, friends and colleagues. Our team work hard to create a welcoming space and an exciting adventure for all to enjoy.
In January 2018, Create on the Square, a social enterprise based on Coronation Square in Cheltenham, ran a once a month escape room event in the local Hester’s Way Community Resource Centre.
The escape rooms were very popular and so weekly rooms were run at the Create venue, with temporary walls being set up and taken down every weekend, and customers entering via the rear entrance.
A number of different variations of room were tried out at the Create venue, as the escape rooms grew in popularity, until in the summer of 2019, we built two custom escape rooms in the venue.
In November, 2019, Laburinthos Ltd was formed to oversee the development of the Escape Rooms Cheltenham business, which was now employing 7 people and running 6 days a week. The themes continued to provide our customers with a new experience at Cheltenham, and also at new venues in Kidderminster and Stourbridge.
In March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of all the escape room venues and so we began to create printable escape room kits for people to run at home. Providing people with something to do in isolation, and also creating much needed income to pay staff.