Independent analysis estimates there would be 6.5 million visitors to The London Resort in 2025, growing to 12.5 million visitors by 2038. According to this analysis which assumes theme parks continue to grow at their 10 year growth rate, The London Resort would therefore rank as the largest theme park in Europe, ahead of Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris.
Tim Aker, Development Manager for the Kent and Medway Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said, “The London Resort is a fantastic opportunity for small businesses in the Southeast [United Kingdom]. This is a chance for SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] to be part of the supply chain and take advantage of the economic benefits this project will bring to the region. At a time when the country needs investment, this will have positive effects on the local and wider economy. We encourage SMEs to register and see what part they can play in this exciting development.”
“Businesses of all shapes and sizes have a critical role to play in this unique project,” commented Andy Martin, Strategy and Communications Director for the London Resort. “The Register of Interest will help us understand more about the type and size of businesses that are interested in becoming a supplier.”
There are many types of business that can get involved, with opportunities for a wide range of local, regional and national businesses. The information provided will help to inform The Resort’s approach to supply chain engagement including how best to ensure small and medium-sized enterprises and local businesses have opportunities to be part of this game changer for the UK’s entertainment and leisure industry.
“To date about 13,500 people and businesses have signed-up for project updates,” added Martin. “If a business has provided details before, though, we are asking them to complete the new register of interest form to ensure we have the most up-to-date details about their business and operations.”