Sheffield City Centre Growth Strategy Continues As Arc Inspirations To Double Up

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The award-winning bar group, Arc Inspirations, is set to enhance its presence in Sheffield with the launch of a new site later this year. Known for its premium bar brands, Banyan, BOX, and Manahatta, Arc Inspirations is pushing forward with its ambitious city centre growth strategy, aiming to operate 50 bars by 2030.

Following the successful debut of Manahatta Sheffield next to City Hall in early 2023, the company plans to double its footprint in the city with the opening of BOX Sheffield this autumn.

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Strategic Expansion and Financial Backing

Arc Inspirations recently secured £7 million in additional funding to support its nationwide expansion. This includes a £4 million loan from HSBC UK and a £3 million equity injection from shareholders, such as BGF, which has supported the business since 2022.

With a goal of opening at least four new venues annually over the next five years, the capital will facilitate Arc’s growth and finance a major refurbishment program across its existing sites.

Introducing BOX Sheffield

The new BOX Sheffield will introduce a high-quality sports bar and kitchen to the city, offering a dynamic space for customers to watch sports, play games, and enjoy lively nightlife. Known for its versatility, BOX locations transition from a relaxed daytime atmosphere to a vibrant evening scene.

Existing award-winning BOX venues in Leeds City Centre, Deansgate in Manchester, and Brindleyplace in Birmingham exemplify the brand’s successful formula.

Arc Inspirations Co-Founder and CEO, Martin Wolstencroft, expressed his enthusiasm for the expansion: “We’re thrilled to be doubling our presence in Sheffield, a city where we’ve seen great success over the past year. Manahatta Sheffield was one of our best ever launches, and we can’t wait to bring our award-winning sports bar concept to the Steel City.”

Job Creation and Career Opportunities

The new BOX Sheffield site is expected to create approximately 75 new jobs, providing long-term career opportunities. Arc Inspirations is committed to offering industry-leading training and development programs, fostering a vibrant company culture where team members can thrive.

This expansion aligns with the company’s strategy to solidify its presence in city centres and create engaging experiences for both staff and customers.

Future Plans and Growth

Beyond Sheffield, Arc Inspirations is set to open new Manahatta bars in Nottingham and Edinburgh this autumn. The company is also exploring additional locations in major cities such as London, Liverpool, and Cardiff, reflecting its robust growth trajectory and commitment to establishing its brands across the UK.

About Arc Inspirations

Founded in 1999 and based in Leeds, Arc Inspirations operates 20 top-tier bars and restaurants in the North of England. The company’s portfolio includes three core brands: Banyan, Manahatta, and BOX.

  • Banyan: With six venues, Banyan offers a stylish bar experience featuring exceptional cocktails, popular dishes, and a welcoming atmosphere. Locations include Leeds, Roundhay, Harrogate, Manchester, and Newcastle.
  • Manahatta: This glamorous, New York-inspired cocktail bar brand, with nine venues, brings the vibrant energy of New York to cities like Birmingham, Manchester, York, Harrogate, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Leeds.
  • BOX: Known for its high-quality sports bars, BOX combines food, drink, and entertainment. With five locations, BOX provides prime viewing for sports and social events. Its Leeds City Centre venue won Best New Bar at the Publican Awards 2019.

Arc Inspirations continues to build on its reputation for excellence, aiming to deliver unforgettable experiences across its venues.

For more information, please visit Arc Inspirations.

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