Loughborough Alumni


9 Jul 2020

Alumnus develops escape room business

Jamie Pollard-Jones has launched his own escape room business, Challenger Escapes, after realising the UK escape room industry could offer more.

Jamie graduated from Loughborough in 2014 with a degree in Politics and Business. He then went on to complete his training at The Royal Military Academy and joined the King’s Royal Hussars.

It was during his time in the military when Jamie created Challenger Escapes. He credits his military experience for giving him the understanding of how escape rooms allow groups to test themselves in complex scenarios and require teams to work effectively to achieve a shared aim.

Challenger Escapes use portable escape rooms which have toured all over the UK, and have a special corporate arm to the business. Jamie and the team have worked with several high profile businesses including Dyson and Crabbies, delivering bespoke escape room experiences.

They have also worked in Chile to design and develop an escape room in a shopping centre, with the aim of increasing footfall to the centre.

Find out more about Challenger Escapes.

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