Merlin Entertainments plc has been named ‘New Company of The Year 2013’ at the London Stock Exchange PLC Awards.
The award honours companies that have recently gone public and have the growth and management potential to win the prestigious Company of the Year award in future.
Merlin Entertainments plc Chief Executive, Nick Varney, said, “This Award is the culmination of an incredible 12 months for Merlin. Becoming a publicly quoted company was our long-standing objective and has given us the platform for the next stage of our development. We are now better placed than ever before to continue to build a robust, diversified business, based on our iconic attractions and our determination to deliver memorable days out for our tens of millions across the globe.
"Looking forwards, we are confident that our portfolio of attractions is well placed to take advantage of the world opportunity ahead of us, with our pipeline of new business developments remaining as full as ever. Indeed, Merlin has multiple levers to drive growth, and the right team in place to ensure continued delivery. Stand by for more Merlin magic ahead!”
Mark Fisher, Merlin’s Chief Development Officer, accepted the award on behalf of Merlin at the Awards Dinner, the ‘City Event of the Year’, which was attended by more than 1500 senior City executives.
Mark is speaking at blooloopLIVE, Blooloop’s first event in London on May 1st:
Image: Left to right – Mishal Husain, Mark Fisher (Merlin Entertainments plc), Simon Bridges (Canaccord Genuity) and Stephanie Hyde (PwC)