Maison Sport announces £400K investment to fuel expansion
Maison Sport, the independent ski and snowboard instructor provider, has announced it has raised £442,000 in funding as it aims to grow 300% in 2022. This is in addition to the £1.3m that was announced early last year.
Founded in 2015 by ski instructors Aaron Tipping, Nick Robinson and Olly Robinson, Maison Sport has experienced “unprecedented demand” following the relaxing of restrictions and forecasts it will grow overall revenue by 300% this season.
The latest phase of successful crowdfunding by the UK-based company will strengthen its position as it reaches new customer markets across Europe, with skiers in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy all using the platform in increasing numbers. Maison Sport has also recently expanded its service to the SnowWorld Landgraaf, an indoor slope in the Netherlands, as well as to new audiences in the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Montenegro.
Maison Sport Co-founder Nick Robinson, said: “The end of the winter season alongside restrictions being removed has led to unprecedented demand, with Maison Sport instructors being snapped up at breakneck speed.
“The year ahead will see a number of enhancements to our customer and instructor offering such as a new instructor app, giving them additional capabilities such as a “calendar sync”, which enables them to auto-update their Maison Sport availability.
“We have also moved all instructors to instant book, meaning bookings are confirmed immediately rather than customers having to wait up to 36 hours for instructors to accept a booking. It’s truly fantastic to be in this position in early 2022 and to emerge from all the challenges of the last two years with genuine confidence.”