22 Feb 2021

LBE Specialists Form New Turnkey Entertainment Operator Spider Entertainment

Kevin Williams (l.) und Rob Hetherington haben mit weiteren Spezialisten der Location-based Entertainment-Branche das Betreiberunternehmen Spider Entertainment gegründet.Rob Hetherington, most recently Commercial Director at Lappset Creative, and Kevin Williams, speaker and publisher of The Stinger Report, have joined forces with other location-based entertainment (LBE) specialists to form Spider Entertainment, a new operating company for turnkey visitor experiences. Hetherington, now CEO of Spider Entertainment, said “Retail destinations are turning to entertainment to drive footfall and enhance the customer experience. They need experienced operators to help them operate successful, profitable attractions. Spider helps brands access retail destinations and provides landlords with turnkey attraction operation.”

Williams, Co-Founder and Technology Director, commented: “The vision combined in this new operation offers an amazing opportunity, and I am honored to play a part in shaping its direction. I feel many across the industry will be surprised by what Spider Entertainment represents, in driving a new direction for the industry.” Hetherington added: “Our aim is to become the industry leader in Out of Home Entertainment. We have assembled a truly stellar line-up and I am delighted with the talent and experience Spider is now offering to clients, the team have unrivalled expertise in running profitable, pop-up and permanent attractions for IP owners, investors and landlords.”

For its global team, which will be located in offices in London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Spider Entertainment secured numerous experts from the entertainment industry:  Tracy Balsz (Director, Business Development), Kevin Smith (Operations Director), James Orchards (Director of Projects and Programming), Ashley Lynch (Director Design) and Sean Curtis (Group Marketing Director and Retail Strategy). (eap)