In January Richard runs the first Cross Keys Activities for 12 children and 5 staff
Cross Keys runs during every school holiday and numbers are rising
Cross Keys takes over Mini Minors, a local day camp with a similar philosophy. Richard's brother Lawrence joins as a Director
Cross Keys and Mini Minors run in tandem. The press become interested in Richard's exciting approach to camps.
The brothers take over Experience UK (XUK), the provider of a day and residential camp
All three camps now share a staff uniform and an integrated office system
Record numbers mean that some weeks are sold out months in advance
Launch of Mini Minors Swimming; Our website selected as one of UK's top children's sites
Summer camps extended to a five-week stretch; Launch of our Birthday Parties service
We appear in the Sunday Times as one of the top 10 camps in Britain!
Launch of our new overnight XUK London Trip. Huge investment in adventure activity equipment
Received an 'outstanding' grade from OFSTED at our residential camp, XUK
Richard attends a conference and award ceremony to congratulate XUK on our outstanding OFSTED inspection
Richard marries Emma on May 17th
Our camps push ahead with technology by adding facebook & twitter pages as well as a blog site.
Received an 'outstanding' grade from OFSTED at our day camp, Mini Minors.
Increased capacity at XUK and introduced the new 'XUK day camp' for 7-13s at Brooklands
Our first XUK video released.
Introduced XUK English, our new summer language school. Also, for the first year, running a 6-week residential camp
XUK runs for 6 weeks for the first time
Our first XUK English video released.
Mini Minors received another 'outstanding' grade from OFSTED
XUK Excel is launched. XKeys Ltd is now running 3 residential camps
XUK English & XUK Activity inspected by OFSTED and both pass with flying colours
XUK Excel inspected by the BAC with wonderful feedback and a brand new certificate.
XUK Activity moves to the Abberley Hall School.