With team building activities increasing in popularity one centre in London is capitalising by launching the world’s first corporate escape room championships.
The Adventox Escape Rooms in West London welcomed dozens of corporate clients last year and published their own league table highlighting which companies were quickest to break free.
A team from Google finished top of the leaderboard ahead of some of Britain’s best known corporate names including Coca Cola, Sky and Barclays Bank.
The league table became a feature at the centre in Shepherd’s Bush with rival teams competing to knock Google off their perch right up until New Year’s Eve.
Now managers plan to go one step further by launching an annual Corporate Escapology Challenge – an annual event with teams competing to be named escape champions.
The escape rooms are based in the West12 Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush, close to the corporate headquarters of many UK companies.
Each team is locked inside rooms and handed one of two assignments – Mission X or Escape from Alcatraz, they must then escape the room in the quickest time possible but can ask for hints from Adventox controllers if they get stuck.
The team from Google topped the Adventox leaderboard for 2018 after escaping from Alcatraz in just 37 minutes and three seconds. Incredibly the clever lot required only one hint to aid their escape.
Wimbledon Tennis Club were hot on their heels, escaping the room in 38 minutes and 37 seconds after three helpful hints.
A team from John Lewis weren’t far behind, breaking free after 39 minutes and 41 seconds thanks to two hints.
Other corporate teams who took part in the challenge last year included crews from Amazon, Paddy Power, Coca Cola, Barclays, Virgin and PWC.