By Angela Green
Big Fang Collective has appointed Chris Morgan as the new CEO to lead the group on its path to expansion, with six new sites opening over the next two years, including Nottingham targeted for early 2024.
Morgan joins as CEO to help drive new experiential concepts planned for rollout in 2024. Previously he held the role of Managing Director at Big Fang Collective until 2022. He brings business development experience having worked across leisure, retail, healthcare and hospitality sectors, and most recently as a property and project consultant.
The group has set targets of securing a presence in every major UK city by 2025. To aid its ambitious expansion plans, Big Fang Collective has committed to growing its team with a series of strategic hires. Recent hires include a new Head of Marketing, Jack Edge (previously Mission Mars and Tokyo Industries) and Morgane Pavier (previously New World Trading Company) as Head of Sales, strengthening the group’s Marketing & Sales function.
Morgan commented on his appointment saying: “I am delighted to be returning to the group as CEO. My vision is for Big Fang Collective to have a presence in every major UK city, where we will continue to regenerate urban spaces and create new & innovative experiential concepts, changing the way the UK enjoys itself.”
Kip Piper, co-founder of Big Fang Collective, commented on Morgan rejoining the business: “Having previously been Managing Director for the business from 2018, and with his experience as a property and project consultant, Chris is the perfect person to drive the business forward both in the UK and internationally.”
The first concept initially launched in Liverpool in 2016 as Ghetto Golf was refined in 2022 to become Golf Fang following £5m investment from IMBIBA, a recognised leisure, lifestyle and entertainment specialist. The investment aimed to accelerate Big Fang Collective’s growth and readying the brand’s multi-concept international rollout.
As constant innovators in the competitive socialising market, Big Fang Collective recently introduced its newest concept Big Fang Karaoke, an immersive karaoke destination with its flagship venue set to open in Liverpool on 29th September. In the last 12 months, Big Fang Collective has also used the investment to introduce the Golf Fang brand to new cities, with sites launching in Glasgow, Sheffield, and Cardiff.
Big Fang Collective is dedicated to bringing show-stopping experiences to every corner of the UK, with its venues built on the foundation of immersive experiences, urban art, unique cocktails, and live music.
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