Rekom has reported strong revenue growth in the UK, totalling £97.8m in 2022, compared to £65.8m the previous year.

The UK arm of the Northern European nightlife business accounted for more than a third of Rekom’s total group revenue for the period, of DKK 2.26bn (£260m).

Rekom UK achieved EBITDA of £18.4m last year, compared to £16.6m in 2021, and grew its estate from 42 to 52 venues over the year.

Among the new openings were several Scandinavian concepts it had introduced to the UK market from its parent company, comprising Heidi’s Bier Bar and Proud Mary, which opened in Cardiff and Birmingham.

Commenting on the results, Peter Marks, chairman of Rekom UK, said he was delighted to report positive results from Rekom Group and that he was pleased to highlight that its UK division is currently the group’s strongest performing division.

“We are mindful however that this year’s performance lays in part due to an initial post-lockdown surge, after which we saw guest numbers normalise in recent months,” he said.

“Saying that, although we are not immune to the pressures the sector has faced and continues to face, we are confident that with a relevant and engaging business offering, we can continue to evolve and develop both our brand and estate throughout 2023.”

Russell Quelch, executive country director of Rekom UK, said the addition of the Scandinavian concepts had been “the big success for us this year”, giving the business a broader guest profile, trading window and variation to its offering.

Adam Falbert, CEO of Rekom, added: “I believe that our industry is entering a phase of consolidation in Europe, where the nightlife platform we have built and the experience we have gained – not least from the integration of the acquisition in the UK, which has exceeded all expectations – will make us one of the key players that others will look towards.”