Ten Entertainment chairman Nick Basing is to step down in September after six years in the role.

Basing steered the business to a peak pre-Covid valuation of £200m.

He was appointed CEO of Essenden, the forerunner to Ten Entertainment in 2009 whilst an operating partner of Harwood Capital, and chairman prior to the Company’s IPO in 2017.

Under his watch, the bowling group deployed new technologies; broadened the product offering with new gaming machines, table-tennis, karaoke and escape rooms; and upgraded the casual dining experience for guests.

Graham Blackwell, CEO, said: “Nick leaves Ten Entertainment in excellent shape and well-positioned to thrive in a post pandemic world. On behalf of everyone connected to Ten Entertainment, as CEO I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the devotion, hard work and inspirational leadership Nick has shown as both CEO and Chairman of the Group.”