On 25th May 2007, at just 21 years and 11 months, James opened Partyman World of Play in Basildon. Partyman World is the only playcentre in the UK to be opened that is operated entirely by professional children’s entertainers, and also the first of its kind to be opened and owned by someone so young. Then in July 2008, The Partyman Company and Partyman World proudly became winners at ‘The Basildon Business Awards’ in the category of ‘New Company’.
In April 2010, Jimbo performed his first ever live theatre show at the Thameside Theatre, in Essex to not one but three completely sell out audiences. In May 2010, Partyman Inflatables was launched and probably has one of the biggest choices of inflatables in the South East of England from a huge pyramid to an exciting pirate ship.
In 2009 the second Partyman World opened its doors in Lakeside with the very first Twizzle Tops Day Nursery. The following year in July 2010, the third Partyman World and second Twizzle Tops Day Nursery opened in Wembley. This new Partyman World has an outdoor area that matches the size and provides the same enjoyment as its indoor area.
In September 2011, Twizzle Tops Day Nursery opened its doors within Partyman World Basildon bringing the number of nurseries that Partyman operates to three. September 2011, also saw the brand new Laser Kombat arena open right next door to Partyman World Basildon. This has been a huge success with adults and children alike. October 2011, saw a re-launch of the Partyman Online Party Store www.partyman.co.uk for all of your party supplies and fancy dress. It now provides one of the best online services in the UK.
2013 has been one of the most exciting years so far, with the opening of two new Partyman World of Plays in Stevenage and Oxford and a new Twizzle Tops Nursery in Stevenage. If all that wasn’t enough the newest addition to the family Marsh Farm has brought 30 acres of magical fun to the group with its very own restaurants, gift shop, petting barns, bouncy village and lots lots more… the fun is never ending. With great plans being made for a new Twizzle Tops Nursery and Laser Kombat Arena to be added to Partyman World Oxford.
So that is the story from the beginning of ‘Jimbo the Partyman’ and ‘The Partyman Company’. To date, The Partyman Company has grown to be one of the best children’s and adult entertainment specialists in the country and we’re always striving to achieve that extra step towards complete customer satisfaction!
From Nan’s spare room in 2000 to now, James has not only a hugely successful entertainment company but also five truly magnificent indoor playcentres, four amazing day nurseries, two laser kombat arenas, a one-stop online Partyman shop, a magical farm, the most bouncy fun inflatables you have ever bounced on and the most amazingly friendly staff you’ve ever seen! So in a nutshell, the future is very bright for The Partyman Company with new entertainers being added, new services for parties all over the UK, new playcentres and new day nurseries… who knows what other magical adventures Jimbo the Partyman has up his sleeves.