Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Steve Jolliffe

We are looking forward to welcoming Steve Jolliffe, Founder, Co-Founder & CEO.

Steve Jolliffe completed his Cranfield MBA in 1986 after which he successfully invented and grew the Mystery Shopping, Topgolf and Puttshack.

BDI Ltd (Mystery Shopping) was the fastest growing market research company in the UK for 10 consecutive years and employed over 1,000 full and part-time staff when it was purchased in 1997 by United News & Media plc.

Steve launched Topgolf in the year 2000 and there are now over 80 sites worldwide, with revenues approaching $2 billion per annum. It is projected that more people will play Topgolf in the US in 2024 than traditional golf.

Puttshack is now transforming mini golf in a similar way that Topgolf transformed golf driving ranges. Puttshack has recently raised $150m from BlackRock to open 20 new sites per annum. Revenues are forecast to be in excess of $1billion by the end of 2025.

Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Steve Jolliffe
Thu 9 February 2023 18:00—19:30

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Cranfield University

The Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship

We are looking forward to welcoming Steve Jolliffe, Founder, Co-Founder & CEO.

Steve Jolliffe completed his Cranfield MBA in 1986 after which he successfully invented and grew the Mystery Shopping, Topgolf and Puttshack.

BDI Ltd (Mystery Shopping) was the fastest growing market research company in the UK for 10 consecutive years and employed over 1,000 full and part-time staff when it was purchased in 1997 by United News & Media plc.

Steve launched Topgolf in the year 2000 and there are now over 80 sites worldwide, with revenues approaching $2 billion per annum. It is projected that more people will play Topgolf in the US in 2024 than traditional golf.

Puttshack is now transforming mini golf in a similar way that Topgolf transformed golf driving ranges. Puttshack has recently raised $150m from BlackRock to open 20 new sites per annum. Revenues are forecast to be in excess of $1billion by the end of 2025.