About Us

HB Leisure is the world´s leading partner for skill games and family arcades, bringing you fun & games since 1927.


Who we are

HB Leisure (HBL) is the world's leading attraction partner for skill games and amusements across the globe. Established in 1927, HBL operates in 20 countries and employs over 2000 people during peak season.

Working with some of the most well-known and respected organisations in the theme park, visitor attraction and leisure sectors, we partner to provide best in class skill games line-ups that enhance the guest experience, increase dwell time and build in-attraction spend.



We are a third generation family business, founded in 1927 by Mr. Harold Burt, the grandfather of the current Executive Chairman Tim Batstone.

Tim is a past Chairman of BALPPA, the UK trade association for the theme park and visitor attractions industry, and a former Chairman of BACTA, the British Amusement Catering Trade Association.

We are also a member of BACTA and IAAPA.

Our Team

With decades of experience in the leisure and entertainment industry, our team at HB Leisure has worked on games, prizes, coin-operated amusements and tailored solutions around the world for our existing clients

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    Tim Batstone Executive Chairman

    Tim took over his Grandfather’s company H B Leisure Limited as Managing Director in 1987. Since then he has led the expansion of the Group from its original base of two Family Entertainment Centres into a well established and respected company in the leisure and amusement industry. In recent years Tim has served as President for both BACTA and BALPPA and works closely with IAAPA.

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    Alex Sparks Managing Director

    Alex joined the company in 2009, moving from the retail industry where he worked for both the Virgin Group and Viacom. Alex has played an important role overseeing the company’s international expansion into new markets as well as working closely with existing business partners.

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    Eddie Lehart Operations Director

    Eddie has over 25 years’ experience with HBL in the set up and operation of Family Entertainment Centres and Midway Games in worldwide locations. From the early days of expansion setting up UK sites like Drayton Manor Park and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Edward now has an ever expanding portfolio of operations that he has successfully project managed from concept to operation, particularly in the Middle East.

Contact Us


If you are interested in partnering with HB Leisure or finding out more about us, please contact us via email and we will be delighted to get back to you.

email: businessdevelopment@hbleisure.co.uk