MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (SEA LIFE) LIMITED

LINK HOUSE, 25 WEST STREET, POOLE, DORSET, BH15 1LD

Company Number: 02182098
Incorporation date: 22-Oct-1987
Status: Active
Entity type: Private Limited Company

SIC codes:
91040 Botanical and zoological gardens and nature reserves activities
93290 Other amusement and recreation activities not elsewhere classified




SUMMARY

This company is 36.6 years old and is currently active. It is controlled by Merlin Entertainments Group Operations Limited. The company has positive equity (net assets) of GBP 104.7 million which has increased from GBP 91.1 million in the previous year. The latest reported revenue figure is GBP 43.1 million which is similar to the previous year's figure of GBP 44.3 million. The company has 5 active officers (directors or partners) who are or were officers of 149 other companies, 25 (16.8%) of which have since been dissolved or are proposed for strike off. The company has no public disputes filed on the Business Disputes Register. There are no court cases involving the company that we are aware of.


FINANCIALS (BETA)

Next accounts due: 30-Sep-2024
Accounts Filed: AUDIT EXEMPTION SUBSIDIARY (31-Dec-2022)


P&L Financials:
Year end Currency Revenue Operating profit Interest Received Interest Paid Tax Net Profit GBP
29-Dec-2018 GBP 43,139,000 13,887,000 384,000 3,359,000 13,174,000
30-Dec-2017 GBP 44,340,000 13,156,000 301,000 3,924,000 42,137,000
31-Dec-2016 GBP 46,714,000 16,941,000 671,000 4,270,000 14,173,000
26-Dec-2015 GBP 42,876,000 12,710,000 362,000 2,743,000 9,926,000


Balance Sheet Financials:
Year end Currency Cash Current Assets Current Liabilities Debt Share Capital Premium Reserve Retained Earnings Net Assets
29-Dec-2018 GBP 8,040,000 11,479,000 25,606,000 8,235,000 778,000 91,197,000 104,726,000
30-Dec-2017 GBP 24,317,000 30,262,000 26,757,000 8,235,000 778,000 78,023,000 91,115,000
31-Dec-2016 GBP 4,789,000 14,409,000 24,183,000 8,235,000 778,000 65,886,000 78,611,000
26-Dec-2015 GBP 42,014,000 47,633,000 20,596,000 8,235,000 778,000 51,713,000 63,812,000

VALUATION EVENTS (BETA)

Year end Currency % Equity Sum raised Pre-Money Valuation* Post-Money Valuation* Enterprise Value**
Insufficient available data for calculating valuations.

DISPUTES

No disputes filed on www.disputesregister.org

COMPANY SECRETARY


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All apointments
(active/resigned)
Active Fiona Jane ROSE 26 Feb 2016 21 May 2024 1 - 0
Resigned Colin North ARMSTRONG 11 Jan 2008 26 Feb 2016 British 1 - 171
Resigned Darcy CORBEN 06 Mar 2006 11 Jan 2008 British 0 - 53
Resigned Andrew Christopher CARR 08 Oct 1996 06 Mar 2006 Finance Director Company Secre British 0 - 100
Resigned Judith Ann HOPE 06 Jun 1995 30 Sep 1996 Finance Director British 0 - 10
Resigned Judith Ann HOPE 30 Sep 1996 0 - 10

DIRECTORS


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All appointments
(active/resigned)
Dissolved companies
(rate)
Active Sundeep Singh JOUHAL 31 Oct 2023 Director British 2 - 00 (0.0%)
Active Martin LUFFMAN 31 Oct 2023 Director British 2 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Stephanie Jane BROOKSBANK 27 Dec 2018 08 Apr 2022 Finance Director British 13 - 50 (0.0%)
Resigned Stephanie-Jane BROOKSBANK 27 Dec 2018 08 Apr 2022 Finance Director British 0 - 50 (0.0%)
Resigned Tony GRIZZANTI 27 Dec 2018 04 Jun 2020 Director British 0 - 30 (0.0%)
Active Rene JohannesLeonardus SLEVEN 06 Feb 2018 Regional General Manager, Rest Of Europe Dutch 1 - 00 (0.0%)
Resigned Ian David WOOD 16 Jan 2017 06 Feb 2018 Regional General Manager Rest Of Europe British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Active Matthew Paul JOWETT 26 Feb 2016 General Counsel And Company Secretary British 51 - 15833 (15.8%)
Resigned Nicholas Stephen MACKENZIE 24 Aug 2015 27 Dec 2017 Company Director British 0 - 130 (0.0%)
Active Fiona Jane ROSE 24 Aug 2015 Assistant Group Company Secretary British 46 - 2417 (24.3%)
Resigned Dominic JONES 03 Feb 2015 16 Jan 2017 Director British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Colin North ARMSTRONG 28 Apr 2011 26 Feb 2016 Director British 1 - 17154 (31.4%)
Resigned Donald Glenn EARLAM 22 Jan 2009 12 Jun 2015 Company Director British 0 - 142 (14.3%)
Resigned Fraser MONTGOMERY 22 Jan 2009 31 Jul 2019 Accountant British 0 - 223 (13.6%)
Resigned James Gurth BURLEIGH 19 Jun 2006 22 Jan 2009 Divisional Director Sea Life British 0 - 61 (16.7%)
Resigned Elisabeth Christine DURE-SMITH 19 Jun 2006 22 Jan 2009 Group Financial Controller Dutch 0 - 62 (33.3%)
Resigned Johannes, Herr MOCK 14 May 2004 31 Jul 2008 Executive Director German 0 - 41 (25.0%)
Resigned Steven Mark PALMER 25 Aug 1998 21 Dec 1998 Finance Director British 2 - 13070 (53.0%)
Resigned David Leslie HUDD 01 Jun 1997 07 Apr 1998 Company Director British 1 - 3412 (34.3%)
Resigned Andrew Christopher CARR 29 Aug 1996 22 Jan 2009 Finance Director British 0 - 10035 (35.0%)
Resigned Keith THOMAS 06 Feb 1996 20 May 1997 Business Development Director British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Nick John VARNEY 03 Oct 1995 19 Jun 2006 Chief Executive Chairman British 1 - 92 (20.0%)
Resigned Alexandra Louise PIKE 06 Jun 1995 16 Sep 1996 Marketing Director British 0 - 137 (53.8%)
Resigned Judith Ann HOPE 06 Jun 1995 30 Sep 1996 Finance Director British 0 - 104 (40.0%)
Resigned David Champion MACE 19 Oct 1992 16 Sep 1996 Managing Director British 2 - 204 (18.2%)
Resigned David Leslie HUDD 19 Oct 1992 11 Apr 1995 Company Director British 1 - 3412 (34.3%)
Resigned Nicholas James IRENS 19 Oct 1992 21 Dec 1998 Company Director British 0 - 3919 (48.7%)
Resigned Peter Lance TAYLOR 17 Jun 1992 11 Apr 1995 Chartered Accountant British 0 - 3816 (42.1%)
Resigned David NEWMAN 03 Oct 1995 Architect British 0 - 71 (14.3%)
Resigned David Champion MACE 16 Sep 1996 Managing Director British 2 - 204 (18.2%)
Resigned Michael ARNISON-NEWGASS 11 Apr 1995 Chartered Accoutant British 0 - 146 (42.9%)
Resigned Peter GROVE 16 Jul 1992 Operations Director British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Ian Walter SWANSON 19 Oct 1992 Marketing Director British 0 - 61 (16.7%)
Resigned Guy Whitmore MACE 11 Apr 1995 Fish Farmer British 0 - 267 (26.9%)
Number of active directors: 5
Average tenure of active directors: 4.9 years
Average tenure of resigned directors: 3.0 years
Average active director Dissolution Rate: 8.0%

DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS IN OTHER COMPANIES

Name
 
DS SMITH CORRUGATED PACKAGING LIMITED (00053913) - Active
DS SMITH PAPER LIMITED (00058614) - Active
DSS ESOP TRUSTEES LIMITED (00120484) - Dissolved
W.ROWLANDSON & COMPANY LIMITED (00133121) - Active
ASHTON CORRUGATED (SOUTHERN) LIMITED (00151387) - Active
TILLOTSONS(LIVERPOOL),LIMITED (00155519) - Active
DECORPRINT LIMITED (00155802) - Active
DS SMITH RECYCLING UK LIMITED (00214967) - Active
R.W. KENT SEVERNSIDE LIMITED (00254297) - Dissolved
ST,REGIS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (00328480) - Active
THE LONDON PLANETARIUM COMPANY LIMITED (00340209) - Active
TREFOREST MILL PLC (00349041) - Active
DS SMITH DISPLAY HOLDING LIMITED (00382678) - Active
DANIELS(CAM)LIMITED (00387127) - Dissolved
DS SMITH DORMANT FIVE LIMITED (00457850) - Active
PAVIDDA PAPER LIMITED (00464380) - Active
UNITED SHOPPER MARKETING LIMITED (00489560) - Active
D.W. PLASTICS (UK) LIMITED (00495461) - Active
DS SMITH (UK) LIMITED (00501594) - Active
CONEW LIMITED (00503349) - Active
DS SMITH SUDBROOK LIMITED (00518152) - Active
WANSBROUGH PAPER COMPANY LIMITED(THE) (00518299) - Active - Proposal to Strike off
SRP NEW THAMES LIMITED (00543506) - Active
WADDINGTON & DUVAL LIMITED (00563460) - Active
DS SMITH LOGISTICS LIMITED (00621604) - Active
DS SMITH PACKAGING LIMITED (00630681) - Active
DAVID S SMITH (PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS) LIMITED (00668770) - Active
TILLOTSONS CORRUGATED CASES LIMITED (00698122) - Active
DS SMITH DORMANT EIGHT LIMITED (00770958) - Active
AVONBANK PAPER DISPOSAL LIMITED (00789854) - Active
ST. REGIS PAPER COMPANY LIMITED (00792203) - Active
RAPAK PSI LIMITED (00964069) - Active
DS SMITH DORMANT SIX LIMITED (01013014) - Dissolved
CORRUPLAST LIMITED (01041480) - Dissolved
ABBEY CORRUGATED LIMITED (01122036) - Active
REED & SMITH LIMITED (01130100) - Active
TUSSAUDS HOLDINGS LIMITED (01147673) - Dissolved
CORRUGATED PRODUCTS LIMITED (01437923) - Active
MULTIGRAPHICS LIMITED (01455554) - Active
PRIORY PACKAGING LIMITED (01720723) - Active
MILJOINT LIMITED (01789799) - Active
ST. REGIS HOLDINGS PLC (01906182) - Active
CHESSINGTON ZOO LIMITED (02083608) - Active
ASHTON CORRUGATED (02125122) - Active
MADAME TUSSAUD'S LIMITED (02168431) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (SEA LIFE) LIMITED (02182098) - Active
ST. REGIS KEMSLEY LIMITED (02197371) - Active
GROVEHURST ENERGY LIMITED (02197516) - Active
DAVID S SMITH PACKAGING (POLAND) LIMITED (02250014) - Dissolved
SEA LIFE CENTRE (BLACKPOOL) LIMITED (02407713) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (BLACKPOOL) LIMITED (02429776) - Active
SEA LIFE CENTRES LIMITED (02438007) - Dissolved
JDS HOLDING (02456208) - Active
ALTON TOWERS LIMITED (02464313) - Active
BIBER PAPER CONVERTING LIMITED (02481569) - Active
CALARA HOLDING LIMITED (02498446) - Active
DS SMITH CALARA LIMITED (02514558) - Dissolved
DAVID S. SMITH NOMINEES LIMITED (02586461) - Active
DS SMITH INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (02636539) - Active
LEGOLAND WINDSOR PARK LIMITED (02721728) - Active
DSSH NO.1 LIMITED (02873032) - Active
LONDON EYE MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED (02896849) - Active
DSS EASTERN EUROPE LIMITED (03121828) - Active
CASUALFLEET LIMITED (03129253) - Dissolved
DSS QUEST TRUSTEES LIMITED (03471128) - Dissolved
BABCOCK LAND LIMITED (03493110) - Active
DSS POZNAN LIMITED (03522703) - Active
BABCOCK PORCHESTER LIMITED (03592083) - Active
MERLIN MAGIC MAKING LIMITED (03663168) - Active
WARWICK CASTLE LIMITED (03667101) - Active
CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES LIMITED (03667104) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUSTEES LIMITED (03671050) - Active
TUSSAUDS THEME PARKS LIMITED (03671058) - Dissolved
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (DUNGEONS) LIMITED (03671067) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP OPERATIONS LIMITED (03671093) - Active
TUSSAUDS GROUP (UK) PENSION PLAN TRUSTEE LIMITED (03671332) - Active
TAPI COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (03691302) - Dissolved
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (ASIA PACIFIC) LIMITED (03767102) - Active
THE MILLENNIUM WHEEL COMPANY LIMITED (03793329) - Active
MERLIN ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT LIMITED (03825036) - Dissolved
MADAME TUSSAUDS TOURING EXHIBITION LIMITED (03844617) - Active
BABCOCK AEROSPACE LIMITED (03887962) - Active
A. A. GRIGGS AND COMPANY LIMITED (04132686) - Active
BAE SYSTEMS SURFACE SHIPS PORTSMOUTH LIMITED (04298873) - Liquidation
DS SMITH ITALY LIMITED (04424098) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (04598949) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS FINANCE LIMITED (04681431) - Dissolved
MULTIGRAPHICS HOLDINGS LIMITED (04827739) - Active
PIRATE ADVENTURE GOLF LIMITED (04970764) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (NBD) LIMITED (05010879) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (05014685) - Dissolved
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP LIMITED (05022287) - Active
M.E.G.H. LIMITED (05022289) - Dissolved
SEA LIFE TRUSTEES LIMITED (05036964) - Active
CORPLEX PLASTICS UK LTD (05267740) - Active
THEBANNERPEOPLE.COM LIMITED (05272799) - Active
WIZARD ACQUISITIONCO LIMITED (05417889) - Dissolved
WIZARD EQUITYCO LIMITED (05446431) - Dissolved
WIZARD BONDCO LIMITED (05447232) - Dissolved
WIZARD NEWCO LIMITED (05448611) - Dissolved
MULTIGRAPHICS SERVICES LIMITED (05501913) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS SHARE PLAN NOMINEE LIMITED (05507318) - Active
FIRST4BOXES LIMITED (05646730) - Active
LONDON EYE HOLDINGS LIMITED (05686179) - Active
CHESSINGTON HOTEL LIMITED (05686193) - Active
DS SMITH EURO FINANCE LIMITED (05987239) - Active
CHARCOAL HOLDCO LIMITED (06125928) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (06125929) - Active
CHARCOAL MIDCO 1 LIMITED (06125930) - Active
ALTON TOWERS RESORT OPERATIONS LIMITED (06127441) - Active
THORPE PARK OPERATIONS LIMITED (06127478) - Active
CHARCOAL CLG 1 LIMITED (06128422) - Active
CHARCOAL CLG 2 LIMITED (06128435) - Active
CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES OPERATIONS LIMITED (06128521) - Active
CHARCOAL NEWCO 1 LIMITED (06128686) - Active
CHARCOAL NEWCO 1A LIMITED (06130062) - Active
MERLIN ATTRACTIONS OPERATIONS LIMITED (06272935) - Active
MERLIN US HOLDINGS LIMITED (06273035) - Active
LEGOLAND US HOLDINGS LIMITED (06273037) - Active
CWA PROPCO LIMITED (06273039) - Active
LONDON DUNGEON LIMITED (06287468) - Active
KZ MEXICO HOLDCO LIMITED (06287488) - Dissolved
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS HOLIDAYS LIMITED (06287489) - Active
SEA LIFE CENTRES LIMITED (06287526) - Active
KZ CHINA HOLDCO LIMITED (06287527) - Dissolved
THE TUSSAUDS GROUP LIMITED (06287588) - Active
TUSSAUDS LIMITED (06287589) - Active
THE SEAL SANCTUARY LIMITED (06287590) - Active
DS SMITH UKRAINE LIMITED (06352659) - Active
DS SMITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIFE COVER SCHEME LIMITED (06428231) - Active
MERLIN'S MAGIC WAND TRUSTEES LIMITED (06511344) - Active
LONDON AQUARIUM (SOUTH BANK) LIMITED (06553877) - Active
DS SMITH HOLDINGS LIMITED (06739623) - Active
DS SMITH FINCO LIMITED (06740135) - Active
ICONIC IMAGES INTERNATIONAL LTD (06796595) - Dissolved
THE LESS PACKAGING COMPANY LTD. (07023121) - Active
AMBITIONS ACADEMIES TRUST (07977940) - Active
DS SMITH BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED (08114486) - Active
DS SMITH PERCH LIMITED (08150751) - Active
DS SMITH HADDOX LIMITED (08158972) - Active
THE BRAND COMPLIANCE COMPANY LIMITED (08335022) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS LIMITED (08700412) - Active
MERLIN UK FINCO 1 LIMITED (08753258) - Active
MERLIN UK FINCO 2 LIMITED (08753263) - Active
TOTAL MARKETING SUPPORT LIMITED (09223390) - Active
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS CROWN (UK) LIMITED (09679586) - Active
SEA LIFE TRUST LIMITED (10833916) - Active
MERLIN UK FINANCE 1A LIMITED (11094850) - Active
MERLIN UK FINANCE 2A LIMITED (11094942) - Active
ST REGIS PACKAGING (SCOTLAND) LIMITED (SC073615) - Active

SHAREHOLDERS (BETA)

Shareholder name Share class Shares at confirmation date
2016-11-202015-11-202014-11-202013-11-202012-11-20
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP OPERATIONS LIMITEDORDINARY8,235,150
100%
8,235,150
100%
8,235,150
100%
8,235,150
100%
8,235,150
100%

SHAREHOLDINGS (BETA)

Company name Share class Shares at confimation date
2016-11-202015-11-202014-11-202013-11-202012-11-20
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (SEA LIFE) LIMITEDORDINARY100
50%
100
50%
100
50%
100
50%
100
50%
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (SEA LIFE) LIMITEDORDINARY100
50%
100
50%
100
50%
100
50%
100
50%

CONTROLLED COMPANIES / CONTROLLING ENTITIES



Controlling entities above

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (SEA LIFE) LIMITED

Controlled companies below

LATE PAYMENTS REPORT


Start date End date Average days to pay % invoices paid over 60 days % invoices not paid within agreed terms Gov.uk report
2023-07-01 2023-12-31 28 7% 23% 80259
2023-01-01 2023-06-30 48 16% 31% 74762
2022-07-01 2022-12-31 53 22% 41% 68115
2022-01-01 2022-06-30 64 25% 48% 61722
2021-07-01 2021-12-31 72 36% 62% 54240
2021-01-01 2021-06-30 81 34% 77% 49109
2020-07-01 2020-12-31 47 17% 46% 42126
2020-01-01 2020-06-30 30 6% 56% 35427
2019-07-01 2019-12-31 44 12% 70% 28229
2019-07-01 2019-12-31 53 18% 50% 28233
2019-01-01 2019-06-30 58 19% 47% 20414
2018-07-01 2018-12-30 40 9% 67% 10844
2018-01-01 2018-06-30 50 14% 49% 5732


COURT CASES


No Court Cases found

PATENTS


No Patents found

COMPETITORS

(Based on Sic code: 91040 Botanical and zoological gardens and nature reserves activities)

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MILLER LEISURE LIMITED 1ST FLOOR, 19 CLIFFTOWN ROAD, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM, SS1 1AB 03978774 2017-12-31 1,140,180 0
THE ACHILTIBUIE GARDEN LTD 103 ACHILTIBUIE, ULLAPOOL, ROSS-SHIRE, IV26 2YG SC339195 2018-03-31 21,057 0
THE ZOO MAP COMPANY LTD RACS GROUP HOUSE, THREE HORSESHOES WALK, WARMINSTER, WILTSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, BA12 9BT 09693743 2017-07-31 0 0

LIQUIDATION RISK (BETA)



This company is Active. Statistically, Active companies have a low probability of being liquidated within a year.
Here are our probability predictions:
Basis Liquidation within 3 months Liquidation within 6 months Liquidation within 12 months Prediction confidence
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (SEA LIFE) LIMITED 0.7% 3.6% 7.1% Medium
Other companies Active in the same sector Too few competitors
Age 0.3% 1.3% 2.4% Medium
Company Type 0.7% 3.7% 7.4% Medium
Accounts category 0.4% 1.3% 3.0% Medium
Accounting Month 0.6% 2.4% 5.5% Medium
Sic code count 0.8% 3.8% 7.5% Medium
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