For our latest networking event we have partnered up with PuzzleDuck who’ve designed a special hunt for this event to discover more about the Baltic area of Liverpool.
You will be able to network with like-minded women whilst taking part in a series of fun and informative challenges all designed to test your powers of observation, puzzle solving skills, creative thinking and general knowledge. The event will start at 54 St. James Street, L1 0AB and will conclude at 92 Degrees, 49 Jamaica Street, L1 40H for the chance to do some networking and grab a coffee!
We caught up with Mal, the founder of PuzzleDuck to find out more about him and PuzzleDuck, and to find out more about this interactive app experience.
Mal was an A Level Computer Science teacher and Head of Department for over 20 years and he says he always used puzzles and logic problems in his teaching to encourage creative thinking and analytical skills in his students – whilst also creating a fun and cooperative working environment. In 2015, Mal left the profession to set up as an educational consultant. It was during this time he realised he missed creating the puzzles and problems that people solved and enjoyed, so wanted to bring this back into his life. This is where the idea of PuzzleDuck was born. After using a very basic piece of software to build a simple treasure hunt for his son’s birthday, Mal noticed a very obvious market gap for a product that allowed complex and interactive hunts to be built. With support from the University of Chester, he built it!
PuzzleDuck was designed to offer an alternative to more traditional team building activities and was aimed at the corporate and educational sectors. The official PuzzleDuck app launched in September 2019 with a hunt for the University of Liverpool as part of their Welcome Week programme. Mal says upon release of the app there was an initial burst of interest in PuzzleDuck and things were looking fantastic, and then along came the pandemic. During the various lockdowns, Mal pivoted the business to focus on creating an online shop where pre-built hunts could be purchased. The hunts on offer were in various areas across the UK and were aimed at the “bubbles” to use as part of their permitted exercise. This created a new element to the business which helped during the pandemic where his initial target audience of corporate and educational customers went quiet. Now, the initial burst of interest has returned, and the app has been updated to allow Mal to target many other sectors including visitor economy, hen/stag activities and more.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Baltic area of Liverpool and would like to participate in a fun activity whilst networking with like-minded women, come along to our Walk and Talk: Baltic Explore event!
Find out more & register at the link below!