Sankeys is a nightclub franchise with its first nightclub in Ancoats, Manchester. The company currently operates a nightclub in Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza and opened a New York City venue in 2013.Sankeys ManchesterSankeys first opened its doors in Manchester as Sankeys Soap in June 1994. It was so-called Sankeys Soap due to its residence inside Beehive Mill, Ancoats which once was used to manufacture soap. The basement of the mill was transformed into a club and live music venue by Andy Spiro and Rupert Campell. After nearly going bankrupt only six months after opening the venue managed to keep thriving. However, in 1998 due to financial problems Sankeys Soap closed its doors to the public. In 2000 the club was revived by business partners David Vincent and Sacha Lord-Marchionne. This time the club was more successful than before, tackling the problems that had crippled its previous owners. Six years later in 2006 the club was forced to close once more, much to the dismay of clubbers. David Vincent announced that this time Sankeys Soap would be closed for good.Later that summer it was announced that the club was to re-open under the shorter name Sankeys. It would be under the direction of David Vincent who invited Andy Spiro to get involved once again. During its closure the club underwent a major refit involving a brand new LED Lighting System and featuring the "hatongue" who took over from the legendary "Mad Graham" after the PAR cans were removed. The main DJ booth was also replaced by a new circular box. In 2009, owing to the success of the new club, 15 further changes were made to celebrate 15 years of the Sankeys dynasty. These included dynamic ceiling lighting in the Spektrum (the upstairs part of the club) as well as a Beach constructed with 50 Tonnes of Bahamas Sand and the introduction of a state-of-the-art barcoded entry system. In 2010, Sankeys was voted the number one club in the world in a DJ Mag reader poll. Following the success of 2010 David Vincent announced plans to create Seven Sankeys of the World in the seven cities that inspired the original Sankeys.