White takes to the road

Bacta Chief Executive John White has completed the first leg of a national tour, meeting with bacta members from the West of England, South Wales, Southern, London and Eastern regions. The tour, which provides a valuable opportunity for members to raise issues of both national and local importance was undertaken last week (12 – 16 March).


Expanding on the importance and role of bacta’s regional tours, John White said: “Meeting members in a relaxed environment and discussing the issues that impact their businesses is a really enjoyable part of the job. It provides an opportunity for me to explain bacta’s direction of travel across a range of issues and for the members to expand on the coal face issues from their perspective.”

He added: “Throughout my time working in the industry I have found that bacta members are at their most compelling when they get together and discuss the opportunities, challenges and threats facing the amusements and low stake gaming sectors both at the coast and inland. The regional tours that we undertake are very much a two way street of intelligence gathering and knowledge exchange which enable me to take the temperature of the industry and which help to inform bacta’s programme of activities moving forward. The regional tours are an important way in which we are able to engage with the membership and I would like to place on the record my sincere thanks to those members who participated and for the contributions they have made to bacta’s thinking.”

The second leg of the Regional Tour is scheduled to take place in May.



Bacta-Press-Release-22.03.18.zip (800 downloads )



bacta Chief Executive, John White

About bacta:

Bacta represents the amusement and gaming machine industry in the UK, encompassing high-tech and creative manufacturers, machine suppliers for pubs, clubs and bingo halls, as well as operators of Family Entertainment Centres and over 18s Gaming Centres. Bacta members include the whole of the amusement machine supply chain in the UK, which has a collective turnover of nearly £2bn across more than 500 companies, operating in excess of 310,000 machines.

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