13/7/21 – Press Release
Bacta members James Corrigan and Lloyd Nichols played host to Robert Goodwill MP at their arcades in Scarborough last week.
Robert Goodwill MP is well known to James Corrigan and subsequently well-versed on issues pertaining to the seafront. “We covered a wide range of topics over the hour he afforded us and specifically the 5% VAT for tourism sector issue. We expressed our surprise that we are not considered to be part of tourism sector yet seafronts across the country would be nothing without our presence. Robert said he would write to Mr Sunak on the matter,” says James Corrigan of Jimmy Corrigan’s Ltd.
“The MP was very pleased to hear our optimistic views on the possibility of a strong season putting Scarborough firmly on the map as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. I stressed this was what we needed to repay the debt created over the last year,” adds Lloyd Nichols of Olympia Leisure.
John White, CEO of bacta says, “We would like to thank Robert Goodwill MP for taking the time to visit and Lloyd for hosting him. MP visits are the best possible way for our members to help their MPs understand the issues they face and to build a good rapport, which proves invaluable when it comes to lobbying. Over the years we have forged some really important relationships with MPs all over the country, including those we call our ‘seaside champions’ among whom we can certainly place Robert Goodwill MP.”
Image: Robert Goodwill MP with Lloyd Nichols
Bacta represents the owners and operators of over-18 amusement centres (AGCs), seaside amusement arcades, and the companies that hire machines to pubs, clubs, bowling alleys, bingo halls and similar venues. It also represents the manufacturers and distributors of all types of gaming machines and amusement equipment ranging from children’s rides, to jukeboxes, fruit machines in pubs and clubs, redemption machines, crane grabbers, penny falls, tuppeny nudgers, test your strength machines, videos, and pool tables.
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