Bacta gets set for the future as modernisation programme becomes a reality after nearly 50-years of service

Bacta is close to completing the final stages of its restructure programme with members reminded to cast their votes for the new bacta officers to serve on both the Amusement and the Gaming Council. Bacta is also electing a new President, Vice-President and three past-presidents to the new eleven-person National Council. Votes have to be received at bacta’s Ely Place office by 5pm on Monday 24 July. 

The last meeting of ManCom will take place on 26 July followed by an EGM on 27 July at which members will be asked to formally approve the trade association’s new set of rules.

The 40 successful candidates voted on to the Amusement Council (20 vacancies) and the Gaming Council (20 vacancies) will be invited to attend the inaugural meetings taking place on 7 September. Each Council will be asked to elect three of their colleagues to sit on the new National Council which will meet for the first time on 21 September.

Reflecting on the process that’s resulted in bacta’s new streamlined structure CEO John White said: “Huge congratulations should go to John Bollom who has succeeded in winning over the hearts and the minds of bacta members who are now fully engaged in creating a new bacta which is agile, less bureaucratic and capable of dealing with the challenges and opportunities facing hospitality businesses both now and in the future.

“I’m delighted that so many bacta members have been nominated to sit on the Gaming and Amusements Councils and would urge members to use their vote and provide our new officers with a strong democratic mandate to serve their trade association with energy and vision. There’s no doubt that bacta has served the industry well since its formation in 1974 and we are now turning the page on an exciting new chapter for the trade association and for its members.”