There’s still time to complete the Bacta Business Census – urges Dean Harding

Industry stalwart and long-time Bacta member Dean Harding has reiterated the importance of members completing the trade association’s Business Census which was launched and distributed at the beginning of March and the findings of which will power its lobbying and political engagement activities.

The concise and straightforward survey has already been completed by close to 200 member organisations with Bacta’s National Council Board, Gaming Council and Amusement Council members all emphasising the value of the findings.

Harding who chairs the Amusement Council noted: “There can be no doubt that Bacta has been highly effective in the way in which it engages with regulators, policy makers and elected representatives. 

“This has been clearly demonstrated throughout the White Paper Consultation process as well as at events such as November’s Annual Convention which attracted key figures including the Minister for Gambling, Stuart Andrew and the Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, Andrew Rhodes.

“The arguments put forward by Bacta to promote and protect members’ interests are amplified when they are based on original data. As such, having a library of facts and figures generated by responses to the Business Survey are invaluable and I would encourage those members who are yet to respond to simply set aside 10-minutes from their working week to complete the survey form. All of the responses are anonymous and the impact will be significant.”

National President John Bollom added: “Our aim when we launched the Business Census was to get an unprecedented 100 percent response from Bacta members. We are on course to achieving that target and I would encourage members to help get this really vital initiative over the line. If anyone needs any reassurances about how the information will be used or assistance in completing the survey form please contact me personally on 

“We are working tirelessly to make Bacta even more effective and your participation is greatly appreciated and valued.”