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Innovative Technology Celebrates Three Export Awards

02/07/2018 | No comments

Innovative Technology Ltd (ITL), the leading cash handling equipment manufacturer, are celebrating three awards in the first half of 2018; The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the company’s 5th in its history, Made in the North West Award and Made in the UK Award. All were received for growing export sales and successful international trade.

Managing Director, Peter Dunlop commented, “This is a historic time for ITL, we are experiencing a sustained period of growth globally and are very proud of our success. The three awards this year have all been for export. Our global office network, large currency database and innovative product range are all responsible for our strong year-on-year growth and exports.”

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Blueprint Team Returns Triumphant From Cycle Challenge

02/07/2018 | No comments

Team Blueprint; Nicola Wallbank, Key Account Manager, Andy Hall, Key Account Manager and Gavin Wright, Sales Manager, completed their epic 425-mile cycle from Newark in the UK to the Gauselmann Group’s headquarters in Espelkamp, Germany in order to raise funds for the Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark.

The brave trio were backed up by Content Manager James Lowe acting as support crew. The team set off on June 11, finishing in Germany on Thursday June 14 and thus far have raised an incredible £16,413 out of their £20,000 target for the worthy cause.

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Gambling Commission announces further plans to protect children

27/06/2018 | No comments

The Gambling Commission has set out further commitments to protecting children and young people from the dangers of gambling, building on work already underway in this area.

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Joyce’s Column: June

27/06/2018 | No comments

I recently received an email from Eleanor Eldridge the widow of the late larger-than-life industry character Hal Eldridge and her email contained some sad news. PC Electronics run by Peter Cove and his son Gary who used to rent premises from Hal and Eleanor when they had their company Majormatics in Cricklewood, and Eleanor received a call from Gary saying that Peter had died at the age of 80.

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bacta President Writes to Prime Minister over B2s

27/06/2018 | No comments

Gabi Stergides, President of bacta has written directly to the Prime Minister Theresa May to urge her to review the proposed changeover date for FOBTs from April 2020 to April 2019. We publish the letter in full below. 

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Team Blueprint Progress Report!

13/06/2018 | No comments

The fearless team Blueprint have been sending in pictures and video from their incredible 400 mile cycle ride from Newark to Espelkamp in Germany.

Nicola Wallbank, Key Account Manager, Andy Hall, Key Account Manager and Gavin Wright, Sales Manager have accepted the challenge, with Content Manager James Lowe acting as support crew. The team set off on June 11, finishing in Germany on Thursday June 14.

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CLMS: A Look Behind Closed Doors

13/06/2018 | No comments

In the small town of Gainsborough, once a thriving manufacturing hub of agricultural machinery – you can find CLMS housed behind a plain façade. A passer-by might wonder what kind of business goes on inside, as no clues are given, but this is the way Colm Taylor has always liked to keep things – under the radar!

I have encountered Colm’s name and face many times over the years, however, I have never interviewed, or even spoken to him before. The invitation to visit was too unexpected to resist, especially as I am also about to meet two new characters, namely Chris and OLGA. Chris Canning Jones is the MD of CLMS, increasingly taking a pivotal role in the business.

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Park Avenue Open Day In Pictures

13/06/2018 | No comments

Some new product was on show from JNC, UDC and Crown Lesiure, among others and both Derek Horwood for UDC and Kevin Weir for Electrocoin reported a satisfactory outcome to the day and passed on news of a successful start to the year for the many UK seaside arcade owners who called in for the Open Day.

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Free event: Pub Gaming Synergy – June 28, 2018

06/06/2018 | No comments

This event will be an opportunity for thought leaders to collectively inform the evolution of the pub gaming industry.

As hosts, Marston’s Telecoms will lead on the benefits of the natural synergy between the network and pubs. Their pub gaming industry specialist will review the gaming sector for retailers, operators, manufacturers and customers.
Through the presentations and feedback Marston’s will combine insights to consider the viable future of pub gaming.

AGENDA

Introducing ‘Gaming Synergy’ an introduction by Tony Ford, Operations Director of Marston’s Telecoms

Beyond Connectivity presented by Mike McMinn, Managing Director of Marston’s Telecoms

A viable future for pub gaming presented by Russell Wood, pub gaming industry specialist, Director of Waypoint

Working lunch and discovery. Reflect on the presentations over lunch and network with peers. Take time to view the latest prototype gaming design

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Commission Publishes Gambling Statistics

06/06/2018 | No comments

The Gambling Commission has published its six-month update to the gambling industry statistics.

Figures provide a snapshot of activity, market changes and trends across all gambling sectors for the period October 2016 to September 2017.

Headline findings:

  • £13.9bn total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry (0.7% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • £4.9bn total GGY for the online sector (3.7% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • 35% market share of the remote sector (1.0% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • 106,366 total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry (0.8% decrease from Mar 2017)
  • 8,532 total number of betting shops in Great Britain (3.2% decrease from Mar 2017)
  • 183,928 total number of gaming machines in Great Britain (0.7% decrease from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)
  • 649 total number of bingo premises in Great Britain (Mar 2018) (2.0% increase from Mar 2017)
  • 152 total number of casino premises in Great Britain (Mar 2018) (2 more than Mar 2017)
  • 1,810 total number of licensed arcades in Great Britain (Mar 2018) (3.5% decrease from Mar 2017).
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