Majestic Bingo appoints new Non-Executive Director

Majestic Bingo Richard Sowerby
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Majestic Bingo has confirmed the appointment of Richard Sowerby as a Non-Executive Director for the holding company that operates their group of land-based bingo clubs.


Sowerby has a wealth of experience in the leisure industry as a former owner and director of the Gala Coral Group and was an integral part of the team that led the management buy-in of Gala Bingo from Bass in 1997. More recently, he has fulfilled a number of roles as an adviser, mentor and strategic adviser to businesses as well as holding senior positions including Chairman on numerous company boards.

“Richard brings a huge amount of knowledge to the table at Majestic and I really believe he will add significant value to the business,” said Mark Jepp, Managing Director. “His reputation is one of the best in the sector, particularly in the areas of marketing and strategic planning, and I am delighted he is joining the Board to support our exciting plans for sustainability and growth in 2021 and beyond.”

In his new role Sowerby will initially support the business to further develop its marketing strategy, as well as undertaking duties as a Non-Executive Director.

Speaking of his appointment, Richard Sowerby commented: “It’s very easy to see the importance of the steps that Majestic Bingo is taking to ensure its future success, and the focus they are placing on growth and delivering profitable admissions, despite the current challenges of Covid-19. My appointment is a part of the company focus on a successful tomorrow, so that Majestic Bingo can utilise my experience and expertise as a former director and owner of a gaming group with roots that were firmly in Bingo’.

Majestic Bingo is one of the UK’s largest operators of retail bingo with 14 sites currently operating.

The company was formed in 2014 following two acquisitions, creating a portfolio of bingo clubs spanning from the North East to the South West, and with a presence in both North and South Wales.

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