Following the recent demise of Northern Leisure, the amusement machine supplier’s technical manager Richard Pike has joined Leisurematic in the same role.
Confirming the appointment, Leisurematic co-director Jonathan Barker stated the Carlisle-based firm is “very proud and honoured” to welcome Pike to lead its technical team.
“We were as shocked as everyone to hear about the Northern Leisure closure, we had a particularly close working relationship with them so it was very sad,” said Leisurematic co-director Jonathan Barker.
“Richard Pike played a key role in maintaining this relationship and we are delighted to announce that Richard has now joined Leisurematic, appointed the role of Technical Manager.”
Northern Leisure entered administration late last month, with acting agent Eddison listing the company’s 8,141 sq ft premises for sale, alongside 1,000 kiddie rides, moulds, designs and spare parts.
The West-Yorkshire company had been in operation for over 35 years, and had employed 20 people prior to lockdown, with Pike having joined in 1994 as service engineer before becoming technical manager five years later.
Barker added that Pike’s appointment to Leisurematic “will enable us to continue backing up the majority of Northern Leisure products for the forseeable future.”
“We feel very proud and honoured to welcome Richard and his invaluable expertise to Leisurematic.”