Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Grand Pier

Michelle Michael: “We need to remind our guests that a day out at the seaside should be firm on their agenda”

Michelle Michael Grand Pier
Working its way through the toughest of challenges caused by recruitment shortages, the Grand Pier has re-opened with customers enjoying some of “the happiest reunions we have ever seen”. As popular as ever, the jewel in Weston’s crown spent the second half of 2021 proving just how alluring and affordable a trip to the British seaside can be. Michelle Michael talks Coinslot through the year on the pier.

Weston Pier hails success of Emergency Services and Armed Forces Weekend

Weston Grand Pier Emergency Services and Armed Forces Weekend
Weston’s Grand Pier held a special event on 27 and 28 November honouring those who served or serve on the frontline, both at home and abroad.

Cleaning up act: Piers behind community litter-picking drive

Great British Beach Clean Marine Conservation Society Piers
Teams from Clacton Pier and Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier were on hand to drive community engagement on 26 September, as staff and residents took part in the Great British Beach Clean.

Grand Pier’s 2020 reflections

Grand Pier Weston-super-Mare reflections
Eighteen months after winning the Weston-super-Mare Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award in February 2020, the Grand Pier has reflected on a year and a half of turmoil.

Trading ‘good’ at Grand Pier as some restrictions remain in place

Michelle Michael Grand Pier
There is a frustration for Michelle Michael over staff recruitment. It’s not the shortage that causes issues as much as the time wasted by people accepting offers and then declining the job.

Staff shortages in abundance across the amusements and gaming sector

Staff Shortages gaming sector
The message to the UK’s political elite is pretty stark: you’re underestimating the problem of staff shortages - at our peril. The lack of staff at operations around the amusements and gaming sector is very real. Coinslot speaks to a range of operators and discovers a unity - “recruitment has been hard and will get harder”.

Grand Pier triples Skill Cut Winner order

Grand Pier Skill Cut Winner
Weston’s Grand Pier has tripled its Skill Cut offering, becoming the latest operator to increase its order after sampling the popular cabinet with its unique giant plush on the arcade floor.

Skill Cut Winner proliferating on piers as Electrocoin prepare to offer new models

Electrocoin Skill Cut Winner
Electrocoin’s most recent installations have certainly made an impact. Brighton Pier doubled the number of Skill Cut Winners in its arcade due to the game’s success.

Weston Pier steps up battle to clear litter from the beaches

Weston Grand Pier Litter Clean Up
Weston Grand Pier’s beach cleaning team were forced to fill 35 large bin liners during last weekend’s clean up, after visitors enjoying the hottest weekend of the year discarded facemasks, nappies and plastic bottles on the sand.

Grand Pier to recruit 150 new staff

Weston Grand Pier recruit 150 staff
Weston’s Grand Pier is going on a recruitment drive, with three separate events held at the pier for seasonal staff applicants to meet their potential employers in an informal setting.

Review – International Women’s Day: Michelle Michael

Michelle Michael International Womens Day
Michelle Michael MBE has guided the fortunes of Weston’s Grand Pier from the heartache of a devastating fire to becoming one of the major family attractions in the south west of the country. And it’s all about inspiration.

Mosaic captures Weston Pier for DIY SOS

Weston Pier Mosaic DIY SOS
Weston’s Grand Pier was the subject of a mosaic specially commissioned by the BBC to adorn the walls of a family home in Weston, renovated by the DIY SOS team in the latest series of the BBC One favourite.

Grand Pier Weston eyes Seaquarium take-over

Grand Pier Weston to acquire seafront aquarium
During their tenure at the Grand Pier in Weston, the Michael family have turned a derelict pier into an award-winning icon of the region. Hit hard by closures forced by government rules on Covid, the Michaels have looked to expand their offering with a move to take over the town’s former aquarium.

Understanding in despair: Grand Pier Weston faces hard times with dignity, resolve and high hopes

Grand Pier Weston hard times lockdown
The owner of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare has spoken of the attraction’s hardship, as it finishes one lockdown…only to find itself back at the start of yet another one. Michelle Michael talks about the issues facing the own’s iconic centre-piece.

Tier 3 lands double blow for Weston’s Grand Pier

Grand Pier Cafe blow Tier Three
The Grand Pier in Weston suffered a double-blow last week, after plans to open its renovated Grand Cafe were scuppered by North Somerset’s inclusion in Tier Three.

Grand Pier backs campaign against food poverty

Weston Grand Pier Free meals campaign support
Weston’s Grand Pier has thrown its support behind a campaign organised by footballer Marcus Rashford to provide free meals to children in need this winter.

Grand Pier wins campaign for free seafront parking

Weston parking Grand Pier
The campaign by Weston Grand Pier to bring free parking to the town’s seafront has finally seen success, with the pier’s owner saying she is “delighted” by new measures to cut charges after 6pm.

Grand Pier goes blue for NHS

Grand Pier Weston blue NHS
Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier has turned its illuminations NHS blue to demonstrate it support and appreciation of care staff on the frontline.

Grand Pier leads the charge for environmental change in Weston

Grand Pier Eco
With coastal resorts having the most to lose when it comes to the pollution of the planets oceans, the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare - a pioneer in environmental ideas..

Bacardi boost for Grand Pier Halloween specials

grand pier halloween
The Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier has announced that its annual Halloween Unfairground will be boosted by Bacardi as part of a new sponsorship deal. The deal will see the international drinks giant take over a special bar during the Grand Pier Halloween fright night events and will offer a range of specially-themed cocktails and spirits. Hollie Otley, events manager at the Grand...

Holiday boost: Record 2019 numbers for Southend Pier…again

Holiday boost Southend Pier
Erratic weather during August maybe, but the bank holiday weekend brought record attendances around the country. Last week, Grand Pier at Weston..

Grand Pier hails Eco Cup Success

Grand Pier Eco Cup
The environment is playing a pivotal role in business now, and no where more so than at Weston’s Grand Pier who latest Eco Cup initiative has gone down a storm.

Grand Pier backs industry Cat D trial

Grand Pier Cat D machine ban U16's
With Bacta members recently approving a trial ban on under-16s Category D use, Weston’s Grand Pier has become one of the first operators to initiate..

Grand Pier goes green with reusable Eco Cup

Grand Pier Plastic waste cut
The Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare has taken a step forward in its bid to reduce plastic waste by introducing the Eco Cup to its cafes and kiosks.

Lights, Camera, attractions: Piers prove inviting for media

Piers inviting for media
Weston-super- Mare and Mumbles Piers proved the main attraction for the media recently  with the BBC filming at both locations, alongside some very special guest stars.

Grand Pier offers to extend autism ‘quiet hour’ provision

grand pier autism
Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Grand Pier has improved its accessibility for people with autism and other sensory issues by extending its “quiet hour” provisions. Taking place on the first Sunday of every month the site has hosted two such hours where background music and tannoy announcements are turned off and - where possible - strong lighting reduced on units. Having received near-widespread acclaim...

“Many benefits” to working with autistic staff, says Grand Pier

Adam Baker Grand Pier working with Autistic staff
In marking Mencap’s Learning Disability Week recently, the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare has highlighted the role it plays as a place of opportunity for staff with autism

Weston rejects low-ranking in Which? seaside resort poll

Weston-super-Mare Which? Consumer Report
A recent survey by Which? that places Weston at the bottom-end of the UK’s seaside offering does not reflect recent improvements in the resort, says Grand..

“Best Easter” for Weston businesses

Weston Super Mare Seafront Easter Bank Holiday
Weston-super-Mare business owners have hailed the hot weather during the recent Easter bank holiday weekend as a huge boost to the town.

Gambling Commission’s visit to the Grand Pier pays off

Jaska Latham Gambling Commission Grand Pier Weston
Grand Pier management say that Neil McArthur’s hands-on visit to the pier at Weston last year was an “unprecedented” success - on the back of a follow-up visit from one of his colleagues