Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tag: Mark Horwood

Park Avenue 2022 Preview attracts visitors “from near and far” and the doors are staying open for an extended period

Park Avenue 2022 Preview
UDC and Electrocoin’s innovative Park Avenue 2022 Preview event welcomed guests from up and down the country to London last week, showcasing a “varied and exciting” selection of new products.

Park Avenue to open its doors to visitors next week

Park Avenue 2022 Preview
UDC and Electrocoin are to join together to host the Park Avenue 2022 Preview next week, filling the space in the exhibition diary left vacant by the recently rescheduled EAG

Elaut confirms UDC as UK distributor

UDC Exclusive UK distributor Elaut games
The London based amusement games distributor UDC has been awarded exclusive distributorship of Elaut games for the UK market in order to provide sales and service for customers across the region.

Pearl Fishery, Nitro Speed and Sky Riders headline for UDC in London

Mark Horwood UDC ACOS 2021 Sky Riders
Pearl Fishery, Nitro Speed and Sky Riders were the stars of the show on UDC’s ACOS stand, with operators more eager to get their orders in early in preparation for next season.

International shipping crisis poses serious threat to amusements game supplies

International Shipping crisis
As if the supply chain hasn’t been hit hard enough, news this week of shipping delays increasing into months and container costs trebling has added further fears to the stability of the sector. The prospect of extended delays for new machines coming into the country and an increase in prices is now a serious concern to the distribution line, and one which could possibly run through to the end of the year.

Bacta confirms support for EAG expo with plans for “significant investment”

Bacta EAG investment
Bacta has stepped up to kick-start the industry’s trading recovery from what will effectively be 18 months stalled on the sidelines. The trade association has announced a major investment in its January B2B exhibition, support which should ensure the biggest assembly for the UK amusements industry in decades.

Budget 2021 Response – part 5

Budget response Blackpool Light
Like many, industry consultant Debbie Bollard is disappointed at the lack of support for the supply chain. But she finds heart in the super reduction initiative which could kick-start the product sales and manufacturing sector for the next few years.

Horwood: “We have noticed an increase in enquiries and orders”

Mark Horwood UDC Roadmap to recovery
The roadmap is a ‘massive boost’, says Mark Horwood of UDC. But it doesn’t mask the discrepancies in the government support schemes, which for the next ten weeks will be crucial. Top of the list for the machines distributor is consistent application of the VAT cut across the sector.

China express: UDC freight ‘on track’ for new season

UDC rail freight China
United Distributing Company managing director Mark Horwood told Coinslot that the company was now transporting containers from China to the UK via rail freight

‘BACTA have worked tirelessly to keep our industry in the sights of government’

Mark Horwood UDC 2020 Review
As the most challenging year UDC has encountered. It’s the first time in forty years I’ve spent Easter sitting at home. UDC had a full order book going into the season, with a great range of equipment that wowed everyone in January. Then, the pandemic, a nightmare scenario engulfed the world and the UK entertainment and hospitality industries came to an abrupt halt.

UDC announces In-House Showcase with over 60 new machines for 2021

UDC new showroom
After several weeks of meticulous planning, UDC has unveiled its new showroom facility in west London’s Park Royal, where over 60 brand new products await the keen eyes of operators looking to get prepared for the industry’s big comeback next year.

Trade dispute results in 25 per cent tariff on games imported from the US

Trade war dispute
A long-standing trade dispute between the European Union and the United States has caught the amusements industry in the cross-fire making games unsaleable. How do you fancy a 25 per cent rise in machine prices?

“Luckily we are a robust industry, one that is always innovating and looking to new opportunities”

Mark Horwood UDC
UDC are closely following the UK Government guidelines and carefully following industry advice in readiness to re-opening. Our plan is to re-open once the government have granted permission for FEC’s to open so that we are able to support our customers from day one.

“Our focus is on returning”: UDC looks to keep business building during lockdown

Mark Horwood UDC
With amusement supply firms across the world faced with an uncertain future, UDC managing director Mark Horwood spoke to Coinslot in an exclusive interview, sharing his experience of maintaining routine, and practical ways to keep business running during closure.

UDC appoints Jonathan Lauder as sales director

UDC appoint Jonathan Lauder
The United Distributing Company has announced the appointment of Jonathan Lauder as the company’s new sales director. Lauder brings with him a wealth of..

UDC: ‘Planning for 2020 with optimism, experience and expertise’

Mark Horawood UDC 2020 planning ACOS
The focus is on the future at UDC comments managing director Mark Horwood. The company is already shaping its 2020 line-up and will be debuting a number..

UDC celebrate 35 years in business at jam-packed Open Day

UDC Mark Horwood Park Avenue Open Day
Speaking to Coinslot, managing director Mark Horwood described how valuable Park Avenue Open Day remains for both operators and manufacturers alike.

Mark Horwood: Cause for celebration

UDC Mark Horwood Derek Horwood
There will be cause for celebration at Park Avenue this week with UDC celebrating its 35th anniversary during the open day. Managing director Mark Horwood

East Coast Amusement Show goes to Washington

Coinslot - ECAS East Coast Amusement Show Washington
Both Washington and Skegness hosted this year’s ECAS events, signalling the growing scope and popularity of the trade show.   This year’s East Coast Amusement Show featured a Washington edition alongside its usual Skegness event, marking the first time the trade show took place in the north east. The Newcastle Mercure Hotel in Washington held the inaugural north east edition of ECAS,...