Tag: Pubcos

Bacta delegation updates former minister on social responsibility progress

James Miller Bacta social responsibility
Bacta president James Miller and chief executive John White took the opportunity to outline Bacta’s on-going commitment to social responsibility when they..

Martin rubbishes Brexit slump on strong ‘spoons performance

Coinslot Tim Martin Wetherspoons
With positive financial figures from his nation-spanning pubco at his back, Tim Martin has once again issued a salvo against Brexit critics. Off the back of strong interim results, Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has reiterated his backing of the Brexit process and called for a most positive outlook on the process of the UK leaving the European Union. The pubco has...

Quentin Stott on the 2017 gaming machine market

Reflex Gaming’s MD, Quentin Stott, gives us his impression of the gaming machine market in 2017 and how his company is leading the charge for contactless technology.   Coinslot: How do you think the gaming machine sector fared during 2016? What are the key challenges facing it in the year ahead? Quentin Stott: 2016 was witness to another year of a changing...

Media Watch: The rate of change – Could 2017 be a year of flux?

Coinslot Media Watch Pub consultation
Could 2017 be a year of flux? Two of Britain’s national newspapers are looking at how this year will go for two very different industries. Last week, the Telegraph has some worrying predictions for the pub industry in 2017. Going out to the local pub is expected to be more expensive as the industry battles against rising costs, it reports. Pub industry...

Wetherspoons vs. Greene King on Brexit outlook

Coinslot Tim Martin Wetherspoons
Outspoken Wetherspoons MD, Tim Martin, has continued beating the pro-Brexit drum post-referendum, in contrast to rivals Greene King who are warning of difficult times ahead for the pub sector. Two of the country’s largest pubco’s, both with a strong connection to the gaming machine industry, have entered a war of words over the impact of Brexit. JD Wetherspoons and Greene...

Independent single site operator hits back

Reacting to comments made in last week’s Coinslot, single site operator Leigh Smith hits back at claims from the pubcos that landlords would be taking a risk by dealing with smaller suppliers following the demise of the machine tie.   ‘I read the front page story in last week’s Coinslot and the comments from James Sharpe have to be addressed. I...