Saturday, January 22, 2022

Tag: trade association

‘EUROMAT’S biggest challenge is addressing the ignorance that exists amongst policy makers and politicians about our industry’

Jason Frost EUROMAT re-elected
Jason Frost has been reappointed President of EUROMAT and the former Bacta National President wants to waste no time implementing what is an ambitious pipeline of initiatives and campaigns.

Bacta: The benefit of being part of something bigger

Keir Starmer and the Bolloms Bacta
Getting the industry voice heard amongst the cacophony of demands on government, pandemic or no pandemic, is why trade associations like Bacta are essential in today’s business landscape.

Bacta lays out plans for post-Covid campaign issues

Bacta outlines post covid plans
Trade association Bacta has outlined the key themes in its post- Covid lobbying campaign with tax concessions and long term support topping the agenda over the coming year

EUROMAT online debate paints a picture of the industry’s post-Covid future

EUROMAT online debate
EUROMAT is using its digital transformation to share insight and provide a shop window on its work and objectives. This week, the European trade association tackled the key issues facing the industry: online/offline, the state of the high street, cashless and Covid recovery.

Covid-19 crisis prompts 17 percent increase in BALPPA membership

Paul Kelly BALPPA
The British Association of Leisure Parks Piers and Attractions has announced a significant increase in membership during the pandemic.

UKinbound warns that £23bn tourism industry is on a cliff edge

UKinbound tourism economic recovery
Tourism trade association UKinbound has put a new perspective on the need for state aid, by issuing a stark warning that the country risks damaging and prolonging its economic recovery if the inbound tourism industry, worth nearly £23bn to the UK economy in 2018, does not receive long term financial support alongside domestic and outbound tourism recovery plans.

Countering Coronavirus: The trade body way

Parliament sunset trade association members coronavirus
It’s been a busy time for trade associations who have been keeping their members updated and represented on the Coronavirus. Bacta has been tackling the issues with energy, the body’s latest update to the industry outlines a measure of its current activity over just a few days this week.

Meaden proves her worth as a Dragon

Deborah Meaden Dragon
With BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den returning to TV screens this month, the Express newspaper has estimated the net worth of the show’s stars, including..

Bacta look to develop relationship with club sector

John White Coinslot bacta
Bacta and CORCA, the Committee of Registered Club Associations, have agreed an informal programme of co-operation on matters of mutual interest, following a meeting between senior representatives of the two organisations.   Facilitated by Dransfield Managing Director, Chris Haley, who also serves as Bacta Treasurer, the meeting was chaired by Lord Smith of Hindhead, CBE, Chief Executive of the Association of...

Bacta join forces with C of E at APPG Impact Event

bacta APPG Impact Event
Bacta joined forces with a broad range of stakeholders and individuals including the Church of England, The Royal Society for Public Health, numerous local authorities, gambling addicts, reformed addicts and representatives from both the House of Lords and the House of Commons in an unequivocal show of support for a reduction in the maximum FOBT stake to £2.   The All Party...

White completes first leg of bacta member meetings

John White bacta meetings
Bacta Chief Executive John White has completed the first leg of a national tour, meeting with bacta members from the West of England, South Wales, Southern, London and Eastern regions. The tour, which provides a valuable opportunity for members to raise issues of both national and local importance was undertaken last week (12 – 16 March).   Expanding on the importance...

Political pressure increases to cut FOBT stake

Coinslot - FOBT stake
The APPG has released a number of photos taken with MPs to raise awareness for the ‘Cut the stake. Reduce FOBT harm’ campaign.   The Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), has staged a photo opportunity at Portcullis House with MPs drawn from across the political spectrum invited to show their support for the ‘Cut the stake....

Gambling Commission unveils enforcement strategy

Coinslot - Gambling Commission fine harrison
The Gambling Commission has unveiled a new enforcement strategy to tackle operators perceived to be in breach of regulations, following on from a consultation on the issue.   Under the new policy, operators found to be non-compliant over issues are to be faced with higher penalties and a greater chance to be put up for licence review. Key points in the new...

Gabi Stergides sets out progressive bacta agenda

Coinslot - Gabi Stergides Bacta conservative knowledge
Bacta’s new president, Gabi Stergides, lays out his six point plan to shape the trade body’s future.   Gabi Stergides, who has succeeded Jason Frost as Bacta’s National President, has outlined a progressive and wide ranging, six point, policy programme which will underpin his tenure in the association’s hot seat. The six point plan of action, which does not preclude additional activities...