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Grand Pier set for strong winter event schedule

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The drive to establish Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier as a key year-round hospitality venue is continuing its rapid pace with high ticket sales for its Christmas events already being reported. Partygoers appear increasingly keen to make the seafront attraction a part of their own yuletide festivities and for the fourth year running the Pier has seen a growth in business,with three...

Gambling Commission’s shop floor initiative receives industry plaudits

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Bacta has welcomed the recent initiative undertaken by the Gambling Commission, which saw its chief executive, Neil McArthur, spend a day working at Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, helping to refill change machines, shadow workers on the shop floor and give out redemption prizes in the shop. McArthur was launching a new regulator programme aimed at giving its staff a greater...

Blue Peter badge holders get free entry to Grand Pier

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Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier is helping to celebrate the diamond anniversary of Blue Peter, one of the nation’s most well-known television programmes, by becoming an official Blue Peter badge site. The attraction joins a list of more than 200 other esteemed venues, something that is set to be not only a point of pride for the site but an invaluable promotional...

Grand Pier: The Phoenix of Weston, 10 years on

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It has been a decade since a fire destroyed Weston-super-mare’s premier attraction, and while the memory of that day still stings for operator Michelle Michael MBE, the new Grand Pier has done its predecessor more than proud. Weston-super-mare’s Grand Pier “looks like it’s been part of the landscape forever now”, according to opera- tor Michelle Michael, who appeared on ITV...

Grand Pier returns as Midnight Beach Walk main sponsor for third year

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The Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier will be the main sponsor of Weston Hospicecare’s Midnight Beach Walk for the third year running, following on from two hugely successful iterations. Last year saw 342 women register and complete the route, raising a total of £26,553.30 to support the hospice in the process.The 2018 event will take place on Friday 7 September and will...

Grand Pier looks for peas in a pod

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The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare is celebrating Great British Pea Week, which runs until Sunday 15 July, by launching a look-a-like competition. The Peas In A Pod competition is inviting those who believe themselves a bit of a celebrity doppleganger to submit their photographs to the Pier’s Facebook page. The Pier’s general manager, Tim Noyle, said: “We’re always looking for ways...

Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier to participate in fund-raising appeal

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Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier is set to host Nick Park’s Academy Award-winning character Gromit this summer as part of a massive fundraising appeal. A sculpture of the much-loved character will be based at the seafront attraction from 2 July until 2 September in support of The Grand Appeal’s Gromit Unleashed 2 trail. More than 60 sculptures of Gromit, his best friend Wallace,...

Funland ‘pops-up’ in style in Weston-super-Mare

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Funland at the Tropicana may sound like a line from a kitsch Wham song, but it’s more than that, much more in Weston-super-Mare. The annual amusement park took up residence at the Tropicana over the recent bank holiday - its third in as many years - with the mayday marking its opening with ‘thousands of people’ visiting the seaside town’s...

Michelle Michael: Set-up for success with social media investment

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Having invested in a new website, communications staff, a museum attraction and disco bikes, Michelle Michael, owner of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, has plenty of excitement to share - and she’s hired a social media team to do it. After experiencing a “pretty poor easter” along with the rest of the seaside sector, Michelle Michael, operator of the Grand...

Parking price increase hits Grand Pier footfall

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People are voting with their feet and leaving earlier due to a rise in the cost of parking their cars. Grand Pier, Weston’s most popular amusements attraction, is paying the price.   The owners of Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier have blamed a hike in parking charges after it saw a loss of 65,000 visitors last year. The pier suffered a 63 per cent...

Grand pier gears up for early Easter

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Easter is coming early in 2018, and while that poses challenges for the amusements industry, Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare is preparing by “offering customers more than ever”.   Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier is upping its entertainment offering in time for a 30 March Good Friday, as it prepares for a “tricky” early Easter. Coming more than two weeks later than in 2017, this...

Gender no barrier to success, says Grand Pier co-owner

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The gender diversity debate has been a powerful jolt to the way business, politics and society sees itself. Change is definitely coming, and long overdue, but there are pioneers that have been setting the standards. Among them is Michelle Michael, co-owner of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare who believes the amusements industry, and the hospitality sector in general, is...

Weston-super-Mare pier prepares to invest in innovation

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With an overall strong arcade performance despite unfortunate weather in crucial periods, Weston-super-Mare pier owner Michelle Michael is heading to EAG in hunt of further innovation.   Following a seven figure investment at the start of 2017, Michelle Michael, owner of Weston-super-mare pier, was impressed with last seasons machine takings, despite the worst of the weather coming at the worst...

Grand Pier offer players extra time to spend old pound coins

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Although not obligated to accept the old pound coin since Sunday, the south west’s top attraction, The Grand Pier, is giving visitors the chance to convert their last few coins into fun and prizes.   The Grand Pier in Weston- super-Mare is offering its customers an extension on the Royal Mint’s deadline for businesses to stop accepting old £1 coins. It ceased...

Weston-Super-Mare’s Italian garden renaissance

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The opening of the first phase of Weston’s multi-million pound transformation Italian Gardens project looks set to boost the resort’s already considerable holiday offering, and drive footfall throughout the whole area. The Grand Pier’s Michelle Michael MBE discusses the town’s ambitions and prospects.   The new £2.48m redevelopment of Western-Super-Mare’s historic Italian gardens has been opened to the public after seven...

Stand aside, Weston MP tells Birnbeck pier owners

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Weston-super-Mare has been without ‘Birnbeck Pier’ for nigh on quarter of a century. Laying derelict, it seems everyone wants it back, but no-one has managed to get one step forward. The local MP is now calling on a new management team to step in and help regenerate the resort.   John Penrose, MP for Weston-super- Mare, has urged the owners of...

Weston-Super-Mare seafront chooses safety first

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Plans for advertising on Weston-Super-Mare seafront lampposts has been halted amid fears for they would be used to sell fast food and even condoms.   Over in Weston-Super-Mare the seafront has seemingly been spared blushes as plans to allow business to put up adverts on exactly 14 lampposts have been shot down over fears they could be used to advertise fast...

Weston-super-Mare: A grand tale of two piers

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Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier has launched the trial of a new pricing deal as its neighbour to the north, Birnbeck Pier, sails towards a brighter future.   The Grand Pier’s allinclusive family deal, which includes unlimited ride wristbands and meals for two children and two adults for less than £60, is hoped to prove popular and pave the way for additional pricing...

Amusements income provides the business foundations for Britain’s iconic Piers

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Any spell of hot weather and you can guarantee newspaper spreads showing packed beaches at any number of Britain's piers and seaside resorts. However, there’s no need to read the captions to know where the pictures were taken, thanks to the iconic attractions captured within them. Whether it’s Brighton’s Palace Pier, the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Blackpool Tower or...

Mecca set for two new bingo halls in England

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The UK bingo halls operator, Mecca, has applied for two new gaming licences for venues in Weston-Super-Mare and Dudley   Mecca is poised to add two new premises to its extensive portfolio of bingo halls after applying for gaming licences in Weston-Super-Mare and Dudley. The bingo hall operator was given the green light by Dudley planners for an £850,000 investment that would...

Weston-super-Mare FEC Manager named Praesepe Employee of the Year

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Praesepe’s Employee of the Year 2016 has been named as Rachel Farrell, venue manager at the company’s Weston-super-Mare FEC.   Rachel Farrell has been singled out from more than 1,600 colleagues to be crowned Praesepe ‘Employee of the Year - 2016’.  Rachel is the venue manager at Praesepe’s Family Entertainment Centre in Weston-super-Mare, where she has worked for the past six...

Can Weston’s trendy new ‘lanes’ district bring a boon for amusements?

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As Weston-super-Mare’s town planners embark on a bold reimagining of the town centre, pier boss Michelle Michael urges them to adopt best practices of other comparative authorities. The local authority at Weston-super-Mare has unveiled plans for a lanes-style shopping district across three streets in the town centre. The idea which has been driven in part by Weston’s Business Improvement District (BID)...

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