New Castle House            Castle Boulevard Nottingham NG7 1FT 
Simon Shaw
Simon has worked in the Bingo, Arcade and hospitality sector for more than 30 years in corporate, private equity, owner operator and consulting roles. Having spent 14 years with Rank in the UK and Canadian operations, Simon was latterly responsible for the development and opening of more than 20 of Mecca’s new build bingo clubs in the mid-90s. Following a joint management buy-out of Riva Bingo, which was subsequently sold to Gala in 2000, Simon entered the Arcade sector and founded Winners Amusements, which grew through new sites and acquisitions before being sold to Talarius/Quicksilver. Ownerships of a bingo company and award winning restaurant business followed which ultimately resulted in successful sector trade sales. In addition Simon has provided consultancy advice to other bingo and Arcade businesses centred on growth strategies as well as represented and advised trade associations within the Bingo and coin operated sectors. Simon initially joined Gala in January 2017 as a consultant before taking up his role in April 2017 as Chief Retail Officer responsible for Operations across Machines, Property, Bingo Product and Retail Projects.
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New Castle House            Castle Boulevard Nottingham NG7 1FT 
Simon Shaw
Simon has worked in the Bingo, Arcade and hospitality sector for more than 30 years in corporate, private equity, owner operator and consulting roles. Having spent 14 years with Rank in the UK and Canadian operations, Simon was latterly responsible for the development and opening of more than 20 of Mecca’s new build bingo clubs in the mid-90s. Following a joint management buy-out of Riva Bingo, which was subsequently sold to Gala in 2000, Simon entered the Arcade sector and founded Winners Amusements, which grew through new sites and acquisitions before being sold to Talarius/Quicksilver. Ownerships of a bingo company and award winning restaurant business followed which ultimately resulted in successful sector trade sales. In addition Simon has provided consultancy advice to other bingo and Arcade businesses centred on growth strategies as well as represented and advised trade associations within the Bingo and coin operated sectors. Simon initially joined Gala in January 2017 as a consultant before taking up his role in April 2017 as Chief Retail Officer responsible for Operations across Machines, Property, Bingo Product and Retail Projects.
© Gala Leisure 2018
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