The first half of the East Coast Amusement Show has gone down a storm with operators in sunny Scarborough, as the mini-roadshow took the latest products from UDC, Electrocoin and E-Service – and now Blueprint – straight to their doorstep.
ECAS was originally planned as a UDC only event for this year, however Electrocoin and E-Service promptly signed on to join the party to expand the range of games, equipment and services on offer, giving visitors even more incentive to pop in and take a look. News of the event’s positive reception reached Blueprint Operations, who have now joined the line-up to become the fourth exhibitor.
“We’re over the moon to welcome Blueprint to ECAS this year,” said UDC’s Mark Horwood. “The show has been a great opportunity and a breath of fresh air to get back on the road with games and talk to customers face to face, after the last couple of years when this wasn’t possible. ECAS is almost a boutique show, for us it’s about quality over quantity. We get to see the right people in the right place at the right time”
Horwood added: “The Scarborough segment of the event has been more successful than any previous year so far. We’ve made sales we might not have if we hadn’t done the show. We’re looking forwards to Skegness for part two.”
Nicola Wallbank, Blueprint’s Director of Sales and Account Management welcomed the opportunity to engage with the industry in a relaxed environment. “I am a great advocate of maximising the number of opportunities to meet with customers face-to-face” she stated. “Our buy direct structure continues to go from strength to strength and the ECAS format reinforces that strategy. In addition it’s great to be alongside popular brands such as UDC, Electrocoin and E-Service.”
Electrocoin’s John A Stergides was equally enthused. He detailed how the roadshow has got off to a great start, with plenty of local operators turning up and showing an interest. “So far in ECAS we have had the Scarborough part of the show and there has been a steady stream of operators who came to visit from Scarborough, Bridlington, Sheffield and Derby,” Stergides said. “From Electrocoin’s perspective, there’s been a lot of interest in Skill Shooter which is performing very well, as is Mr Do Air Balls.”