Independent UK coin-op business receives funding boost
An independent business in Coventry, UK which supplies gaming machines is ready to hit the jackpot after investing a five-figure sum in state-of-the-art software.
A total of £30,000 has been invested to buy new computers, a laptop and iPads for its engineers along with installing LeisureEase software which is designed for amusement and gaming machines.
This sum includes a £9,000 grant from the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Support Programme which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) after the business was assisted by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub.
Director Mark Greig said: “This will give us an advantage over other independents and enable us to compete with national companies because it will mean we can pitch for bigger contracts so this is a long-term financial decision.
“The software will benefit us in many ways because we will be able to diagnose if there are any faults with coin-operated machines from our office before visiting the premises.
“Knowing in advance what the problem is will make us more efficient because this will mean we can take the parts we need to repair a machine and work more pro-actively to correct a problem before a pub or social club know it has gone wrong.
Comrie Automatics was established in 1963, and supplies coin-operated machines to pubs and social clubs in Coventry, Birmingham, Walsall, Leicester and Northampton. said after over five decades of trading, they are looking forward to another 50 years.
Caption: Mark Greig from Comrie Automatics with Justine Chadwick from the CWLEP Growth Hub