Rank Group names Martin Pugh as Mecca Bingo MD

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Martin Pugh – Mecca Bingo MD

Rank Group has announced the appointment of Martin Pugh as Managing Director of Mecca Bingo, the UK operator’s bingo business division.

The former Camelot UK Managing Director, will be tasked with leading Rank Group’s new bingo strategy across its 93 retail clubs, as well as looking for new opportunities to open three new Mecca Bingo locations.

Rank Group have restructured its retail management operations, after Grosvenor Casino Managing Director Philip Urban departed the company to join pub retailer Mitchells & Butlers.

Henry Birch CEO of Rank commented on the appointment“Rank is already one of the industry leaders in bingo and, with Martin’s wealth of experience in not only gambling but also marketing and leisure, I am confident that he will help us to bring gaming based entertainment to an even wider”.

Pugh brings in-depth knowledge of the UK leisure market to Rank Group having held senior management positions at Virgin Active (MD) and Adpoints (CEO)

Pugh commented on joining Rank Group “Rank has fantastic assets and brands and has the potential to grow substantially its business across all channels,” he said.

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