March 22nd - 2013
CUSTOMER FOCUS Richard Noble is one of the few independent bookmakers still going strong after 50 years – and still getting a buzz out of the business. On Tuesday, the 67-year-old will open the doors to a splendid new shop in the Don Noble chain, near Skegness, Lincolnshire. The new LBO – a relocation of just 60 yards down the road – is the result of his sharply-trained eye spotting the increased retail potential of a bigger, empty shop next to the area’s only mini-supermarket. “The original shop was ticking along very nicely but I realised the Spa shop beside the big, empty one was attracting a phenomenal footfall, so I just had to move,” he said. Nor was it a straightforward premises swap; Noble has ditched the old furniture and installed new, state-of-the art equipment, modern screens, sleek tables, comfortable chairs and a deep red colour scheme. What’s more, he’s about to update all nine Don Noble shops dotted around north Lincolnshire, replacing the...
April 13th - 2012
Categories: Betting Shop Manager of the Year
Here at SIS we have a better sense than most of the challenges involved in running a successful bookmaker’s – which is why we so enjoy the Betting Shop Manager of the Year competition. In the 24...
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