AN ELLESMERE Port landlord has been rewarded for having a top-performing pub.
Robyn Shepherd, of the Marquis in Gleneagles Road, Great Sutton, and three regional counterparts were treated to tickets to an Oasis gig.
They were all rewarded for having the best performing pub in a trial promotion run jointly by Gamestec, the leading UK gaming machines operator in the licensed trade, and Enterprise Inns, one of the largest leased and tenanted pub company's in the UK.
The Get INN promotion was carried out across the North West of England in the summer and involved retailers signing up teams to take part in a round robin tournament of traditional games including Shuffleboard, Pool, Darts and Dominoes.
Joining Mr Shepherd were fellow winners Adam Crane from The George in Bebington; Darren Gallimore from the Rake in Eastham; and Jodie Lloyd from Highfield Hotel in Blacon, Chester, who all achieved the highest uplift in sales during the tournament.
They were rewarded with a VIP evening at the Liverpool Echo Arena to see Oasis start their UK tour.
Adrian Ah-Chin-Kow, commercial director at Gamestec, said: “We have been working closely with Enterprise Inns to offer real added value for their licensees with initiatives like Get Inn and our Deal or No Deal quiz tournament.
“In addition, we are providing the latest games machines, pool tables and jukeboxes aimed at bringing pub goers back into their sites.”
Steve Skupski, divisional director for Enterprise Inns, said: “We had a fantastic evening and the winners were justly rewarded for improving sales performance and games machine income during the promotion.
“It was great to see retailers working with us, and proving that with effort, co-operation and a sense of purpose we can improve sales, even in this very difficult marketplace.”
Gamestec, part of Danoptra Holdings Ltd, has more than 50 years of experience in the gaming and amusement machines business.
With more than 2,100 employees, providing operating services to some 80,000 machines in the UK, it is one of the largest operators in the country.