We recently talked to Mark Jepp of Majestic Bingo which is the company behind Spalding’s increasingly popular bingo hall named after the old Regent Cinema in Westlode Street.
Mark spoke about his early life, his ambition to join the RAF and the change of plan once he had spent time with several major national gaming companies, which effectively provided an apprenticeship for the industry, and with his ambition and drive provided him with his career.
He started by buying five clubs in the UK followed by another seven, all of which needed refurbishment and careful managing to bring back to profitability. He expects to add to his growing portfolio before too long. These clubs stretch the length and breadth of the UK but he intends to remain as hands on as he can manage.
Mark is proud to base his company here in Spalding; he might not yet be a local person, but he spoke with pride of calling Spalding his company headquarters and loves this part of the world.
It was a fascinating hour with him and proof positive that if you have the drive, determination and ambition to get things done, Mark Jepp would be a role model! You can hear this interview again via our website www.tulip-radio.co.uk just follow the link to the podcast section and click to listen.