Simworx MD appointed Chairman of BALPPA trade associates group
Terry Monkton, Managing Director of UK-based dynamic simulation and 4D effects theatre specialist’s Simworx, has been appointed to the role of Chairman of the trade associates group within the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA).
Monkton takes over the position from OmniTicket Network’s UK Operations Director John Davies following a two year period as Vice-Chairman. He will remain in the role for a further two years, supported by newly appointed Vice-Chairman Phil Pickersgill, Managing Director of Innovative Leisure.
The 110 trade associate members represent approximately 40 per cent of the total BALPPA membership and the group is made up of manufacturers and suppliers from the UK, elsewhere in Europe and further afield. As such they play a key role in supporting the association and its various activities, including with event sponsorship and specific areas of expertise. As Chairman of the group, Monkton will continue to have a place on the organisation’s Management Committee, along with Pickersgill, in order to represent the interests of the trade members and to put forward any issues they may wish to raise, either as a group or individually.
“I am very happy to take on the role of Chairman of the trade associates group within BALPPA,” Monkton commented. “We play a vital role within the association, not just through our membership fees but with our sponsorship of events, attendance at trade shows officially supported by BALPPA, participation in seminars and in various other ways and I’m looking forward to representing the many industry suppliers we have as members.”
BALPPA currently has a total of approximately 270 members. The organisation represents the interests of owners, managers, suppliers and developers in the UK’s commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos and static attractions sector.