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Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Nick Thompson 3rd Generation BALPPA Chairman

BALPPA Appoints Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Nick Thompson as Third Generation Chairman

Nick Thompson, Deputy Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been appointed as the new Chairman of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA).

His father and grandfather have both previously held the role.

Leonard Thompson, Nick’s grandfather, was a founding member of  the association and its first Chairman, back in 1936.

Nick’s father, Geoffrey Thompson, held the post twice, in 1981 and in 1992.

Nick said he was committed to securing a positive outcome for the industry in the wake of Brexit.

Currently, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is working with Germany-based, Mack Rides, on a double-launch roller coaster, code-named Construction 2018.

Image courtesy Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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