ONE of Crompton and Royton Rotary Club’s stalwart members has been awarded a significant honour for his long service to Bacta, which represents the interests of Britain’s amusements and high street gaming manufacturers and operators.
Alan Buckley has been recognised for the huge contribution he has made to the development of the children rides sector, having tirelessly worked to ensure rides operate to the highest technical and safety standards.
He was instrumental in producing the standards and campaigned to ensure these were implemented across the industry.
Alan said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award from Bacta. The industry has been a really important part of my professional life during which I have enjoyed the friendship of so many people.
“Children’s rides make a great contribution to the entertainment experience the industry provides and I am just pleased that in return I have been able to make a contribution to their continued success.”
Alan has used this experience to ensure the Rotary club’s activities have always complied with health and safety regulations.
Pictured above: Alan Buckley, left, receives his award from John White, Bacta Chief Executive.