During the last 30 years Byron Evans has worked in the Commercial function of Rank Amusements, RAL Ltd, Talarius and Praesepe. At various times each of these companies has been the largest AGC operator in the UK gaming sector.
In his most recent role he was Commercial Director at Praesepe for 10 years, assisting CEO Nick Harding in growing the company from an AIM listed shell to a £120million turnover group which was subsequently sold to Gauselmann Group, one of Europe’s largest and most respected gaming companies, in 2012.
In his senior role in these businesses Byron has been closely involved in acquisition and disposal deals totaling over £0.5 billion and a total of 350 arcades, bingo clubs and FEC’s.
Byron Evans was previously a member of the Compliance Committees of both BACTA and the Bingo Association. Byron Evans holds a Personal Management Licence issued by the Gambling Commission and a Personal Liquor Licence. He has frequently spoken at conferences in both the UK and in Europe on Compliance & Social Responsibility and is regarded as an expert in this field.
Byron Evans has now retired from his role as Head of the Commercial function at Praesepe and has established BEC Partnership from which vehicle he is now able to offer a bespoke solution or provide specialist advice on a number of different related areas as outlined on the Services page.
"From his extensive experience in the gambling industry, Byron has acquired a knowledge of the intricacies of the Gambling Legislation and LCCP which is second to none. He is able to apply that knowledge to ensure that those provisions are implemented in a practical and effective way.”
David Lucas, Fraser Brown Solicitors
BEC Partnership, helping to develop UK gambling businesses