Fruit Machine and Pool Table Hire Case Study

Our Client   

The Courtyard is situated in the heart of Manchester, ideally positioned to serve our vibrant student population, local sports fans and Manchester day trippers alike.

The Courtyard offers a welcoming environment with great deals on both drinks & food. It is kitted out with multiple widescreen TV’s, heated outdoor smoking area, a huge beer garden, three pool tables and Manchester’s friendliest bar staff.


 The Relationship

Manco Automatics has worked with The Courtyard for around two and a half years. We were first instructed to supply and maintain a popular quiz machine, to help keep those sharp student minds active, we suppose. This venue does have a regular quiz running that is popular with the odd egg head so our machine has been a good fit.

After proving ourselves with the quiz machine we uncovered the opportunity to improve customer interaction even further by way of new, better maintained fruit machines. For a place like The Courtyard a fruit machine, properly looked after, can be a real asset. Not only from a revenue generation stand point but from a footfall perspective too. As we keep our machines up to date with the latest games and features, they tend to have a cult following of their own, which in turn can drive new customers into any club or pub. Now we have two of our most popular and profitable fruit machines keeping both client and end user happy.

Pool tables came next and like any popular sports or student bar in Manchester knows, pool tables are a big deal. Since their installation we’ve all seen many coins set out as markers and the high level of inter friendship competition brewing at the Courtyard proves that they a big hit with the customers.

We supply three, 6 foot, durable, high quality electronic Winner pool tables with a full maintenance package to ensure the end user gets the best experience and our customer gets a reliable, revenue generating service that keeps their customers coming back time after time.

                                                       Our Aim

We are passionate about what we do but we are equally as passionate about keeping the pub and club scene of Manchester and the North West alive and well. Times have changed for the average sports bar, pub or club in our region. First the smoking ban hit footfall, then the modern and busy work life social life balance became a factor. Our point is, that unless you’re serving gourmet food or have a plush city centre location, it can be hard to find and keep customers.

Manco aims to provide as many social clubs, pubs, sports bars or any venue used for socialising and entertaining with the latest, cleanest, most reliable and engaging fruit, quiz, pull tab machines and high quality well serviced pool tables as possible to ensure that our reputation for being the most fun and welcoming leisure equipment provider in the region is maintained. We’re also very keen to keep the pub and club industry relevant and growing.


                                                     Get In Touch

If you’re not happy with the condition of your machines or if you’re not making what you think you could from your pool tables, then maybe it’s time for a review.

Our time served experts will assess your current machines or tables and advise on where both improvements and savings could be made.


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