arding, who is the current National President of BACTA, the industry body representing the British pay-to-play leisure industry, a trustee of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust and an advisor to gambling care charity GamCare, has over 25 years' experience in the leisure and entertainment sector.
He has previously held senior management positions at Coral, Rank and Bass and was the founding chairman of iGGBA, the UK's first interactive gaming association. Most recently, Harding was CEO of Talarius plc, currently the British largest operator of adult gaming centres.
A company statement revealed that Aldgate's strategy will be to pursue acquisition and consolidation opportunities in the low-stake, high-volume gaming sector in the UK and Europe. Identified opportunities will include, but not be limited to, family amusement centres, adult gaming centres, casino gaming and certain sports betting and bingo business operations.
Commenting on Harding's appointment, David Williams, Chairman of Aldgate Capital, said: “We are delighted that Nick has joined Aldgate. He has a vast range of experience in the gaming industry and we look forward to helping him build the group from its current small base by taking advantage of the numerous opportunities which currently exist across the gaming sector.”
Aldgate also announced the appointment of Numis Securities Limited as the company's nominated adviser and broker.