Dave Pluck

Dave completed an economics degree at Liverpool University and then worked for his father until 1980 when he left to setup his own business with one shop in Widnes, Cheshire. He has now been in the business for 30 years. Dave has a life long interest in motor cycles, is a member of MENSA and has a daughter, Anna, who is studying acupuncture.

Nick Thompson

Managing Director

Nick started in the betting industry as a Saturday cashier for Stanley's whilst at university in 1995, staying on at Stanley's to become a successful shop manager. He has a keen interest in football, and ran football-training courses for Stanley's before joining Dave Pluck's in January 2002 as part of the line management structure. Originating from Manchester, Nick is a Manchester United fan, and now lives in Lancashire and has 2 children. Nick became a director in 2010 and suceeded Frank Seymour as our new MD in 2015.

John Winstanley


John started in the betting industry in 1982 as an accounts assistant for Bill Taylor's. John then went to work for Stanley's in their security department, before progressing to co-ordinator for 6 years in the Lancashire area, in charge of the day-to-day running of 28 betting shops. John has now worked in the betting industry for over 28 years. He has a daughter called Hannah, 19, who is currently at Hope University in Liverpool, studying to become a primary school teacher. John enjoys most sports, including playing 5-a-side football, and he's currently attempting to learn the dos and don'ts in golf.

Brian Clarke

Trading Controller

Brian joined the company in 1989 as a board marker, and progressed to cashier, then shop Manager, and is Trading Controller. Brian and his wife Nina have two children, Danielle and Lewis. In his spare time, Brian enjoys going to see shows, and also supports Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool.

Stephanie Roberts

Office Manager

Steph joined us in 2003 in the office, and became office manager in 2008. She has 2 daughters called Imogen & Layla and in her spare time she takes part in running events for various charities. Steph completed her second Marathon in London this year.