Award for bingo boss

Dale Atkinson.
Dale Atkinson.

The manager of a county bingo club has won a national award.

Dale Atkinson, operations manager at Mecca Blyth and South Shields, has been named operations manager of the year, in the north east and Yorkshire area by his company in its national management awards.

Dale, who has worked for Mecca for over 20 years, took home the top honour following a fantastic performance throughout the past year, delivering the highest ever profit for both clubs since 2006.

John Dyson, Mecca operations director, said: “This award is for the operations manager who scores top marks in every area. Dale has delivered fantastic growth and returned a performance that was truly remarkable. He is also skilful, engaging and a true leader and as a result is highly regarded by both colleagues and club members.

Dale added: “It’s a great privilege to have been recognised and rewarded by my colleagues in this way.”