Exceptional games and Jukeboxes since 1962
Our Team

Our Team

  ALEXANDER WALDER-SMITH – MANAGING DIRECTOR

As both the managing director and the principal salesman, there is no greater source of games room wisdom than Alexander. With over twenty-five years’ experience in the industry, he began his learning early, absorbing knowledge during his childhood as his father ran the family business. He then became an apprentice in his early twenties. Now the face of the Games Room Company, he can be found at all its exhibitions throughout the year, and presenting its many online videos. His favourite product is the Rock-Ola Bubbler, and his status as its official UK dealer proudly attests to his expertise on it. AWS

                                                                                                     
   OLIVIA WALDER-SMITH – CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Olivia is the foremost authority on all things interiors. Graduating with a degree in Interior Design, she quickly became a protégé of Chester Jones, a noted expert in the industry. Now Olivia has turned her hand to games rooms, and provides a guiding hand to the company’s domestic and overseas ventures. The fruits of much of her work can be seen in our portfolio. She has a keen eye for vintage pinballs, demonstrating a particular preference (and skill) for the Captain Fantastic Pinball Machine. Olivia 2

           
  DAWN ADAMS – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Dawn has been working as Alexander’s Executive Assistant for the past four years. Graduating with a BA Honours in Fine Art, her background in design makes her especially invaluable during restorations, as she delicately re-applies the vintage scenes and characters of many of our oldest products. Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, she is often to be found on Games Room Company stands at such prestigious events as the Goodwood Revival, Decorex and the Ideal Home Show. She harbours a great fondness for retro games, especially the platinum multigame, released on the year of her birth.

Dawn

           
  JOHN O’BOYLE – OPERATIONS MANAGER

John is the company’s Operation’s Manager. With decades of experience behind him, he is the mastermind of moving our stock, always thinking ahead to avoid difficulties or damage. His chirpy Irish wit keeps up morale in the meticulous process of moving, packing or restoring our vast inventory. He’s currently employing this logistics expertise to (wistfully) size up his own home for his favourite product – a vintage Vendo-81 Coke machine. John O'Boyle

           
  MARK RUSSELL – SENIOR ENGINEER

Mark’s credentials are extensive, having been operating as a technical engineer for several years in telecoms and digital television. Twelve years ago, he decided to turn his talents to more retro forms of entertainment and has been with the company ever since. A leading expert and foremost engineer for many of our products, there is almost nothing he can’t fix. He is particularly fond of the miniature 'ride-on' Lotus and has been known to hop in occasionally, pretending he’s on the Formula One grid. He reserves a special affection for the AMI Continental, which he knows inside out, and is keen collector of rare dinky toys. Mark Russell

           
  MALCOLM SANDERS – SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

Malcolm has been working closely with us for the last couple of years, not only assisting with the company's promotional material but also looking after our Special Projects, which with the burgeoning interest in bespoke products and installations has become an increasingly important part of our business. A published children's author and successful photographer with many works in print around the world, Malcolm also has over 15 years' Photoshop experience and his creativity is proving an invaluable asset to the company. MS portrait 1

           


  JOHN COX – SHOWMAN AND FORMER SALESMAN

John has been a fixture of the Games Room Company for well over a decade. Quickly establishing himself as a distinguished salesman, his theatrical and musical tastes formed the basis of a detailed knowledge of refined culture, tying into the histories of the items we sell. As one of our longest-serving employees, John was also around during the heyday or many of our products, allowing him to communicate first-hand their appeal throughout the ages. Now actively enjoying his retirement, he nevertheless loyally returns for the Games Room Company shows, and is often to be found exhibiting on our stands throughout the year. John Cox

             
The late STEVE SHEAPPARD – FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Sheppard was not just a dedicated employee but a valued member of the Games Room Company team, and considered very much a member of the family. He started as a jukebox engineer under the management of Reginald Waldersmith at the company’s foundation, way back in 1969. Like many of the jukeboxes he repaired, he only grew more valuable with age. His preferred model was the AMI I 200, and he could frequently be heard crooning away along with Elvis records played on the one in our showroom. Steve sadly passed away on the 20th of January 2015. He is a great loss and will be sorely missed.  


SHAKESPEARE WALDER-SMITH

GENERAL OFFICE DOG(SBODY)

You may also like:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • Paypal