With nearly 50 years experience in the trade, we have acquired a wealth of experience in the licenced trade. Started by Don Sims in 1969 with wife Betty, we are to this day a family owned business that has the same core beliefs now, as we did when we started out: dedicated staff who will deliver a great personal service and of course...value for money!

1969 - Sims Automatics founded by Don Sims and his wife Betty. Initially supplying juke boxes to cafes and pubs in and around Glasgow, but the business took off when for the first time gaming machines were licenced to be sited in central Scotland.

1979 - The first cd juke box is available.  

1989 - Sims fleet of engineers expands as the business grew. With sites from Oban in the north to Ayrshire, we covered the miles!

1999 - Big screens added to the growing range of services, as pubs start to see on-screen entertainment as a boost to business.

2009 - The juke box and gaming machine went digital! Customers could now benefit from selecting thousands of tracks across almost every musical  genre, as opposed to hundreds.

Today - With several company acquisitions over the last few years... enter our new product ranges, Glass & Ice and Cash Control equipment.  


Our Team

At Sims we pride ourselves in putting the customer at the forefront of what we do.

From the first phone call to delivery, installation and ongoing service of your equipment, you’ll be guided by our friendly, experienced team who want to make sure you get the best possible service.


Scott McGillivray

Managing Director

Alison Lambie


Neil Fleming

Area Manager

Gordon Glen

Account Manager

Paul McLellan

Account Manager

Bill Reagan

Account Manager

Paul Miller

Account Manager

Carol Anne Flannigan

Collections Manager

Jim Gahagan

Service Manager

Client Comments

“Sims Automatics have been a supplier for Belhaven Managed Pubs for 4 years and I have personally dealt with the company for the last 2 years. The service provided to our sites is both personal and professional, meetings with myself are smooth and actions are carried out promptly and efficiently. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Gail Lewis
Machine Support 
Greene King - Destination

Sims Automatics have supplied Rosemount Taverns with gaming machines; pool tables; jukeboxes and other equipment for many years.

We have found Sims to be a highly professional company with experienced staff who are extremely keen to offer outstanding service to their customers.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Sims to anybody in the trade looking for high quality equipment and great service from a long established, well operated supplier.’

Craig Bruce - Director
Rosemount Taverns Limited


Social Responibility

Sims Automatics are supporters of the GREaT (Gambling Research, Education and Treatment of problem gambling) Foundation, Britain’s largest funding body responsible for tackling problem gambling through research, education and treatment from voluntary donations.

We recognise our duty to encourage responsible gaming through the conscientious operation  and regulation of our business.

The company is a member and an active supporter of key trade associations such as BACTA (The Britsh, Amusement Catering and Trade Association) and the IOA (Independent Operators Association).

Sims Automatics are licenced and regulated by the Gambling Commission www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

Operating licence no 000-005658-D-101322-002

Sims Automatics would like to make any visitors to this website aware of the opportunities for help and advice available to anyone with issues concerning gambling addiction or other related problems. The following organisations listed below may be helpful: 


Telephone: 0808 8020 133

Gamblers Anonymous 
Telephone: 0207 384 3040

Responsibility in Gambling Trust
Telephone: 0207 953 3878