Just a quick question: are there any site operators out there who are willing to talk about their experiences as an operator to potential entrants to the market? Replies by private e-mail are welcome as well as public declarations in the replies to this post. I would imagine that if you were interested in licensing your room, selling a franchise, offering consultancy or otherwise offering professional services then you would be willing to talk, but it would definitely be useful to know if there are operators out there willing to develop their leadership and contacts by talking to potential… well, arguably, future competitors. Then again, a rising tide raises all ships. Responses from people outside the UK and Ireland would be as welcome as from those inside this site’s usual geographical focus.