Phil Cronin the Founder & Chief Executive of Tombola, the UK’s biggest online bingo operator has today confirmed that his firm is ready to push ahead with its plan to build a £5 million Sunderland ‘business campus’.
Speaking to North-East news sources, Cronin stated that Tombola was preparing to expand its development arm by adding 80 new software focused roles to its workforce.
In order to meet increased resource demands on its operations, Tombola has committed to further investing in the city of Sunderland by building its new offices on the historic Wylam Wharf.
Declaring his firm’s recruitment drive, Cronin further states that Tombola has set itself the ambitious target of ‘doubling in size’ by 2021.
At present Tombola has a Sunderland workforce of 310 employees, making it the city’s biggest tech employer. Focusing on developing its own in-house games content and platform, Tombola has been recognised as one of the North East’s biggest tech success stories.
“About 75 % of these new roles will be in software development. Other roles will include animators, graphic designers and in product management. “said Cronin
“Most of these roles will be based in our new building, and some in our Rose Line Building. What we want to do with our new office is create the best working environment for our team – modern, welcoming, a place where people enjoy coming to work.
“We’re a tech company, and with the addition of these new positions, we’ll be one of the biggest employers of software developers in the region – with about 120 positions.”