Continuing its focus of developing and promoting Yorkshire as a UK centre for digital enterprise, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has been announced as a founding member of Sheffield Digital.
The membership business organisation has been established to promote the growth of digital business in the city of Sheffield and its surrounding region.
SB&G membership follows November 2015’s announcement that the betting operator had opened its Sheffield Technology Hub at the Eclectic Works, creating up to 120 new jobs in the city.
SB&G joins The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Tech North, and Lightwork Design as founder members.
Andy Burton, Chief Technology officer at Sky Betting & Gaming, commented on membership:
“Since opening our office there last summer we’ve quickly established a fantastic team in Sheffield. With a strong digital sector and high quality universities it’s a great city to scale a technology business in.
“I think Sheffield Digital has a crucial role to play in making sure the whole country knows this, which is why we’re delighted to be a founder member. We’ve invested significantly in the city and want to be a leading part of its technology sector for years to come.”
Mel Kanarek, Director and Co-founder of Sheffield Digital, commented on SB&G’s commitment:
“Sheffield Digital is rapidly building a substantial community of businesses and people working in the digital industries.
“The involvement and support of companies like Sky Betting & Gaming will help us to create a sustainable organisation that will promote and represent the amazing talent and capabilities we have in this city. It’s an exciting time for technology in Sheffield and we’re delighted to have SB&G and our other founders on board.”