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William Hill gets shirty for Bobby Moore Fund bowel cancer awareness campaign

Throughout the month April FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill has been raising awareness of bowel cancer disease in partnership with UK charity the Bobby Moore Fund. Working closely with the Moore family, William Hill has acted as official sponsor of UK campaign ‘Football Shirt Friday’. The bookmakers has been running the campaign in shops and its offices to highlight the symptoms …

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Tough Start! William Hill issues revised profits for 2016

Issuing a trading updating, FTSE listed betting operator William Hill has revealed that it will have to revise its year guidance following a poor start to 2016. Coming off a rough week of results at Cheltenham 2016, which saw racing punters cash-in on multiple favourites combined with further unfavourable European football results, William Hill governance stated that its online division …

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William Hill to pay National Living Wage to Under-25s

William Hill PLC has committed to extend the Government’s National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour to all employees including those in the 18-25 bracket from April 1st 2016. The company currently employs over 12,500 people in its UK retail business and while the majority are currently above the national minimum wage around 4,500 will benefit from the new National Living Wage. …

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William Hill implements ‘technology first’ strategy following tough 2015

Presenting its full year 2015 corporate results this morning (52-week period ending 29 December), William Hill governance detailed that the company had paid circa £87 million in additional UK gambling duties. The hefty tax charge would impact the FTSE listed betting operator’s top-line metric performance, with William Hill announcing FY 2015 operating profit slump of 22% to £291 million (FY …

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William Hill aims for strong new year following tough 2015 readjustments

Having issued an unaudited 2015 trading statement this morning, William Hill governance is positive that the company is well placed for a strong 2016, following a year of re-adjustments to new market conditions and tax headwinds imposed on UK betting operators. Despite recording a 22% drop in its group operating profits to £290 million (FY 2014: £371 million), William Hill governance …

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William Hill extends PDC World Darts Championship sponsorship till 2020

William Hill has announced that it has extended its title sponsorship of the PDC World Darts Championship at London’s Alexandra Palace until 2020. Ahead of the start of the 2015/16 championship, William Hill marketing released a statement confirming that it had agreed terms with the PDC following the marketing and coverage success of its 2014/15 sponsorship. The 2014/15 William Hill …

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Tough Q3 sees William Hill issue 2015 profit warning

Issuing a Q3 2015 trading update, William Hill has warned stakeholders and investors that its annual profits will be forecasted below market expectations. The bookmaker detailed a rough Q3 trading performance, reporting a 39% dive in group operating profits.   Suffering the same fate as competitor Ladbrokes, William Hill maintained that sports wagering had been positive during the period, driven …

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William Hill stands by ‘Click to Call’ system for the Australian betting market

Facing a probe by Australia’s Federal Police of its ‘Click to Call’ betting system, William Hill is standing by its controversial mechanism. During its interim results, the bookmaker revealed that its Australian betting division had seen wagers triple following the introduction of ‘Click to Call’, which follows live betting procedures by allowing customers to connect to live betting markets through …

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William Hill appoints Philip Bowcock as CFO

A veteran in financial strategy for leisure and entertainment markets, Bowcock has held financial directorial roles at Barratt Developments, Hilton Group and Luminar Group Holdings Bowcock will be responsible for William Hill’s group financial operations for land based and online operations. Bowcock will be directly working with CEO James Henderson as the leading UK bookmaker adjusts to new market conditions, …

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William Hill confirms departure of Neil Cooper as Group Finance Director

William Hill Group Finance Director Neil Cooper is set to leave the operator to join UK property developer Barratt Developments. Cooper leaves William Hill following five years leading the bookmaker’s financial operations. Cooper’s contract has a 12 month notice period, but his actual departure date will be confirmed by the operator in due course. William Hill confirmed that it had …

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