Tag Archives: Mark Bird

Bookmakers commit to £3m funding scheme for Greyhound welfare

The UK greyhound scene secures a much-needed uplift, as this morning the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed a new funding deal of £3 million for the ‘Greyhound Trust’, focusing on animal welfare, training and protections. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, with the UKGC securing a voluntary agreement with – Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting & …

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Greyhound Board appoints former RSPCA Chief Exec as Chairman

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced the appointment of Jeremy Cooper as its new Chairman. Cooper’s last position was as Chief Executive of the RSPCA, where he devised and implemented a five-year strategic plan. Prior to that, he was responsible for overhauling the RSPCA Freedom Food brand and relaunching it as RSPCA Assured, while turning it into …

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Mark Bird GBGB: Greyhound racing cannot fix welfare issues without increased bookmaker funding

Mark Bird the MD of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has penned an open letter to Paul Darling, Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) and Clive Hawkswood, leader of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), urging the industry figureheads to support further funding measures for sustaining UK greyhound racing. Bird states that greyhound racing faces a funding …

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