Tag Archives: salford

Fred Done celebrates 50-years in the betting game

Betfred founder Fred Done (74) is celebrating his 50th year in business, stating to the Manchester Evening News that he ‘will not slow down’. Alongside brother Peter, Fred Done opened his first betting shop ‘Done Bookmakers’ In Pendlebury, Salford, on September 4, 1967. Heading up the family business, Done would create a UK betting behemoth in Betfred which today operates …

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Fred Done – Tote dispute sees ‘Betfred finished with UK racing’

Independent bookmaker Betfred is ready to scrap its entire commercial relationship with UK racing, detailing that it will no longer sponsor events and cull its entire on-course betting portfolio. A frustrated Fred Done founder of Betfred has stated to the Racing Post that his company ‘can live without the sport’ and that the bookmaker’s ‘association with racing is now broken’. …

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SIS creates Director of Software Engineering role for Mike Jones

SIS has appointed Mike Jones in a newly created role for its senior leadership team. Following a successful 6-month interim period starting in February 2016, he has become the Director of Software Engineering for the company. Based at SIS’ headquarters in Milton Keynes, Jones will be working with SIS teams in London and Salford to drive a transformation in the …

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Betfred’s Michael Whittle takes the Tipster Challenge at Epsom

After a breakthrough week for Timeform at Newmarket, our attention turns to Epsom to see if they can close the gap on the top three in the Tipster Challenge. For this week, the 14th in the series, they will also be going up against another debutant in the competition, Michael Whittle of Betfred. Michael has been the Sports Acquisition Executive …

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