Tag Archives: Yorkshire

Sky Betting & Gaming’s Ackroyd wins Best Finance Director

Sky Betting & Gaming’s Caroline Ackroyd has been named as the Best Finance Director of a Private Equity Company (£50m+) in the 14th annual Yorkshire Finance Director Awards. Ackroyd, who wasn’t even aware she had received a nomination, was selected from a shortlist of 32 candidates across the country. The judging process involved a panel interview with the four awards …

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Equotion moves into new offices at Bowcliffe Hall in Yorkshire

Equotion, the sports analytics start-up, has moved from Ilkley into new offices at Bowcliffe Hall in Yorkshire, the former home of an aviation pioneer. It is the latest development for the company, which has attracted significant investment from Gordon Black, former Chairman of Peter Black Limited, and Graham Martin, a third generation bookmaker and the founder of Bonne Terre, the …

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Sky Betting & Gaming makes the grade at The Sunday Times Top Track 100

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has been named one the UK’s best and fastest growing independent companies by The Sunday Times. The Leeds-based online betting operator ranked 74th in last weekend’s ‘Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250’. The list is published every year by the News UK Corporation newspaper which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. SB&G was commended …

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Sky Betting & Gaming presents to 80 advanced agile practitioners

Sky Betting and Gaming welcomed 80 advanced agile practitioners from across Yorkshire, for a session focusing on how its team of delivery specialists are working in new and different ways. The talks, which reflected on twelve months of forward thinking, collaboration and partnership for the company, were led by Sky Betting and Gaming’s Lead Business Analyst Tom Holmes, who was …

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Betsafe nets In-Stadium partnership with Sheffield United

Betsson AB online betting subsidiary Betsafe has been announced as official ‘In-stadium Betting Partner’ of Yorkshire football club Sheffield United for the 2016/17 English Football League One season. Confirming the partnership, Sheffield United will promote the Betsafe brand within high visibility areas at Bramall Lane (capacity 32,000) during its season 2016/17 matches. Betsafe marketing further revealed that the in-stadium partnership …

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Sky Betting & Gaming takes on 27 for new Software Academy

Sky Betting and Gaming has employed 27 technology graduates this week to mark the start of its new Software Academy at Wellington Place in Leeds. The launch of the academy is a key part of the company’s strategy to keep home grown talent in the north of England. Just under 70% of the new recruits studied in Yorkshire, which includes …

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Sky Bet’s charity cycling challenge gets double entrants

73 cyclists took on challenging conditions in the Yorkshire Dales to complete a 60-mile ride in aid of Sky Betting & Gaming’s charity of the year, Teenage Cancer Trust. The final amount raised during a full year of support will be announced at a charity ball in October. Organised by a six-strong team from Ride 25, including masseuse Catilin Hampson, the …

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1000th employee joins Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming have announced that they have reached a milestone of 1,000 employees by hiring Software Engineer Nándor Szentpéteri, who joins the company’s Gaming Tribe. The announcement comes after record expansion across the last 5 months. The growth follows a 36% rise in revenue to £247m posted in the 12-months to June 2015, with further positive results anticipated …

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Sky Betting & Gaming hires +500 employees in the past 12 months

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has revealed that it has recruited more than 500 new employees in the past twelve months. In November 2015, the independent online betting operator detailed that it would implement an £11 million recruitment drive for its new customer hub in Leeds City Center. Furthermore, SB&G governance revealed that it had expanded its operations into a …

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Sky Betting & Gaming commits further £1 million to developing graduate opportunities

Continuing its commitment to Yorkshire technology and social enterprise, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has announced that it will invest a further £1 million on its ‘Commercial Academy’ programme. Geared towards graduate recruitment, SB&G’s Commercial Academy will offer a range of opportunities across the company’s HR, finance, marketing and commercial divisions. SB&G detailed that positions offered by its Commercial Academy …

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