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Posted on December 12, 2016 by staff

Sky Betting and Gaming doubles city centre presence

Online gambling firm Sky Betting and Gaming is doubling its presence in Leeds city centre after splitting from its parent group earlier this year.

Expanding from three to five floors at Wellington Place, there will be space for an extra 460 desks for its gaming contact centre, trading and customer operations teams.

The firm’s footprint will grow to 80,000 sq ft at the city centre property, where it currently splits its 150-strong tech team into 15 units.

Head of technology in the Bet Tribe, Paul McCormick, said: “This marks a huge step-change for us in realising our growth ambitions.

“It’s been important to have a purpose built space to grow the business, improve efficiency, improve retention and explore innovation, designed for everyone.

“The bet floor is a concept for teams whose day-to-day work isn’t task or process driven and is tailored in an open plan way.

“This motivates our people who creative problem solve, giving them autonomy, a sense of ownership and an environment to complement the strides we’ve made in developing efficient working practices.”

Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, James Lewis, added: “Yorkshire tech is thriving and success stories such as Sky Betting and Gaming which is a business founded here, achieving scale and now seeking expansion overseas, are testament to Leeds capabilities as a destination for digital.”

Sky Betting and Gaming split from its parent group Sky earlier this year.