William Hill Plc has begun the phased closure of its ‘Gametek Office’ in Stockholm, a decision the FTSE betting group has undertaken to simplify its operating structures.
Issuing a statement to SBC, William Hill brands its Stockholm office closure as ‘a natural step’ in the firm’s integration of MRG Group assets within its wider organisation.
William Hill will move to close Gametek offices entirely by the end of 2020 trading. The betting group will shortly begin a consultation process with employees.
Supporting the transition, William Hill confirms that it will bolster its Krakow tech unit with further roles to be created in their Polish hub, supporting global growth projects.
It said: “We’re adopting a team-based approach to product development in which teams are aligned to the business area they support. This requires us to structure the right number of teams, with the right skills, which means we’ve had to make some tough decisions about locations. Our intention is to close the Stockholm office by the end of the year, migrating the work and potentially in some cases colleagues to Krakow or Leeds.”
William Hill continues to restructure its operational frameworks under the leadership of Group CEO Ulrik Bengtsson. The firm has set about bolstering its digital presence internationally, whilst accelerating US market joint-venture partnerships.