Tag Archives: Manchester

Rapid expansion Degree 53 moves to the heart of Manchester

Manchester-based industry focused UX design and development agency Degree 53 has moved offices, taking two floors within the historic Steam Packet House on Cross Street in the heart of Manchester city centre. Updating stakeholders, Degree 53 management details that a new office was needed to fulfil the company’s rapid expansion in projects and staff headcount. Last February, the specialist agency …

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Tech muscle helps bet365 break £2 billion revenue mark

Filing its 2016/17 corporate accounts (12-month period ending March 2017), independent online betting group bet365 has detailed that it has surpassed the £2 billion revenue mark (2015/16: £1.6 billion). The Stoke-based operator details that during 2016/17 its betting/gaming assets recorded £46 billion in player wagers. The independent firm’s improved revenue metrics would see bet365 declare full-year corporate profits of £503 …

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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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Manchester City the saviours for Fantasy Managers

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Premier League football returned after another international break, and it was Manchester City who lit up what was otherwise a rather tame gameweek.   Something that was reflected within SBC’s League of Legends, with a number of scores falling some way short of the lofty heights of recent weeks. Digital Fuel Marketing’s Andy Scott clearly didn’t stick to that script though, …

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Betfred brand getting great exposure with Rugby League link up

Super League’s Grand Final gatecrashes one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world this week, when an intriguing West Yorkshire derby descends into Manchester. Runaway league leaders Castleford Tigers take on Leeds Rhinos, when, for one night per year, football is a mere afterthought and Rugby League takes over Old Trafford. Title sponsors Betfred, which beat off competition …

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Tottenham’s rich vein of form pleases fantasy managers

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur were the surprise top scorers in this week’s fantasy football. Off the back of an impressive 4-0 away win at Huddersfield Town, Spurs boast three of the top five scorers in gameweek seven, with defender Davies, who now sits fourth in overall points scored, joined by Kieran Trippier and the …

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Betfair Politics – All eyes on May as Corbyn evens General Election market

Following the conclusion of this week’s Labour Party Conference, Betfair Politics informs that at present both Labour and Conservative are evens to ‘win most seats at next General Election’. Jeremy Corbyn’s closing speech in Brighton was well received by Labour Party delegates. Following two years of fractious party conventions, UK media now reports that Corbyn may have finally united all …

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Strikers find scoring touch to delight of fantasy managers

A plethora of points have been registered throughout SBC’s League of Legends this past weekend, with strikers hitting form at a number of clubs during gameweek six. Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata secured a maiden Premier League hat-trick, Tottenham hot shot Harry Kane and Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette earned a brace each while Manchester rivals Romelu Lukaku of United and Sergio …

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Shane Stafford explains how BetVictor makes the most of its Liverpool partnership

Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Betvictor’s head of brand Shane Stafford described having a ‘strategy’ as ‘key to utilising the assets’ that come from a sporting partnership. Addressing the sponsorship panel, Stafford said: “When going into Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter don’t just go into it without a strategy, I’ve seen lots of brands that have just jumped …

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