Sky Betting & Gaming

What we do:
Gambling

Latest List Position:
67

BCI Score:
713.7

Website:
http://www.skybet.com/

Recruitment Website:
http://www.skybetcareers.com

Head Office:
Sky Betting & Gaming, 2 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP

Our Mission/Vision

Mission: To make betting and gaming better. Vision: To be the best digital business.

Company Information

STAFF ARE ON a winning streak at online bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming, which has risen 27 places in this year’s survey. Last year revenues at the Leeds-based outfit increased by 51% to £363.6m and the payroll grew by more than a third to 1,079 employees.

The venture began life in 1999 when a group of Harrogate entrepreneurs created the Sports Internet Group. This was bought by BskyB — now Sky — a year later for £300m. It developed an interactive sports betting service, added other online gambling businesses and is now 80% owned by the private equity group CVC Capital Partners.

Work here isn’t done in teams but in tribes, including one for those just starting their careers. Last year, the firm organised a freshers’ fortnight for the more than 40 graduate trainees, who undertook tasks as varied as volunteering at a horse sanctuary and securing a selfie with chief executive Richard Flint.

Staff are happy with their pay — typically £39,000 a year for software engineers, including bonus — and benefits, a 71% positive score. They also believe they receive fair remuneration relative to others in similar positions elsewhere (60%).

Everyone has Bupa private healthcare, there’s a subsidised gym, free head and neck massages as well as bicycles for short-term hire and access to a digital doctor service. Few here feel their health suffers because of work (78%).

www.skybetcareers.com

Company Statistics

  • 1079

    Staff

  • 1998

    Founded

  • 20%

    Staff Turnover

  • 31

    Average Age

  • 46%

    Earning £35,000+

  • 5

    UK sites

  • 80% / 20%

    Male : Female

List History

  • Best Companies To Work For List 2017

    2017

  • Sunday Times List 2016

    2016

Accreditation History

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