Bet365 Announces Multi-Million Pound Expansion Plan
The online gambling operator Bet365 has announced a new multimillion pound project to relocate its Stoke-on-Trent headquarters. The expansion will lead to the creation of 600 jobs over the next decade bringing the number of people who work for the company in the Stoke area to over 2,800.The company will relocate its headquarters to a new 13,000 square metre base in Etruria; it will be double the size of the current headquarters in Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent.
The joint chief executive of Bet365, Denise Coates, said, “We have reached the stage where we have outgrown our existing offices and it’s important for us to proceed with this project which will enable us to continue to base ourselves in the area, taking account of both our existing workforce and planned future growth.”
Councillor Mohammad Pervez, leader of the Stoke-on-Trent Council, said that jobs and growth are the city’s number one priority and “drive everything we do.” He said that companies such as Bet365 demonstrate that the city is capable of competing for quality and value with the best companies in the UK’s major cities.