|Brough Scott officially opened the second Betfair office in the presence of David Royall, Mayor of Stevenage, and members of staff, including Betfair founders Edward Wray and Andrew Black and chief executive Stephen Hill.|
The opening of this second centre reflects the growth of Betfair, the world’s leading betting exchange. The company, which was set-up in June 2000, now employs over 400 staff.
Betfair operates a 24/7 telephone betting and helpdesk service. The call centre in Stevenage will operate in conjunction with the centre in Hammersmith, with calls being directed to whichever agent is free.
Betfair’s Director of Customer Relations, Julie Cooper, said, “Betfair is a British success story and will keep creating jobs in Britain. There was absolutely no question of transferring the call centre overseas, and we are pleased that Stevenage can benefit.”