Midlands based betting firm Bet365 has announced it is to create up to 600 new jobs in a new expansion plan that will see the company move into its new headquarters in Forge Lane Stoke on Trent.
Bet365 has over 2,200 employees currently and with the move has promised to increase that by another 600 by the end of the decade, reaching almost 3,000 staff.
Its joint chief executive Denise Coates CBE said: “I am from the area and apart from my time at university, have always lived here.
“Key to bet365’s success, is our fantastic and loyal group of employees who have worked with me over the years I have worked in Stoke.
“At the moment we contribute over £80 million annually into the economy in terms of staff wages, so it’s a significant amount being invested in the area in terms of those wages. Other businesses will also benefit”.
Bet365 is planning to build a new 13,000 square meter office in Forge Lane, which is almost double the size of the existing HQ.