Bede Gaming has appointed Alistair Boston-Smith to the role of Business Development Director.
His role includes managing Bede’s partners, developing key commercial opportunities and leading the company’s new development services business unit, as well as providing strategic guidance on product development.
Having cut his teeth in the emerging world of eCommerce with Tesco in 2001, where he led marketing and product teams, Boston-Smith entered the gambling space with SportingBet in 2008, and as head of gaming ran the casino, games and poker business units.
He went on to join Game Account Network in 2013 as corporate development director, leading the company’s market entry into the US social and real money gaming spaces, and helped to take the business public.
Bede has enjoyed rapid growth since its formation by a group of industry veterans in 2012. Today, the company employs around 150 in its offices in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and London and further recruitment is planned. Bede continues to secure high profile deals to supply its modern technology and products to operators in the Lottery, Digital and Retail sectors of online gaming.
“I’m really excited about the potential of Bede, to really shake up the market,” said Boston-Smith. “It has great tech and products, knowledgeable driven people and the appetite to make a difference. I look forward to playing my own part, and to a great 2016.”
“Alistair is a great addition to our senior team and his skills and experience complement the founders,” said Bede Gaming Chairman Joe Saumarez-Smith. “2016 promises to be a pivotal year in Bede’s evolution and Alistair will help us achieve our goals.”