UK – Purvis joins 49’s Limited as CEOBy Phil - 9 July 2013
49’s Limited is delighted to announce that David Purvis has succeeded Richard Carter as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Purvis, who has enjoyed a long and successful career in the gambling industry took up his new CEO role at the end of June following Carter’s retirement.
The company supplies a portfolio of fixed odds betting products, including 49’s , the twice daily draw, Irish lotto Bet, Rapido, virtual horse and greyhound racing, to the shops of leading and independent bookmakers throughout the UK and Ireland.
Mr. Purvis spent the last five years as Managing Director and Chief Executive of Stanleybet. Purvis had started his career in UK betting with Coral working in various operational roles, including shop and area management. From there he became involved in the gaming machines business, eventually going on to be Managing Director of Cyberview PLC.
He said: “Richard has done a fantastic job with the 49’s products and in building a successful brand and I am looking forward to the opportunity to develop these further. I am also delighted to be getting back into the UK betting shop business, which is where I started my career, and ensuring that 49’s continues to deliver great products and experiences for its customers.”
Marketing Director Miles Phillips added: “The 49’s Board welcomes David as its new Chief Executive and looks forward to his vision and plans. We would also like to thank Richard for his significant contribution to 49’s and wish him well for the future.”