Gaming developer Bede has enjoyed rapid growth since its formation by a group of experienced industry professionals in 2012. Today, the company employs around 150 people in Newcastle, and further recruitment is planned.
Bede’s success is based on its highly flexible, open architecture gambling platform, which is used by clients across the world and is designed to meet the demands of those who want a single wallet solution that works across all devices including mobile, tablet or web.
Bede’s growth has been phenomenal: on a seemingly monthly basis the firm announces another high-profile and high-value deal with another operator in lottery, digital, retail or online gaming.
As the company continues to grow, the need to develop and expand its team becomes increasingly important.
A year or so ago, the owners of Bede realised it needed a partner to support the growth of its workforce. Furthermore, it required a recruitment partner that understood its core business and the varied mix of technical skills and aptitudes available in the North.
It was important for the company to engage with a recruitment partner who could manage the recruitment process from beginning to end, leaving the team at Bede to focus on business growth and progress.
In 2015, Bede took the decision to work with NRG on a proactive and concentrated approach to recruitment.
Commenting on the partnership, Chris Bone, head of specialist recruitment at NRG, says: “The growth in demand for Bede’s services and their on-going expansion plans means that they need robust recruitment processes which can handle the selection of highly skilled professionals quickly.
“There is also a huge demand for talent in the North – there are a number of businesses which require the same experts in creative and tech so it’s important that Bede stands out from the crowd.”
Bede’s managing director, Dan Smyth, adds: “There is increasing time pressure to locate the talent required as the business grows at pace. The time saving offered by NRG is huge; the team project manage the whole process and offer a ready-made network of skilled and attractive candidates. Our business is continuously evolving and recruitment is a fundamental to this.
“NRG twins effective implementation with an eagerness to learn about our business creating an effective, productive and beneficial way to manage our employee requirements. NRG has immersed itself in our culture and embraced our industry. Candidates have been an ideal fit for our business and have brought a significant level of expertise gained in similar organisations just as we requested.
“We’re proud to say that we play a vital role in creating brighter and better futures for candidates in the North and this is a key driver for NRG, too. The partnership works because we’re both passionate about technology, breathe all things technical and we’re both excited about the future for Bede.”