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tombola ranked as “One to Watch” in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Technology company achieves national recognition as a leading private mid-market growth company

tombola, the family owned, Sunderland based market leading international online games operatorhas been ranked amongst the UK’s leading privately-owned mid-market growth companies.  The “One to Watch” accolade was awarded in recognition of tombola’s sustained growth and plans for the future.

Growth in tombola’s bingo division across the UK and Europe, where they operate the number one site in all their territories, and the launch of arcade games created by its in-house team of developers was particularly cited by the researchers as a factor in this achievement. With the company currently on target to double its before 2020, tombola continues to make long-term investments in the business.  This commitment was acknowledged as a key driver behind its continued success, as was its responsible approach to providing online entertainment and its online customer community management.  The company has invested £8million in a purpose built, high spec HQ on the River Wear and invests heavily in people and talent development, including a recently launched degree apprenticeship scheme in Software Engineering with the University of Sunderland.  tombola currently employs more than 450 people across 4 countries.

James Beard, Chief Operating Officer of tombola commented:

“We are delighted to receive this recognition, which is down to the talent and dedication of the whole tombola team and the investments we have made across the business. Our approach puts our customers at the heart of what we do by providing affordable, community focussed online entertainment where people can play and chat in a friendly, social environment. We are a year ahead of our growth plans and we believe this is sustainable in the long-term.”