'Ned and George' Category

How did you end up working at betfair?
I met a guy in the pub watching the world cup match between Sweden and England in Westminster almost 5 years ago. He told me about betfair and its concept, and I thought it would be a good idea to get in contact and see what it was [...]

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How did you come to Betfair?
I was working for Flutter which was started by two Americans and was based in London. Flutter was behind Betfair but growing. I spoke to the founder of Flutter and asked him how the company was doing as my wife was renting a house in California. He told me they [...]

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What bought you to Betfair?
I was lucky enough to be a partner in a private practice the law was to narrow for me so I wanted to become involved in sports law. I acted for the jockeys during the mobile phone case and it was played up in the press €“ at the same [...]

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Who are you and what is your job title?
Tony Calvin, senior press officer. I started here in June 2002, and have been here for 5 years. I deal with betting related queries and liase with the sponsorship teams. I also deal with stories that break on the site, so there is a good knowledge of [...]

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What is your role in betfair?
My role is product manager. I manage a team, and its our job to deliver all the products that make up the whole overall offering as it is, so that€™s controlling the site from the original idea, through the design and through the validation of the ideas to the [...]

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Our final day in betfair. After a long and extremely fascinating and enjoyable week we only had 1 day left the week seemed to go very fast.
We spent the morning of our final day polishing off and finalising our interviews and blog entries. Throughout the week we both found blogging an enjoyable experience, whilst learning [...]

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Continuing from yesterday, we still had to do one final interview, which was the main task we were working on today.
We spent the morning typing up the interviews from yesterday. It was a difficult job having to listen to an interview repeatedly on a Dictaphone. After a long period of writing and typing, we had [...]

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We began our second day at betfair with market research, in which we were given a task to help improve Betfairs€™ website.
We spent the following hour completing the task by comparing betfair with its twelve closest competitors. We put forward our ideas to see if our input led to any changes.
Our afternoon consisted of two [...]

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We began our first day with a tour of the office. We were amazed by the sheer size of the Betfair offices since they covered six floors.
Visiting every department of the company we received a brief description of what each department did. It was bewildering. We then later had a second tour given by Bert [...]

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