SMP Partners, provider of corporate services to the Isle of Man’s eGaming sector, has boosted its dedicated gaming department with the creation of two new posts.
Luke Fisher and Vicky Campbell are joining the team, which now has more than 20 members.
The new positions reflect increasing demand for SMP’s expertise in the eGgaming field.
Over the past three years, SMP Partners has introduced and managed more than 60 per cent of the licenses heard by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, which represents a significant contribution to the island’s gaming industry. Today the company manages and supports almost half of the licensed gaming companies in the Isle of Man.
SMP Partners’ group director David Hudson said: ‘I’m delighted, on behalf of SMP Partners, to welcome Luke and Vicky to the gaming department. Their appointments reflect a growing demand for our services in the eGaming sector and the success we have enjoyed helping the Isle of Man develop this industry. Despite the current uncertainty in relation to UK licensing and the introduction of the place of consumption tax, we have experienced another successful year, and we are confident that the remainder of 2013 and 2014 will be periods of further growth.’
Luke Fisher, who studied Sports Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University, joins SMP Partners with experience in the Isle of Man finance industry and having recently completed an on-island eGaming course.
He said: ‘I have a strong level of interest in the business world and more specifically eGaming.
‘Seeing the growth in the island was a huge influence in wanting to get involved within the sector, and be a part of something expansive and new.’
After training and working in the UK, qualified accountant Vicky added offshore experience to her skills when she moved to the Isle of Man in 2011.
She said: ‘I am very much looking forward to the exciting challenges that e-gaming at SMP Partners will bring; book-keeping and accounting for eGaming companies brings a high degree of complexity and I relish the opportunity to learn new skills from the experienced team established at SMP.’
Mr Hudson added: ‘Alongside knowledge, flexibility and unrivalled industry contacts, one of the key strengths of SMP Partners is the quality of service we deliver.
‘Many of our clients have been with us for several years, with our service and expertise developing as long-standing clients have matured.
‘It is vital we continue to offer the personalised service our clients expect, which will be achieved by increasing the size and capability of our Gaming Department, ensuring high quality, dedicated service is maintained.’