Tombola Bingo Beefs Up Technical Staff

Tombola Bingo Beefs Up Technical Staff

Written by: Glo Wood on 01/11/2012 16:20
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Tombola Bingo has hired on a significant amount of new employees to their technical team over this year and they have now invested £1m to revamp their office.

Five stories of the Wylam Wharf building occupy Tombola product development staff which has climbed from a total of 31 to 55 workers.

The company has seen a substantial increase in revenue. Much of this can be attributed to mobile gaming popularity which gives Tombola bingo players access to games without sitting at a computer.

Head of marketing, Dawn-Elizabeth Howe, said: “We’ve really developed our mobile and tablet technology and the two games that we have on there at the moment are performing extremely well.

“At 9pm, which is widely regarded as peak playing time, we generally have around 6,000 players, whereas our competitors will be lucky to draw 1,200 at the same time.

"We are much bigger and performing a lot better than many of our competitors.

“Five years ago we had a dozen people in the development team, whereas we have 40 now, which just shows how much we are investing in the development of our games in-house.

“At one point this year, we were recruiting a member of staff for the development team once a week, but that’s scheduled to slow down as we’ve pretty much filled all five floors of the office.”

Operations manager, Susanne Kennedy, who led the re-design, said: “This is a really exciting new identity for Tombola.

"We love working in Wylam Wharf, it is steeped in history, has character and has amazing views of the River Wear. We just couldn’t find anything that compared to what we had already.”

Each week, players with Tombola win more than £5m in prizes, and the company has seen its unique user figure rise from 5,000 to more than 6,000 in just one evening’s sitting.

Unlike many businesses, Howe says the recession has helped Tombola encourage more customers to its website and pay for its products.

“The key factor is people are going out less when they’ve less money at their disposal,” she said.

“This has helped our turnover immensely because people still want to treat themselves w

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