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New posts at SMP Partners


SMP Partners, which provides corporate services to the Island’s e-gaming 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 e-gaming field.


Over the past three years, SMP Partners has introduced and managed over 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.


The company now 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 e-gaming 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 Island’s finance industry and has recently completed an on-Island e-gaming course.


He said: ‘I have a strong level of interest in the business world and more specifically e-gaming. 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 e-gaming companies brings a high degree of complexity and I relish the opportunity to learn new skills from the experienced team established at SMP.’


The service quality has brought endorsements from many of SMP Partners’ clients.


Eric Jungels, CEO at Multislot, said: ‘The team of experts at SMP has provided a level of guidance and support to me over the last two years that, as an early stage business, I was struggling to find. The team they have built is incredibly knowledgeable about the complexities of the gaming sector, highly proactive and always responsive to my needs. I'm pleased to say that, together, as trusted partners, we are steadily building the business on the Isle of Man.’


CEO at Sugarhill Limited Jarrod Epps added: ‘The whole team at SMP provides a service that goes far beyond my expectations; it comes as no surprise that they are the dominant provider to the Island's gaming sector. The relationship with them works incredibly well. I am able to concentrate on building my business, confident that the regulatory, compliance and financial reporting aspects of running a licensed gaming site are being looked after by a trusted and knowledgeable team of experts.’


SMP Partners took the message of the Island’s e-gaming industry to the EiG Congress and Expo in Barcelona last week.


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