🍽 Cooking up a storm 🍽 Helping our staff to stay connected and have fun is important to us, and we haven’t let working from home stop that. Last week we hosted two amazing virtual cooking classes. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn new recipes and cooking tips directly from professional chefs! In the first, we made a 3-course Thai feast thanks to the amazing chefs at Jamie Oliver Cookery School, and in the second TV Chef Manuel Aquilina taught us how to make a 2-course Mexican fiesta.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is Nature. Nature is a great untapped resource for healthy mental wellbeing, and we’re encouraging our staff to take time to get outside and experience it! As well as this, there are a range of initiatives happening across our offices. From staff members stepping forward to share their personal experiences with mental health on our intranet to making your own smoothie before heading out for a walk in Guernsey. Reminding everyone that, “it’s okay, not to be okay”.
In our latest staff event, employees tried their luck at Virtual Horse Racing! With their virtual fun money, they made their picks and cheered for their horse in the hopes to win big! There were even a few surprise races thrown in, including llamas and ostriches. Thanks to Fun Casino Nights for hosting a memorable night! Check out this short clip from the event -
Our staff are fully committed to the communities and causes that are close to the offices and industry we operate in. They take pride in not only raising funds, but by offering their time, knowledge and experience. Most recently many of our staff have been volunteering for CodeYourFuture in roles such as Career mentoring. As a business, we proactively encourage all staff to volunteer by offering two paid volunteer days in lieu of work.
Last week our staff put their knowledge to the test in our virtual quiz night. Team Building Experiences helped us put on a fantastic quiz consisting of six rounds, including a music round, picture round and guess the celebrity – who were disguised by some of our own familiar faces. This is just one of the many ways we continue to have fun and share the thrill.
As the UK marks one year since its first lockdown, we thought we’d stop and reflect on the ways our teams have united whilst they’ve been working from home. Our teams have helped keep the Betway culture alive through sharing ideas to keep busy at the weekends, volunteering for local support groups and charities, introducing us to their new WFH colleagues (pets) , countless internal competitions, and not to forget our monthly events calendar. A big thank you to all our staff for their hard work, dedication and determination to share the thrill.
🎤 Introducing the Betway Comedy Club 🎤 We recently hosted our first ever live comedy night for our staff.... because who doesn’t need more laughter in their lives?! We had a stellar line up of stand-up comedians to help us raise money for charity and leave our staff with lockdown laughs in their living rooms. Thanks to Nice N' Spiky Comedy for helping us organise the amazing line-up: - Jimmy McGhie - Esther Manito - Brennan Reece - Stephen K Amos Check out a small clip from the night
In February, we launched a Steps Challenge to our staff and some of our business partners to encourage them to keep active while working from home, and to raise funds for CodeYourFuture (CYF). Our goal was to walk enough steps, as a collective, to connect all the participating offices. Our teams went above and beyond, and we exceeded this goal two and a half times over! Our staff also managed to raise over £6,000 for the CYF programmes in the UK and South Africa.
🏆 Trading Careers at Betway 🏆 We create markets that serve customers around the globe from our offices in Malta and Guernsey, and support offices in Cape Town. Our traders’ workloads are focused on their specialist markets. Working in teams independently assigned to separate sports allows us to optimise our results. One of our dedicated teams is esports, which is headed up by Artur Kowal. Artur joined Betway in 2008 as a Trader and since then he’s grown the esports trading team from a one-man band to one of the biggest in the industry. “Without my team, all the successes we’ve achieved in the esports trading field would be impossible. Twice in a row, Betway esports has won the SBC Esports Operator of the Year – it’s the cherry on top of the cake. "
Learning and Development is something that is incredibly important to us at Betway, and we strive to work with you, and support you, in reaching your goals. Cher Oliver is one of our Senior Organisational Development Consultants, and she's helped propel our learning opportunities into the virtual world enabling us to deliver over 50 digital courses last year, as well as launch our biggest management development program to date. Throughout this past year Cher has also made a name for herself as our in-house Meditation Guru, hosting virtual sessions for staff on a regular basis.