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    Mark Blandford
    Founder
    Sportingbet

    Mark Blandford is the Founder of Sportingbet. He became a bookmaker on 4 July 1984 and successfully built up two betting shop chains in the following decade. However, the emergence of the internet triggered the venture that became Sportingbet. As a result of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Sportingbet posted operating profit of £105m in 2006.

    Blandford is now a venture capital investor and the Chairman of FSB Technology.