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Stuart Simms, Chief Executive Officer
“We continued to make further organisational progress in the first six months of the year, as we expanded our portfolio of high-quality branded sites, whilst also laying the foundations to improve the use of our first party data. The combined positive impact resulted in a strengthened US Sports division, increase of regulated market and new money revenue, as well as the development of a significantly improved data architecture and infrastructure to serve the Group’s long-term ambitions.
The equity raise proved to be a pivotal point in my tenure, having weathered the storm of the first 18 months, we could finally accelerate and execute plans to realise the ambition I set out when joining the business. Namely to build a platform (data, technology and operations) which powers a portfolio of branded assets operating across a number of verticals, offering an enhanced, content-rich consumer experience and improved advertiser performance.
To achieve this ambition, during 2021, I have challenged the business to accelerate the acquisition of new assets, reorganise and re-build our capability and to develop a new data and technology platform. I am proud of the team and our achievements, and have confidence that the necessary changes will result in improved focus, productivity and growth in H2 2022 and beyond.”
2021 Half Year Results Webcast
(*) Reclassified ‐ excluding discontinued operations
(**) Earnings Before interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and excluding share‐based payments, impairment and reorganisation costs
(***) Excluding loss from impairment and reorganisation costs