Tech firm Sky Betting & Gaming will create 100 new jobs in the coming months.

The Leeds-based firm has more than doubled its workforce to 1,200 since Sky sold 80 per cent of the business to CVC Capital Partners in 2015, effectively splitting from the broadcaster.

“I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved in the past two years as an independent company,” said Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint.

“Not only do we now have more UK customers than any other operator but we’ve also made a significant contribution to the region that we call home.

“Leeds has been a great place to grow our business and with continued investment from the Government in infrastructure and skills we are determined to keep playing our part in driving forward the Yorkshire tech economy.”

Sky Betting & Gaming has seen revenue grow from £183 million in the financial year ending in 2014, to £374m just two years later.

Broadcaster Sky has turned to a former programme director who left for Deloitte as its new director of digital platforms.

Renee Hunt will take up the role, which covers all Sky Sports, Sky News and enterprise apps and websites, at the broadcaster’s technology hub in Leeds.

The video below is from summer 2016