Born and raised in Salford, Fred Done is a lifelong Manchester United fan. Last year, his Betfred business was appointed the football club’s official bookmaker, providing supporters with stadium betting facilities and a dedicated gambling website. It is also the official gaming partner for Bolton Wanderers and for the new Wembley Stadium. Founded in 1967, Warrington- based Betfred has expanded rapidly in recent years. It now has 660 betting shops in Britain, and serves domestic and international customers through online and telephone betting oper- ations. Turnover more than doubled from £387m in 2003 to £874m last year, though profit margins were slim.

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Company details
Sales £m874
Profit £m10
Year endMar 06
Principal shareholdersFred and Peter Done & family (100%)

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