Pay-tech company launches new sports division amid plans to double turnover

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A Yorkshire payment technology company has announced the launch of a dedicated sports division as it looks to double turnover to £4million in the next two years.

Yorkshire Payments has launched Yorkshire Sports Pay with a specific focus on supplying merchant services, contactless payment technology and ecommerce payment gateways to sports venues across the UK.

Yorkshire Sports Pay has already secured contracts with names including Doncaster Rovers, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Scarborough Cricket Club and Harrogate Town FC.

James Howard, managing director at Yorkshire Payments, said the launch of Yorkshire Sports Pay was part of the company’s strategy to expand its services nationwide.

“Over the last six years, we have built our brand in Yorkshire and become well recognised and trusted experts in what we do.

“The launch of Yorkshire Sports Pay is part of a strategic effort to now expand our reach outside of our home county and penetrate the sports market.

He continued:

“There is a healthy appetite from sports clubs, venues and teams for merchant services delivered with a personal, one-to-one approach that the big banks simply cannot offer, and we are making it our mission to be front of mind when it comes to these solutions.”

In October 2019, Yorkshire Payments relocated its headquarters to a 6,000 square foot, Grade II listed former chapel in the Brighouse town centre as part of a six-figure investment that the company says will create up to 80 new jobs in the next 36 months.

The business processed more than £480.5 million in card transactions through its systems between November 2018 and November 2019.

It’s roster of more than 3,500 clients across Yorkshire includes some of the region’s best-known sports venues and tourist attractions such as The John Smith’s Stadium, Bradford City Football Club, Cannon Hall Farm and The Piece Hall.

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The competition is open to charities based within the region of Yorkshire, UK only. 

There are two charity donation boxes available to win. Two individual charities will be selected as winners and each will receive one of the two charity boxes as a prize.

The prize does not include transaction fees associated with the use of the charity box. Each winning charity will be expected to pay the transaction fees. These amount to 1.5% of the total of any amount processed, plus 3 pence, per donation.

Only one entry per charity will be counted, and Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to ask competition winners to provide for proof of Charitable status. If a competition winner is unable to prove charitable status, Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to select an alternative winner.

The winning charities will be subject to a successful merchant application with AIBMS. The charity donation box will only be supplied if this application is accepted.

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Yorkshire Payments may cancel or amend any competition, competition information, or these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the competition information or these terms and conditions.

The opening and closing dates and times for entries are as indicated in the competition information. Any entries received before the opening and after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.

Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to amend the entry deadline for the competition.

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