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Betsid continues Simon Rigby’s expansion in Preston

Posted on - 2nd June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Friargate, News, Preston City Centre
Work is ongoing to refurbish and rebrand the bookies in Friargate

Work is ongoing to refurbish and rebrand the bookies in Friargate

Simon Rigby’s latest venture in Preston is taking shape, and it is not at the Guild Hall.

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The multi-millionaire is expanding his betting firm Betsid by taking over what used to be Taylor Made in Friargate.

At the bottom end of Friargate by the Wetherspoons there is refurbishment work ongoing.

Operations manager for Betsid Paul Kirkby said they were on track to open on Wednesday 8 June.

He said three new staff were being hired as a result of the opening.

Simon Rigby grew up in a farm on the outskirts of Preston

Simon Rigby grew up in a farm on the outskirts of Preston

Mr Rigby bought the Guild Hall in summer 2014 and has invested in opening new food and drink outlets, now four in total, in the Guild Hall Arcade.

Related: Villa Italian confirms Guild Hall opening date

He’s also recently acquired the Guild Tower.

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