Leeds-based technology firm appoints non-executive director

Francis Patton

A leading Leeds-based technology company, KwizzBit, has appointed a new non-executive director to its growing team.  

Francis Patton, who has over 30 years’ industry experience in the licensed hospitality sector, brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the business and will be advising on KwizzBit’s continuing growth within the pub market. 

Currently holding positions on a number of boards including SIBA Barnsley Hospital, Francis is also the non-executive chair of Cask Marque. He has worked with numerous leading pub business brands including Vanguard Pubs and Restaurants and Punch Taverns. 

Established in 2016, KwizzBit is an innovative web-based gaming platform, founded by Mark Walsh. The business, which employs a team of six industry professionals, operates out of the company’s base at Entrepreneurial Spark in Leeds. 

KwizzBit has so far been implemented in more than 450 pubs and venues across the UK and aims to reach one million KwizzBit players by 2020. 

Managing director Mark Walsh said: “Francis’ appointment is a huge coup for the business, the experience and depth of knowledge he brings to his role is a significant step for KwizzBit and its future growth within the market. We are delighted to welcome him to the team and we are really excited to be working together to realise KwizzBit’s full potential.” 

Francis said: “I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity, KwizzBit is a unique product that’s already making exciting inroads into the licensed hospitality sector and I’m really looking forward to assisting in the organisation’s ongoing success. 

“The company now looks set to enter new markets attracting the attention from a variety of other sectors, including learning and development and the promotional market for audience participation at events and conferences. KwizzBit is now well on its way to becoming the next generation of interactive marketing software.”


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