About Degree 53
Degree 53 was founded in 2013 and it’s now a 45 strong team based in Manchester, UK.
We are an award-winning digital agency, specialising in mobile app and website development, UX and design and consultancy services. We offer bespoke solutions to a number of industries globally, including online gambling, sports.
The team have worked on a number of projects, including online gambling platforms, mobile betting apps and websites, sporting results products. Its experts provide help with complex system integration, data feed management and API development.
Degree 53 can support your business with bespoke development, design, research and consultancy from start to finish.
We hold Remote Gambling Software licence from the UK Gambling Commission. This means we can build and adapt gambling software for the UK licensed operators.
Meet the management team
Andrew Daniels - Managing Director
Formerly head of mobile development division at Betfred, Andrew has been involved in the digital industry since 2000. He’s worked with start-ups and large corporations, including premiership football teams and Sony Playstation.
Founder member of mobile gaming start-up Million-2-1, Andrew supported its SMS gaming product. After it was acquired by IGT, he focused on developing HTML5 casino games for mobile platforms.
Robert Walter - Technical Director
Robert has been developing digital solutions for the likes of Betfred, Co-Op Bank, AstraZeneca, Ford, Everton FC and Sofology for more than 15 years.
He oversees all digital projects and is the go-to person for strategic and technical advice.
He has previously worked as head of development at Saatchi & Saatchi Health and Social Care Network.
Richard Wagstaff - Operations Director
Richard previously worked as a project manager delivering digital projects across a variety of industries at Degree 53, Betfred, Amaze and IGT.
He has been specialising in digital projects for close to 10 years and as Operations Director is responsible for the Degree 53 project team and internal processes.
Richard Bannister - Commercial Director
Richard has been working in the digital industry for nearly 10 years, with a background in sales and client relationship management.
He was previously account director at Tecmark, as well as having worked for Trinity Mirror and Yell on key account management.
Richard has worked with Direct Line, FullTilt, 888, Travel Republic, AO.com and Rentalcars.com
Jade Sahota - Head of Design
Jade has been designing gambling apps and websites for more than 5 years, having previously worked in Betfred’s in-house team. She now heads the Degree 53 design team and helps to create a better user experience for our clients. She brings a vast experience of applying design and UX principles to the Degree 53 projects and actively supports our designer's development internally.
Chris Benstead - Digital Strategist
Chris has been supporting emerging digital projects for over 10 years. Previously working for Hewlett Packard supporting large enterprise-level financial and customer service projects, Chris’ background is in the identification of customer’s core business requirements and understanding how and where value can be added to a proposition through the use of digital.
Chris facilitates many of the discovery and Product Design Sprint services offered by Degree 53.