Modern Slavery Statement


Background

Responsible business behaviour has always been a priority for Mark Jarvis Ltd. We are a highly regulated betting and gaming business, operating within the law and our integrity is built into the way we do business. We treat all our employees and customers with respect and expect high standards from ourselves, our business partners and our suppliers.

This statement has been prepared in accordance with section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2020/2021.

Mark Jarvis Ltd organisational structure

Mark Jarvis Ltd is a privately-owned betting and gaming business. We operate 45 licensed betting shops in England. We have an online presence with digital sports betting and gaming offering.

We employ over 180 people, with all of our employees based in the UK. Our retail structure consists of 3 areas, with an Area Manager in each reporting to the UK Head Office, as well as employing 8 Head Office staff, based in Leicester.

Due to the strict regulated nature of our businesses, all our employees must be over 18 years of age.

As we are an entertainment business, selling experiences rather than physical products, our workforce is highly trained, due to the unique nature of our business against other retailers and the technical and highly regulated nature of our offering. We have a relatively small supply chain compared to other high street retail businesses and this is largely characterised by the purchase of data rights, software and premises licences, IT and technology, telecoms, communications, marketing and professional services.

Nonetheless we have taken and will continue to take steps to ensure such practices do not take place in our business or anyone who supplies goods and services to us and will keep the issue under review on an annual basis and respond accordingly. Advice, guidance and where applicable training will be provided to those within the company who have responsibility for checking and monitoring supply chains and our intention is to refresh this training annually.

Our future commitments

We are committed to maintain a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. We will review and update our modern slavery statement every year in line with our obligation and continue to develop our policies to ensure our approach is commensurate with our risk profile. We will make this policy available to view by all our staff, not just the ones involved In engaging with suppliers and will look to expand the scope of the training and awareness in 2021 and beyond.

This statement has been approved by the Mark Jarvis Ltd Board of Directors.
Paul Graham
Andrew Graham
Ronald Hallam

and is signed by a Director on their behalf.

Andrew Graham
Director
Mark Jarvis Ltd
20 March 2021