In keeping with the UK Gambling Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, EPIC Risk Management and Whysup are pleased to announce a strategic partnership. EPIC Risk Management have long been considered the leading independent consultancy in gambling harm minimisation. Whysup’s work around addiction awareness, has brought something new to the sector. Combining the expertise from both organisations, means a robust collaborative approach to harm minimisation. The partnership has been months in the making, with both organisations working to ensure the service level isn’t simply maintained but shows improvement and forms an industry leading approach to collaboration. Their work will focus on gambling, the fastest growing addiction in the UK. They will educate on gambling related problems, raise awareness and provide consultancy services to reduce gambling related harm at a practical but also regulatory level. Both organisations believe in a practical approach and seek to make real change, not simply box ticking. The combination of lived experience, business acumen, validated research and unique delivery methods, equates to real impact and engages any audience. Both organisations are passionate about what they do and believe that this partnership demonstrates their commitment to reducing gambling related harm.
Pete Wallis, EPIC’s new Operations Manager stated:
“A key enabler in the National Strategy to reduce Gambling Harms is collaboration, as is the important role that people with lived experience can offer. Mark and Liam’s passion to make a difference combined with their breadth of lived experience really resonated with us. This strategic partnership is a real force multiplier and will allow us to have a greater reach, and positively impact on more people to reduce gambling related harms. We’re excited for the future and believe this collaborative partnership will be instrumental in the strategy to make gambling safer for all.”
Mark Murray, Director of Whysup added:
“EPIC Risk Management have long been known as the leading gambling harm minimisation consultancy and after meeting the team we realised they were like-minded. Paul and his team have not forgotten why they started and are first and foremost concerned with reduction in harm and always looking to maintain high standards in this industry. Whysup are passionate about our work, we have delivered to a variety of different audiences and utilise personal experiences to validate our service. We have a grass roots, real world approach and believe our partnership with EPIC will ensure more people are educated, gambling is made safer and show when to hit the stop button, if needed. We are delighted to be collaborating with Paul and his team”
About EPIC Risk Management
EPIC is the leading independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy. We offer a range of services ranging from inspirational speakers aimed at raising awareness, through to risk management audits and expert training solutions, specialising in culture change. With an international reach, our experts work across a variety of sectors, including financial services, education, professional sports and the gambling industry. Through our partnership with Sky Bet, we’re proud to be delivering the largest professional sports education package ever conducted in world sport, to all English Football League clubs over the next 5 years. We are also advising GVC Holdings Ltd on their sector leading Safer Gambling initiative ‘Changing for the Bettor’.
Whysup offers a preventative addiction awareness service. Targeting and engaging a variety of audiences and environments through presentations and interactive sessions. Proactive in their approach they can tailor to any audience. Their work around gambling is led by Mark Murray, who is now in recovery from his gambling addiction. Whysup’s gambling awareness sessions have been extremely well received, having been delivered to a variety of audiences, ages and environments. It is a comprehensive service and looks at gambling as a whole.