WINNIPEG, MBAnd April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/- Bollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to congratulate its subsidiary mkodo limited (“mkodo”) on being nominated for the Best Graduate Employer Award at the 2022 Women in Technology (“WIT”) Employer Awards, in celebration of employers Employed workers are hard to help close the gender gap within the technology sector. The Graduate Employer of the Year award recognizes employers who go above and beyond to open doors for female STEM graduates and offer them the opportunity to launch their careers in technology.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, mkodo provides multi-channel applications and world-class web products to the lottery, betting and gaming sectors, including specialist consulting and application management services. mkodo is shortlisted for the Evolve Scheme Program, which was founded more than five years ago by mkodo’s Managing Director and Co-founder, Stuart Godfrey. The program focuses on investing in the next generation of talented individuals seeking to build their careers in mobile application technology. Participants rotate through key disciplines within the company, including development in multiple coding languages, quality assurance, operations, and business analysis, over the course of 12 to 18 months.
A number of outstanding female employees have joined mkodo via the Evolve Scheme program over the years, with many citing their participation in the program as a catalyst for their tech careers after graduation. “After completing Evolve Scheme in 2017, I started my job as an Android engineer at mkodo, where I was able to work on several client projects including Bingo and lottery apps,” he said. Alison McGlynn, principal engineer, mkodo. “In 2019, I had an amazing opportunity to work on a sample application for a potential Canadian lottery client, which included a trip to Canada! This turned out to be a driving force for my career at mkodo, where I was assigned the role of lead engineer to develop a full Android app along with a star-studded team.”
“On behalf of Pollard Banknote, I congratulate mkodo on this well-deserved honor from the prestigious WIT Employer Awards,” said Margaret Provine, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Pollard Banknote. “Empowering and advancing women in the technology sector is of paramount importance to us, and we are proud of mkodo’s steadfast advocate for diversity in the workplace.”
The winner will be announced in the Best Graduate Employer category, along with 15 other categories 26 May 2022at the award ceremony in London, England.
mkodo is a leading provider of digital applications and user interfaces to the lottery and gaming industry worldwide. Founded in 2001, the company has been recognized for its core strength of developing and delivering successful digital experiences to its target audience of internet users. mkodo’s clients include many of the leading lottery and gaming companies around the world, including the majority of Canadian lotteries and some of the largest gambling operators in the UK. For more information, please visit www.mkodo.com.
About Bullard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner for more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high-quality instant ticket products, licensed games, ticket options in the aisle, and sales promotion solutions from the Schafer Retail Solutions+ portfolio. It also offers a full range of digital offerings, from world-class gaming applications to end-to-end player engagement and iLottery solutions, including marketing and strategic management services. The company is a proven and innovative company with decades of experience helping lotteries increase player participation, sales and revenue for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides raffle tickets, bingo cards, ticket vending machines, etc. diamond game and compatible toys and electronic devices for charity toys and other North American toy markets. Founded in 1907, Pollard Bank is owned approximately 64.3% by the Pollard family and 35.7% by general shareholders, and is publicly traded on TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
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Issuer Bullard Banknotes Ltd.