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.

Commenting on the new appointment of Francis, 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 added:

“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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Kwizzbit is a new online platform supporting interactive quizzes.

Founded in 2016 by Mark Walsh CEO of Rocket Horse Ltd, the Kwizzbit platform and the technology behind the game are being developed into an interactive solution for other markets. Kwizzbit has already been trialled by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as a learning development tool, endorsed by Leeds MP Greg Mulholland, and has received interest from national giants including KPMG and Sky.

Following his previous success with the successful pub game, Rock and Roll Bingo, Mark gained key insight into customer findings and feedback and used his learning experiences to develop Kwizzbit. Kwizzbit has also been validated by business partners John Sheard and Steve Saul, who add their experience in quiz and business development, technical expertise and project management to the mix.

A multi-faceted online quiz platform, Kwizzbit provides a unique cloud-based solution which customers can access on their smart phones. Having attracted attention from a variety of sectors, Kwizzbit has ambitious plans to roll out the game through pubs and clubs across the UK

Kwizzbit enables hosts and venues to deliver a unique interactive quiz through an internet browser and broadcast to people’s smartphones and tablets creating a game show format in a real-time quiz environment. Originally intended to transform the traditional pub quiz, Kwizzbit is currently being tried and tested with several pub chains and has already been part if a major industry showcase.

Currently based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Kwizzbit is set to deliver interactivity for a variety of purposes including audience participation during conferences and events, as a learning tool for training and development and the next generation of interactive marketing.