David Purvis takes Blueprint reins following Simon Barff departure

David Purvis has taken over all responsibility of the business activities of Blueprint Operations with immediate effect, after it was announced that UK managing director Simon Barff is to leave the company.

Departing after a little over five years, a time-frame which the company stresses was “pivotal,” Barff said of his departure from the Gauselmann Group owned company “I have had a great time working with the board of the Gauselmann Group, without whose support the success we achieved would have been impossible.

“I would like to thank everyone at Gauselmann for all the assistance and support they have given me, and I wish them every future success.”

This was added to by Sascha Blodau, UK General Manager for the Gauselmann Group, who added: “It is with regret that we announce Simon’s departure after a successful and transformative five and a half years with the company.

“Under his guidance the manufacturing division has seen continued growth across all areas of the UK business, and has cemented the Gauselmann product line as the leading brand in the UK market. We would like to thank Simon for his efforts during his time with Blueprint and wish him our very best.

“The next chapter for Blueprint Operations is now in the hands of David and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Purvis comes into the role after holding a variety of positions in many international gambling markets, the most recent of which has been conducted alongside Gauselmann on several management consultation projects.

Of the new appointment, Purvis commented: “The opportunity to carry on the great work at Blueprint Operations is an exciting challenge, and it is something that I’m really looking forward to.

“The foundations of the company are firmly set, so we’ll be looking to build on the recent successes, and solidify our market position with some fantastic new game releases and further product developments over the coming year.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Blueprint team for welcoming me to the company, and continuing to work seamlessly during this management restructure.”