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Debbie Bestwick

Team17 Digital Ltd


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Debbie Bestwick MBE, is CEO of award-winning veteran games developer and international games label, Team17. Debbie co-founded Team17 in 1990, Team17 is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Yooka-Laylee, Way to the Woods, The Escapists, Overcooked and many more from amazing developers around the world. Since becoming CEO and completing a MBO in 2010, she has focused on establishing Team17 as a sustainable business which achieves year-on-year profitability and growth. As a result, Team17 last year raised funding via a minority shareholding with Leading Private Equity group LDC raising in excess of $20M USD, Team17 have very solid foundations and are able to share 26 years of knowledge and expertise with all games label partners and help them succeed in the very competitive market of today. Debbie Bestwick has recently received an MBE for services to the video games industry and was awarded Businesswoman of the Year in the 2016 Women in Games Awards. Previously Bestwick was honoured with the Hall of Fame award at the European Women in Games Conference 2015 and MCV person of the Year in 2015.

Team17 Digital Ltd

Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is one of the longest running privately owned independent games companies in the world. The leading international games label hosts the Worms franchise, Yooka-Laylee, The Escapists, Overcooked, Way to the Woods and many more from amazing developers around the world. Overall, Team17 have released over 70 games across numerous gaming platforms with sales in excess of 65 million units. Team17 is pioneering the way games creators work with publishing partners in a digital world

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