Five minute focus on: Tony Watterson, Worldpay
Tell us about Worldpay
We are a global leader in payments processing technology and solutions for our merchant customers. We operate reliable and secure proprietary technology platforms that enable merchants to accept a vast array of payment types, across multiple channels, anywhere in the world. On a typical day, we process over 31 million mobile, online and in-store transactions – that’s around 400 a second. In 2015, we processed 13.1bn transactions with a total value of c.402bn. We support 400,000 merchants in 126 currencies across 146 countries, offering over 300 payment methods. We are the leader in payments in the UK, where we process approximately 42% of all transactions.
What’s your role in Worldpay
I’m an Account Director in the partner team and work with a range of bank and ISO partners across Ireland. Part of my role involves identifying new referral partners. There are likely to be partnership opportunities right here in Glandore, so if anyone wants to chat about how we might work together, please give me a shout.
Tell us something about Worldpay we might not know
We have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2015 and are technical partners with both Sports and Comic Relief.
What’s next for Worldpay?
It’s an exciting time for Worldpay. Consumers, and we are all consumers, are demanding new payment methods. It’s our job to ensure that our merchants provide all the payment methods that their customers require.
What’s your favourite thing about working in Belfast?
Living in the country where a dog barking late at night is the height of excitement, I love the buzz of working in such a vibrant city.
What do you like about being a Glandore Member?
The staff are great to work with and the facilities really suit our needs.
Friday nights in or Friday nights out?
Definitely Friday nights in, I try to drag every minute out of the weekends, so Friday nights are for unwinding.