Northcoders Appoints Sandy Lindsay as Non-Executive Director

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Manchester-based coding bootcamp Northcoders has appointed Sandy Lindsay MBE as a non-executive director.

Northcoders, which recently expanded into Federation House, was established in 2016 and offers courses that are designed to help satisfy the increasing demand for developers across various industries and sectors in the North.

To date, seven cohorts – with a total of 129 students – have graduated, and the business employs 19 full-time members of staff.

Northcoders offers an industry-led curriculum, which is constantly in review against its hiring partners’ needs. Hiring partners include Barclays, ThoughtWorks, MoneySupermarket and Apadmi.

In her new role, Tangerine PR founder and chair Lindsay will be working with Northcoders co-founder James Brooke on the strategic direction of the business.

Northcoders co-founder James Brooke said:

“Almost two years to the day, Sandy strode up to a panel I was speaking on and, after it’d finished, handed me her business card and said ‘we need to talk’. Since then, I’ve learnt that not only do we share similar values and visions for how things should be, but how useful it is to have her challenging our thinking and ultimately helping us make better decisions. I’m delighted she’s part of the team.”

Sandy Lindsay MBE added: “Businesses of all sizes in the North are crying out for specialist coding talent and that demand is only going to get stronger so there’s never been a more important time to help fill that gap. I also love Northcoders’ ethos and whole-heartedly support its core values of community, Northern values, fun, diversity and inclusion. I’m now focussed on adding as much value as I can.”

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