Northcoders - the coding school for the North – has added to its marketing team with two new appointments: Karen Burns is the company’s new Growth Marketing Manager, whilst Beatrix Matyas becomes its new Community Growth Manager.
Karen joins Northcoders from Leeds-based technology consultancy firm BJSS where she was the company-wide events manager. Karen has 20 years’ experience across employer branding, talent attraction, marketing, events, and community building. She has also been an active member of the Leeds Digital Festival steering panel.
Her new role will see her working closely with the commercial and B2C marketing teams to raise the company’s profile in the business, tech, and consumer markets through a number of core activities including events, podcasts and digi bytes. She will also play a key part in delivering a consistent and holistic business-wide marketing strategy.
Beatrix' focus will be growing and nurturing Northcoders’ community of learners, using everything from social media to email marketing, and events. She has worked in content marketing for around four years and joins Northcoders from Digital Next. Prior to that she worked at theEword.
Karen said: “I have known Northcoders for a long time and have always admired its culture and values. It is genuinely a people-first organisation with community at its heart so I’m looking forward to adding value and amplifying its voice to our business, tech, consumer and alumni audiences.”
Ruth Ng, head of sales and marketing, commented: “Both Karen and Beatrix bring with some fantastic experience and we are delighted they have joined us. As a business, Northcoders has adapted since the COVID pandemic hit, and we are now well placed to grow in 2021. Their arrivals will help us achieve our goals and ensure that we continue to help building a strong community of tech experts across the North and beyond.”
Over the past two years, Northcoders has been selected as one of the country's brightest tech stars in Creative England's CE50 list and was named Business of the Year at the 15th Annual Chamber Business Awards. The firm also relocated its Manchester campus to a new 10,000 sq. ft space at Manchester Technology Centre and launched a Deferred Payment scheme and Gender Diversity Fund.
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Leeds and Manchester based Northcoders, one of the UK’s leading coding schools, is staging two free webinars – one for SMEs and one for larger enterprises - who want to know more about how they can upskill their employees via digital apprenticeships. The webinars will be taking place on Zoom on Tuesday 4th August. Each will cover how firms can invest in their people and their capabilities and help to kick-start the economy again by making the most of government incentives and reducing unemployment rates. Sandy Lindsay MBE, Skills Chair, North West Business Leadership Team & IOD, will chair both sessions where opinions and insights will be shared by the panel which will include Ian Browne - Apprenticeship Partnerships, Lloyds Banking Group; Michaela Reaney - Client Services Director, The Opportunity Group; Georgia Fitzgerald - Associate Director, The Juice Academy; and Amul Batra - Chief Partnerships Officer, Northcoders Topics will include specific advice about the Levy Transfer and how enterprise businesses can take advantage of this to cover the costs for their apprenticeship training costs. Other wider discussion points will be how investing in training will help businesses stay ahead in a post-COVID world; why digital will bounce back quicker; what funding is available through co-investment and the extra benefits outlined by the chancellor in his recent Summer Statement. Amul Batra said: “We have carefully curated these webinars for businesses of all sizes who are curious about upskilling their teams with digital apprenticeships. We are proud to have pulled together such a distinguished panel and we are confident firms will be able to tap into their knowledge and put what they learn into practice for the benefit of their organisations.”