Code has averaged 20% year-on-year growth since Foggett founded the digital agency with Louis Georgiou and Wini Tse 15 years ago. Now boasting 80 staff with 2013 turnover exceeding £5million (and growth of 15% forecast for this year), its work for clients including First TransPennine Express, Oxfam and Chester Zoo is still something of a standard-bearer for the region.

It’s not resting on its laurels though – a London office and overseas business are the focus for this year, and Foggett has hinted recently that they may look to quicken the pace of growth with an acquisition. The 41-year-old, also the chair of Manchester Digital, owns a third share of Code with the two other founders.