Manchester Digital, the trade body for digital business in the North West, has announced the winners of its council elections.

Five new council members – Alison Ross (Autotrader), Gemma Cameron (Hack Manchester), Richard Gregory (freelance), Simon Wharton (PushON) and Vikas Shah (Swiscot) – were elected, with one – Chris Marsh of UKFast – re-elected.

A total of 18 candidates stood this year, with six slots available on the 12-strong council. Members are elected for a two-year period.

The six elected council members

The six elected council members

Katie Gallagher, managing director of Manchester Digital, said: “These are exciting times as we welcome the new council. It’s great to see such a diverse mix of people and backgrounds joining us.

“We’d like to thank all the candidates for standing and for supporting their trade association.”