In our weekly What I've Learnt features, we quiz senior industry leaders on their illustrious careers. In these pieces, you'll discover both pearls of wisdom and hidden secrets from the careers of the North's key figures.
This year, Manchester- and Leeds-based coding training provider Northcoders floated on the AIM market and hit a valuation of £12.5 million .
James Welch has been with Manchester digital marketing agency Embryo since 2018, and focuses on improving sales and marketing strategies at the company.
The Engine Room is a Mirfield-based strategic brand consultancy which has been operating for 20 years.
The Head of Creative at Mirfield-based Fishtank Agency has worked at the company from the beginning of his career, and is celebrating 10 years at the agency this year.
Vapour is a Huddersfield-based cloud tech leader led by CEO Tim Mercer, who co-founded the company in 2013.
Crowd Network, the on-demand audio network, is celebrating its first anniversary.
Damian Hanson leads the team at Mission Labs, the creators of cloud telephony solution CircleLoop and customer experience platform SmartAgent.
Leeds-based Jublo is a translation and digital agency founded by Joshua Atkins in 2008.
Michelle Vint co-founded Regital - the programmatic specialist - in 2011 with the intention of redefining digital.
Matt Casey manages every aspect of the design, digital and content delivery teams at Armstrong, the independent, full-service B2B marketing agency.