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Former Northcoders MD joins Basecamp Skills

Lisa Claydon, the former Managing Director of Northcoders TechEd has been hired as Basecamp Skills’ first Operations Director.

Claydon has joined the Manchester-based training and education platform to accelerate its next stage of growth. 

Amy Wild has been promoted to CEO.

Launched in 2022 by ex-Social Chain COO Dominic McGregor, along with David Newns and Charlie Yates, it recently won more than £2m in funding from the Department for Education.

“I am thrilled to be joining Basecamp Skills and leading operations for such an impactful training provider,” said Lisa Claydon, Operations Director at Basecamp Skills.

“Now more than ever, we need innovative approaches to empower learners and equip them with skills to succeed. Basecamp’s experiential learning model represents exactly the type of outside-the-box thinking required to engage learners meaningfully. I look forward to collaborating with the talented Basecamp team as we work to expand our reach and provide transformational experiences for more learners across the UK.”

The organisation delivers industry-led digital marketing training to help people over the age of 19 looking to upskill, retrain or kick-start a career in digital marketing. 

“With a proven track record in leading successful government-funded training programmes, Lisa will play a crucial role in scaling our offerings during this period of rapid growth,” added newly promoted CEO, Amy Wild.

“Her extensive experience will be invaluable as we expand into new markets, enhance our offerings, and structure teams for greater impact. Lisa’s leadership and operational expertise will improve the learner experience and outcomes, marking an important milestone for Basecamp Skills. With Lisa on board, we are confident in our ability to change lives through access to in-demand skills at an unprecedented scale.”

Co-founder Dominic McGregor said:

“Amy’s tenure as CEO has been truly transformational, marking a significant chapter in our company’s growth. Now, with the strategic addition of a leader of Lisa’s caliber to support in running the business, we are poised for an even more remarkable trajectory. I have the utmost confidence that, together, Amy and Lisa will revolutionise the education industry.”

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