UK-based tech consultancy AND Digital accelerates the development of world-class digital capabilities. Now, the company just announced the launch of its latest office/club in Manchester.
Opening of Club Jemison
The new club of AND Digital will be called Club Jemison. It takes its name from the American astronaut Mae Jemison, the first woman of colour to travel in space. It will double the company’s presence in the city. Also, the new club opening will create over 60 new digital jobs in the next year.
This latest club will build on the success of the company’s first Manchester-based club (Club Kilburn) which launched in 2021 and now counts Co-op, the Very Group and The Prince’s Trust among its key clients. WIth this, AND will be able to meet its long-term plans to build a northern hub, one which has already seen significant expansion in Yorkshire and Scotland to date.
Paramjit Uppal, CEO and founder of AND Digital, said: “Manchester is the fastest-growing tech hub in Europe currently, with around £527m of funding being funneled into companies based in the city. Not only does this present AND with an enormous growth opportunity, it also means that we can make a much bigger impact in helping clients accelerate their digital delivery while closing digital skills gaps in the region.”
Appoints new executive
AND Digital also appointed Rick Boyce as the club executive. He brings with him over 12 years of experience having previously worked for tech companies including Infinity Works. He will be responsible for the growth and shaping up of the AND club by recruiting and growing local talent, expanding the Club’s portfolio of clients, and working with his team to create positive change among existing clients and the local community.
Commenting on his new role, Rick Boyce, Jemison Club Executive, said: “Manchester is synonymous with innovation, technology, and is even considered the birthplace of the first modern computer. Not only is it currently home to six of the UK’s 14 tech unicorns, it also offers a rich and diverse pool of tech talent given the close proximity of some of the UK’s leading universities. As a result, it’s only natural that AND Digital would want to expand its presence in this thriving tech destination.”
13 clubs in the UK
Currently, AND Digital works with clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, media, telecommunications, retail, hospitality and the public sector. Being one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, it has a total of 13 clubs in the UK. It includes the newly established international club in Amsterdam that was opened in March this year.