Tangerine PR founder Lindsay joins Northcoders

Sandy Lindsay

Manchester headquartered coding bootcamp Northcoders has appointed Sandy Lindsay as a non-executive director.

Northcoders, which recently expanded into Federation House, was established in 2016.

It offers courses that are designed to meet increasing demand for developers across various industries and sectors in the North of England.

The courses aim to give graduates the opportunity to learn coding to an industry-standard level.

To date, seven cohorts – with a total of 129 students – have graduated. The business employs 19 full-time members of staff.

Northcoders offers an industry-led curriculum and hiring partners include Barclays, ThoughtWorks, MoneySupermarket and Apadmi.

In her new role, Lindsay will be working with James Brooke – co-founder of Northcoders – on the strategic direction of the business.

Brooke said: “Almost two years to the day, Sandy strode up to a panel I was speaking on and, after it’d finished, handed me her business card and said ‘we need to talk’. Since then, I’ve learnt that not only do we share similar values and visions for how things should be, but how useful it is to have her challenging our thinking and ultimately helping us make better decisions. I’m delighted she’s part of the team.”

Lindsay added: “Businesses of all sizes in the North are crying out for specialist coding talent and that demand is only going to get stronger so there’s never been a more important time to help fill that gap. I also love Northcoders’ ethos and whole-heartedly support its core values of community, northern values, fun, diversity and inclusion. I’m now focused on adding as much value as I can.”