Jim Mawdsley, CEO, Generator
Digital Union, headed up by Generator CEO and industry stalwart Jim Mawdsley, offers strategic support and campaigning for the North East’s digital and tech sector. Here’s a rundown of the latest news from Digital Union members.
Region’s first software development co-operative set up in Gateshead
A network of freelancers, hoping to collaborate on projects and share opportunities for work has recently been set up in Gateshead. Known as Code-Operative, the group aim to provide value for money using a team of specifically skilled individuals that businesses can trust.
Set up with support from Gateshead Council, Cllr John Adams Cabinet Member for the Economy explained: “Every year there are technological innovations which change the way we live or work, but in some ways the structure of digital industries is quite old-fashioned. Rather than shareholders or company bosses, I’m really keen to see more cooperatives in the digital sector as I think it will lead to more innovation and creativity. It also helps people have more control over their lives, and helps keep wealth in local communities.”
Co-founder Nick Woodfine adds: “We want to provide members with good remuneration for work, job security and career progression through training and access to projects. For clients, we’ll offer streamlined and quality focused development teams, handpicked for each project we undertake.”
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