Senior promotion at digital product studio

A Manchester -based digital product studio, which has worked with the likes of Manchester Airport, Center Parcs, Asda and Chester Zoo, has promoted a long-serving director to a top management position.

Rob Jones has become joint managing director at Code Computerlove, where he has worked for more than 13 years.

The move comes as co-founder and joint managing director Louis Georgiou takes a more active role at parent company MediaCom North and focuses on Code’s new consultancy services.

Mr Jones was previously client services director and will now oversee the delivery of Code’s core products and services, while Mr Georgiou focuses on the agency’s Agile coaching and organisational design and transformation division.

Mr Georgiou, who founded the business alongside Tony Foggett and Wini Tse in 1999, will also be developing group-wide client relationships at MediaCom North where he forms part of its leadership team.

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In the restructure, Gemma Handley has also been promoted to commercial director, while Claire Kerley has moved up to delivery director.

Mr Jones said: “To have the opportunity to work alongside Louis to lead Code into its next phase of growth is incredibly exciting and I look forward to delivering a refreshed focus on the development and delivery of digital products supported by such an exceptional team.

“We have the capability and vision to make real our ambition to be the partner of choice for digital products and services businesses, that will enhance our reputation as one of the best, and most fun, digital product studios to work with in the UK.”

Mr Georgiou added: “The role of our studio has evolved in recent years to meet the fast-changing needs of client partners.

“Not only do ambitious businesses come to us for the design and engineering of better digital experiences, but increasingly for coaching and consultancy where we support tech leaders with organisational change, agile transformation processes and helping them to create a culture that optimises effectiveness.

“Rob is highly experienced in helping clients to achieve their digital ambitions and has been an invaluable member of the senior leadership team engendering our continued growth.

“It will be a pleasure to continue to work alongside him in his new role.

“While 2020 was challenging for all, it has put our services front and centre for many businesses looking to accelerate the value we can achieve from their digital experiences and to operate with agility and speed.

“We’re in a great position to drive growth for Code this year and to continue to build on the successful changes we’ve implemented as a result of the pandemic.

“Our success has always been through our brilliant people and the exceptional talent we have within the studio, and I’m delighted to announce these promotions.”

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