Digital Lancashire is committed to accelerating and maturing the digital economy within the whole of Lancashire at every level across all social and enterprise networks, and Duncan’s role will be to deliver a new strategy to enhance and sustain Digital Lancashire’s critical role by focussing on skills, networking & events, and knowledge in the sector.
Duncan has worked in the Digital sector, both as a business owner and consultant for over 20 years. After gaining an Economics degree at Aberystwyth, Duncan worked in several Blue-Chip companies before moving into the agency world, holding board positions in numerous agencies and advising and working with venture capitalists. He also founded and managed his own digital and data agency for 14 years.
Tom Stables, Digital Lancashire Chairman said, “We’re at a crucial stage in our plans to promote the high-quality digital businesses and organisations in Lancashire and through collaboration with many of the key skills and knowledge partners and a program of highly relevant, regular events, we are confident of raising the profile of businesses, skills and achievements worldwide. We have a fantastic story to tell and a digital workforce that is pioneering real innovation and attracting investment.’
Digital Lancashire is the recognised sector expert and thought leader for many of the key organisations, from local government, academic institutions, education, employment and training groups and operates a highly progressive, collaborative approach to emphasising the massive impact digital is continuing to have in the region. The membership-based organisation links industry and digital businesses to create tangible economic value in the region.
Sandford said, ’There is a big educational challenge to communicate, clarify and change the perceptions that exist about digital, how powerful it can be and how vital it is that we achieve heavy investment into every aspect of the sector. We have exciting programs of events and workshops planned over the next two years and will work tirelessly to link digital, industry and economic value.’