Phoenix supports diverse tech talent in the north

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion in the North West of England continues as we drive opportunities for our northern customers and the region’s diverse range of talent through a partnership with HOST.

As Microsoft UK Partner of the Year 2021, we are focusing on new ways to continue our commitment to diversity and inclusion – not only within our company and the technology industry, but also within the communities in which we serve. Serving customers in the North West of England over three decades, our aim is to drive regeneration in the north and nurture the future of the industry by partnering with HOST, one of the North West’s most established innovation hubs.

Samantha Mudd, Managing Director at Phoenix comments on the partnership, “We are proud to be a northern headquartered business and our partnership with HOST provides us with access to a diverse, inclusive, and innovative community at the heart of MediaCity.

“As a fast-growing business, we understand what is needed for business growth and the challenges that come with that. We realise that to truly create a diverse and inclusive tech industry; we must ensure that we actively seek out diverse talent by connecting with communities that may not have considered a career in tech and showcasing the opportunities available to them. Being a part of an entrepreneurial culture that serves its community with integrity and passion, and supports skills and growth is vital to this.”

We already work closely with Salford City Council and its other customers within the Greater Manchester region, and our partnership with HOST will only strengthen this. With the means to facilitate networking and drive opportunity – both in career development and progression – we strive to support nearby Salford University and the region’s wider talent pool by offering career guidance and opportunities for graduates, young people, and those with foundation skills in IT and tech.

Mo Isap, CEO of IN4 Group and operator of HOST comments, “We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix – a major Microsoft partner and leading technology business – to our innovation community at HOST, where they will have exclusive access to our networks, growth programmes, and Skills City bootcamps.

“This collaboration will further support our unique ecosystem, enabling us to nurture new innovation, support entrepreneurs and start-ups to scale, and provide local talent with fair access to digital skills training, creating the most highly skilled and diverse talent pipeline in the UK.”

Samantha Mudd concludes, “The north is a hub of activity and creativity with Salford and its community at the forefront. We fully expect this journey to be about people and innovation and we can’t wait to be involved.”

Interested in joining #TeamPhoenix? Check out our current vacancies or contact us for more information.

Ben Murden
Ben Murden

Ben has over two decades in the IT industry, delivering both online and offline campaigns across all platforms to meet business goals and objectives. Joining Phoenix in 1999 as a graphic designer, Ben has evolved over the years into a fully-rounded marketing professional, before being promoted to Phoenix Marketing Manager early in 2018, reporting directly to the MD. With his background in creative design, Ben takes projects from inception to execution and can identify the correct strategy based on the subject, audience, and goals – while increasing the brand profile and revenue. His passion for digital marketing is evident in everything he does, and both vendors and strategic partners often comment on his incredibly positive attitude to ‘make things happen’.

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