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Tech Returners goes for growth with two new appointments and three new roles created

Manchester-based Tech Returners has added to its team, expanding its presence across the UK with the appointment of a Head of Marketing and Operations and a Tech Coach/Software Engineer for its rapidly growing team, and has created further roles in Marketing, Talent and Careers and Software Engineering across the business.  

 The organisation, which was set up in 2017 by Beckie Taylor and James Heggs, has appointed Derby-based Sarah Little to lead marketing and business operations, whilst award-winning software engineer London based Kim Diep will develop in-house tech platforms as well as deliver technical coaching for career returners looking to get back to roles in technology.  

 Since its inception the organisation has placed 79 returners back into careers in technology. With 64 of those women, through it’s ‘Your Return To Tech’ programme working with businesses including AutoTrader, ANS, Lloyds Banking Group, Booking.com., ao, Infinity Works, Northern Power Women, and Padoq, whilst a move into London during 2020 saw a link up with Eigen Technologies, OpenCredo, IDBS, BJSS, Blackrock, Coeo, Vodafone and Zuhlke. Future cohorts of the programme will be sponsored by businesses including The Telegraph Media Group and Nandos.  

Head of Marketing & Operations Sarah Little joins from Worcester based Liaison Group which inspires and achieves savings for the health economy through its Workplace, Financial and Care Business, whilst Tech Coach and Software Developer, Kim Diep joins from national firm The Trainline.com; she has also been a Fellowship Program Mentor and Python Coding instructor at Code First Girls and a board member at Girls In Tech London.  

Tech Returners, CEO Beckie Taylor said  

We are so excited to welcome Sarah and Kim to the team, as we expand into other areas of the UK. We have always been incredibly ambitious in terms of our plans to scare and provide more opportunities to empower careers in technology and to support these growth plans we have made key appointments and created new roles which will allow us to put in place the right framework to deliver more programmes and initiatives and create more life-changing journeys back into technology.