Code Computerlove appoints people and culture lead

Manchester-based digital product and service firm Code Computerlove has appointed Hannah Pickford (pictured) as people and culture lead.

Pickford joins from social media marketing agency Social Chain, where she was happiness manager. She will focus on overseeing the firm’s overall employee experience, through onboarding, recruitment, benefits and events, and supporting learning and development.

Pickford said: “I’ve always admired Code, even when I was working as a recruiter several years ago. The high retention rate and culture shone through everything they did, so when there was an opportunity to join the team, it was not to be missed. It’s been fantastic to get stuck in at the new campus and look at our people experience across the different stages and delve into how we can promote Code’s unique culture. I really want people to walk in and love their job, carrying that feeling of excitement through their time with us.”

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Gemma Handley, managing director at Code Computerlove, added: “Our culture has always been a priority for us, and we strive to create a supportive, inclusive, and fun work environment so we can attract and retain the very best talent. We have big ambitions for Code over the next few years and believe that happy, engaged Computerlovers ultimately leads to delivering brilliant things for both us and our client partners.

“Hannah’s already made a big impact by suggesting ways we can enhance our culture and her experience in making people happy and motivated is going to be so valuable. We’ve recently moved into our new home at WPP Campus which is an amazing social space, and we look forward to spending more time together as a team, with Hannah at the helm of our events.”