Hello to Claire Braithwaite

I’m thrilled that Claire Braithwaite has joined the digital team this week as partnerships & ventures consultant.

Picture of Claire Braithwaite

Digital is integral to the way we do business and we’ve translated our digital approach into four key elements; products, platforms, members and ventures. Opening up to the digital economy, especially in the North, is key to delivering on this.

Who better to support us in doing this than Claire. Along with being the founder of an award winning online retail platform and work in the tech for good and impact investment space, Claire has been instrumental in driving attention and investment in the digital economy in the North for some time, with roles as tech advisor to the Manchester Growth Company and as the first head of Tech North.

We’ve begun to create shared spaces for digital collaboration and product delivery with our partner NOMA in Manchester city centre. Claire will be working alongside Emer Coleman and Ian Dunnett developing our relationships with civic technology partners, businesses and organisations, helping us to create a truly co-operative digital hub in Manchester.

Welcome Claire.

Mike Bracken
Chief Digital Officer

5 thoughts on “Hello to Claire Braithwaite

  1. Paul Lancaster September 29, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    Congratulations to Claire and well done Mike for adding her to your team.

    Having previously worked under Claire in the founding team at Tech North (part of Tech City UK), I can honestly say she is the most inspiring and supportive leader I’ve had the fortune of working with.

    With a genuinely deep social conscience and knowledge of ‘tech for good’, this is a perfect fit.


  2. Manoj Ranaweera October 5, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Congratulations @Claire. Good to discover Co-Op Digital. Interesting to see the Board expertise on AI and big data.

    Are there opportunities for young companies such as http://unified.vu to help a big corporation like Co-op make sense of data and functionality in multiple silos?


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