North Council

Helping the North lead the way in innovation and new technologies.

About the council

The North of England is one of the country’s growing & exciting areas for digital innovation and new technologies. The North Council helps BIMA members in the North West, North East, and Yorkshire lead the way by creating a community of agencies, brands, start-ups, game developers and more.

Together, we’re working to protect and develop the North’s digital ecosystem by growing BIMA’s local events programme. We’re partnering with local initiatives. And we’re helping BIMA members in the area be ‘good’ businesses and ambassadors for digital.

Council Co-Chair

Mike Octigan, Co-Founder at Gecko Agency Ltd

Mike is a co-founder of Gecko (An Umbraco Design & Build Agency).

Gecko was born way back in the halcyon days of when the media was “New”. There were only two browsers, one device, and corporate comms lived on a CD-ROM.

With over 23 years of experience in the ever-evolving digital agency landscape. He has been fortunate enough to work with some amazing clients. Ranging from start-ups to big brands, across 20 industries located in the UK, North America, France, Dubai, and Australia.

A Manchester United fan (actually from Manchester) and a graphic design geek. Today, Mike’s core focus is to continue to grow Gecko’s reputation as an agency you’ll want to stick with, through building long-term client relationships and delivering the results they care about the most.

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