Josh Bolland

CEO & BIMA Chair, Manchester, J B Cole | Digital Product Studio

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Josh Cole Bolland is Chair of the BIMA Manchester Council. He is a self-professed UX geek, technology addict and young digital business owner in Manchester.

Since 2008, Josh and his brother Ollie have grown their company, J B Cole UK, from a small photo studio in North West London to a thriving digital technology business with dedicated teams across Hertfordshire and Manchester. Past and present clients include; ITV, TfL, Body Shop, The NHS, Nokia, several SMEs and various London Guilds.

At only 28, Josh is also co-founder of Hertfordshire’s leading digital event ‘Digi-Cluster’ and was recognised in the BIMA100 2016 & 2017 for his contribution to the digital industry.

Alongside this, Josh mentors young business owners, organises and hosts industry networking events, runs digital startup workshops and delivers talks to industry professionals as well as apprentices, students and interns across the UK.

Looking ahead, Josh aspires to become a respected thought-leader in the digital industry and most importantly, a brilliant dad to his young children Georgie and Louie.