Amul Batra, Chief Operating Officer, Northcoders
Before Northcoders, Amul spent 20 years in the music industry, running a record label and managing a number of successful bands. He left music to set up a tech startup and a chance meeting with Northcoders CEO ended up with him learning to code himself on Northcoders' first ever cohort. There, he saw first-hand how valuable a skill coding was becoming whilst at the same time fell in love with the values and ambition of Northcoders: diversity, community, excellence and helping to change lives through securing rewarding, fulfilling careers in tech.
He became an early investor in Northcoders and a key member of the leadership team. Northcoders has now graduated over 1000 new software developers in the last 6 years and has helped guide 94% of them into their first roles at over 320 businesses across the country. Northcoders has gone on to win many awards including Business Of The Year at the Chamber Business Awards in 2018, Digital & Tech Company Of The Year 2019 at the City Of Manchester Downtown In Business Awards and Rapid Growth Award at the Prolific North Tech Awards 2021. Northcoders Group PLC listed on the AIM market in July 2021.
He is also a member of InnovaterHer's Advisory Board and works with them on the continued shared mission towards making the tech industry more diverse and inclusive.
He also regularly speaks at events on the subjects of diversity, inclusion and the talent pipeline.