Digital Optimisation Lead
The Co-operative Bank

Becky Franks heads up the Digital Optimisation team at The Co-operative Bank. The Bank is proud to be the only UK high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy and a purpose to make a positive difference to the lives of their customers and communities. Alongside her role as Optimisation Lead, Becky formed and leads the ‘Digital Bees’. The goal of the Bees is to build co-operative relationships across Manchester that break new ground. With the ambition to strengthen the Bank’s digital connections, host free meetups and events, while also supporting local communities. A big part of their work is to help address the skills and gender gap in Digital and IT careers, by supporting, mentoring and involving young people across the North West.

 

Why I am judging these awards

This is the second opportunity I have had to judge Digital awards and a great honour to be asked again. Digital teams work tirelessly to create and produce top quality Digital content and it is important they are recognised and best practice can be shared across the industry to continue to drive high standards. 

 

Judging panel

Amy Williams

Founder & CEO
Good-Loop

Sarah Haynes

Group Digital Marketing Manager
The Jockey Club

Julia Jones

CEO
FOUND IN MUSIC

Nick Farnhill

CEO
Publicis Poke

Damien Cullen

Senior Content Innovations Manager
The Football Association

Kelly Engstrom

Brand & Demand Generation Communications Director
EE

Jamie Jefferson

Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Equator

Tom McDonnell

CEO
Monterosa

Dan Maudhub

MD
Wonderful

Nik Entwistle

Founder
A_TK

Gregory Roekens

Chief Innovation Officer
MPC

Tom Westray

Creative Director
Virgin Galactic

Tamara Littleton

Founder & CEO
The Social Element

Sean Bailey

UK Marketing Director
National Express

Roger Evans

Independent
Consultant

Angela Pitsillides

National Head of Marketing and Communications
Crowe UK

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Charlotte Hillenbrand

Executive Director, Digital & Innovation
Comic Relief

Louise Jorden

Outgoing Creative Director
Wolff Olins

Simon Dixon

Co-Founder
DixonBaxi

Peter Dolukhanov

Founder & CEO
Decoded Consulting

Emma Newell

Senior Commercial Director, Sport & Entertainment
Getty Images

David Edmundson-Bird

Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing
Manchester Metropolitan University

Becky McOwen-Banks

Executive Creative Director
VaynerMedia

Gregg Stewart

Digital Media, Marketing & Technology Specialist
Neomorin

Becky Franks

Digital Optimisation Lead
The Co-operative Bank

Stuart Avery

Group CEO & Co-Founder
Great State

Visha Naul

Director of Agency Marketing, EMEA
Pinterest

Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

James Cross

Creative Director
BBC Creative

Daniella Messer

Marketing & Communications Manager
Co-op Power Division

Terry Willis

Director of Technology
Church of England

Adam Harris

Global Head, Twitch Brand Partnership Studio
Twitch

Elizabeth Tweedale

Chief Executive
Cypher Coders

Tove Okunniwa

Chief Executive
London Sport

Syd Nadim

Exec Chairman, Founder & Inventor
Colooder