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

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Simon Dixon


David Edmundson-Bird

Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing
Manchester Metropolitan University

Becky Franks

Digital Optimisation Lead
The Co-operative Bank