The Board consists of up to 12 unpaid Directors, up to 8 business people elected by the membership, and up to 4 co-opted to represent the major partners in the network currently The University of Bradford, Bradford College and Shipley College.
The Directors are responsible, as with any limited company, for ensuring that the company is efficiently run. In bmedia’s case they are accountable for its financial guardianship and the benefits the network will bring to its members and the region in creating jobs and wealth.
Ros Beattie is Director of Bradford based Company Solutions Limited which offers administration, finance and corporate governance advice to businesses (particularly companies in the area of new technology).
Andrew is the business Development Manager for the School of Informatics at the University of Bradford. His role is to work at the interface between the University and its business clients by promoting and facilitating the delivery of knowledge transfer activities. Prior to working in his current role he spent many years working in the manufacturing industry and holds an MBA from the University of Huddersfield.
Phil McLear abandoned an early teaching career for the technical management side of education. In 1999, he was one of the original staff which set up the Minerva Centre, the business arm of Dixons CTC. In 2000 he set up ECSC with Ian Mann to provide businesses with IT security. In 2005 he is both a director of ECSC and manages the City Learning Centre at Challenge College.
Development Manager producing and developing database and web-related work for clients, Dimension Business Solutions Ltd. Currently developing applications using handheld computers Educated University of Manchester, has a BSc (Joint Honours) Computer Science and Accounting. Supports bmedia because he fully supports Bradford.
Marketing & PR Professional
Represents the Colleges of Bradford, Shipley & Keighley. Hashim is also the Innovation Manager at Bradford College
Film & DVD Production
Represents Shipley College. Nav is also the Principal of Shipley College.