Vickie Allen has joined Brandex after spending the last three years with Norwich-based Liftshare.
After leaving Wymondham College, Vickie started her career with Aviva as a trainee Oracle developer before joining Liftshare in 2013.
Outside her day-to-day work Vickie organises SyncDevelopHER, a group which wants to explore the gender divide in the IT industry.
In 2015 she founded the DevelopHER Awards, now an annual awards ceremony which recognises women who work in the technology sector in East Anglia. In 2015 the awards evening in Norwich attracted more than 150 attendees, having had over 130 nominations across 11 categories. This year the awards are being held in Ipswich on the 30 November.
As part of SyncDevelopHER, Vickie has also set up DevelopHER Code Club which is running Saturday morning sessions to provide a safe environment for students, between 12 and 18, to meet up and code.
Vickie is also a member of and regularly attends Norfolk Developers and SyncNorwich and since 2013 has also helped to organise Norfolk’s annual development conference - NorDevCon - each year.
Outside work Vickie is ‘practically fluent in Spanish.’ “I absolutely love speaking Spanish, the Spanish culture and Spain itself,” said Vickie.
She added: “I’m very excited to start the next step of my career at Brandex, and look forward to working with the team and gaining loads of new experience as well as bringing some new ideas with me – and of course – lots of cat pictures. ”
Chris Donaldson, Brandex creative and digital director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vickie to the team. We are confident she will be a great addition to our team as we continue to provide our clients with more and more digital work.”