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In this episode we get to speak with Interaction Designer at Co-op Digital and co-founder of ManchestersFinest.com, Matthew Tyas. We talk about the value of co-op businesses and the story of Co-operative Group Limited, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of members. The narrative of its latest growth is how it’s gone from a design team of three to a digital team of over 200 in just over a year.
We also discuss the origin of Manchester’s Finest and how Matthew and his friend saw a unique opportunity to service Manchester businesses with an authentic voice.
Then we get into Matthew’s passion for music via Heavy Crates, a UK based record label born from a crew of long time crate diggers, producers, Dj’s and graffiti artists promoting some of the finest new underground Hip Hop from across the world.
I’m an interaction designer and front-end developer from Manchester UK. This means I spend my time sketching and building prototypes to validate user needs, service and journey mapping and building sweet, sweet front-end. Read more https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-tyas-74b24717/
- Guest: Matthew Tyas
- Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DdYsZa0aPjc
- Website: http://matthewtyas.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/matttyas
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-tyas-74b24717/
- Co-operative Group Limited: https://www.coop.co.uk/
- Co-operative Group Limited design manual: https://coop-design-manual.herokuapp.com
- Co-founder of Manchester’s Finest: http://www.manchestersfinest.com
- Producer: http://heavycrates.com
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