Alpha Digital Networks PLC has been celebrating International Women’s Day and believes that gender is no barrier when recruiting talented individuals into the tech industry. This has played a big part in the rapid growth of the Darwen based AV company, which has recently attracted business wins from Blackburn Rovers and The Jockey Club.
The firm, which manufactures, installs and maintains audio-visual and digital signage solutions across a wide range of corporate and commercial sectors, has a 50/50 gender split to its workforce, which includes employing women in operations, sales, accountancy and marketing roles.
Based at Arkwright Court, the firm was established in 2009 and operates in a traditionally male-dominated sector, providing cutting-edge interactive AV signage systems to engage customers and drive sales.
Speaking of Alpha Digital’s approach to equality, Joe Makepeace, general manager, says: “We pride ourselves on employing the best people for the job, regardless of their gender. In the past, women often had to outperform their male colleagues to be seen as equal, but these days the barriers to equality are coming down.
“This is a great company to work for and we’re benefiting from the fact that more women are becoming interested in tech and engineering careers. The AV industry is an exciting place to work, with constantly evolving interactive and digital technology that feeds into every aspect of our daily lives.”1