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Sheila Flavell CBE President techUK

Sheila Flavell CBE is the newly appointed President of techUK, the UK’s digital technology trade association. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of the highly acclaimed international IT Services firm FDM Group. FDM has offices and a presence across five continents and currently has more than 500 employees working for them in Scotland. The company has grown over 31 years from an attic start up to a FTSE 250 company with an approximate £1.5 billion market cap. Along with her business partners, they listed on AIM London Stock Exchange in 2005, bought the business back, with the support of Private Equity in 2009, then listed again on the main London Stock Exchange in 2014. Flavell, well known as a champion for diversity, equality and inclusivity, is also a member of the UK Government’s newly formed Digital Skills Council. She received a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from Scotland Women in Tech in 2017 and was awarded a CBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for services to Gender equality in IT and graduate and returners employment.