Sandy Lindsay MBE, Founder and Chair


In 2015, Sandy was given an MBE for services to business and young people and in the same year was named North West Director of the Year (SME) and was Highly Commended in the same category, nationally, by the IoD.

She is the founder and chair of Tangerine, one of the UK’s leading communications consultancies that employs over sixty people, working with some of the world’s leading brands, including Pizza Hut, M&S Bank, Jewson and Ideal Standard.

In 2017, when Tangerine turned 15, fulfilling a promise she made when she launched the business, Sandy announced Tangerine had become an Employee Owned Partnership with 64% of its shares now owned by its Partners (Tangerine employees).

Sandy is passionate about creating quality career opportunities for young people and has launched and grown myriad job creation programmes over the last decade. Her latest – The award-winning Juice Academy social media / digital marketing apprenticeship – has created more than 250 roles in leading businesses across the North West.

She also chairs skills groups for the North West Institute of Directors and the North West Business Leadership Team, is a national Ambassador for Apprenticeships and a member of the North West Business Leadership Council of Teach First. She is also Vice-Chair of Forever Manchester and a Non-exec Director of Northcoders.

Sandy speaks confidently about:

Skills shortages

Digital skills


Crisis comms for brands

Employee Ownership

Journalists can contact Sandy directly on 07801 046298 or email:

@SandyLindsay / /