Mando-Connect are delighted to announce two new starters are joining the team. James Davies joined us on July 1st as a Senior Partnerships Manager. We also have Katy Yates joining as Project Manager on the July 10th. 



He has spent the last 5 years helping Simply Cook grow from less than a hundred users to over seventy thousand, through acquisition and retention brand partnerships. He’s passionate about creating innovative collaborations that deliver real value with measurable results.

James has previous experience of working with Mando-Connect on the partner side, helping to deliver a successful loyalty reward for TK Maxx and Homesense. He’s looking forward to joining the team and continuing to expand the Connect Partner Bank with both established companies and new challenger brands.

Outside of work James enjoys adventure travel and being outdoors. Recent holidays include: mountain climbing in the Swiss Alps; cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats; and snowshoeing in the national parks of Finland. Closer to home, James’ favourite pastimes include cooking and cheering on the Welsh rugby team (despite lacking the appropriate accent).



Katy is our Project Manager, after working in the Media Industry for the past seven years she has worked with a broad range of Clients from BBC, ITV, Sky, ITN, CNN, the NFL, HSBC, Hitachi, Waitrose and Jaguar. She thoroughly enjoys variety, being super organised, keeping a project on track from start to finish – and in budget! She uses her communication skills and endless enthusiasm to get the job done.

When she’s not in the office, Katy enjoys meeting up with family, having a chat, drinking spiced rum in beer gardens & doing ‘Park Runs’ every Saturday. She is currently training for the Great North Run in Newcastle. Originally from the Lake District, Katy loves visiting for long weekends, and is partial to Kayaking on Lake Windermere – if it’s not raining!

Check out the rest of our team here.