Jam Coding’s Director told the tale of how his business came to acquire its unusual name.
Roger, who manages the children’s computer franchise, has revealed he named the business after his late uncle, Jim “Jam” Mason. An impressive figure, as well as a Lancashire businessman, politician and CBE-recipient, Jim had a highly eventful life, and inspired the name and ethos of Roger’s coding company.
“Uncle Jim was a big influence in my life at a time when I didn’t know what to do. He taught me about the world of business and investing in people.”
Sadly, Jim passed away in 2009, but not without leaving an incredible legacy. Roger listed some of his most notable milestones:
Jim left school at just 14 to work as a newspaper photographer, before joining the RAF and training as a pilot. Later, he flew a Lancaster in Bomber Command during World War II.
In 1939, Jim became an active member of the Labour Party. During his life, he served as Lancashire County Council’s Labour leader, as well as chairman of the North West Labour Party. Jim was also a member of the Young Socialists party, along with his wife Frances, and acted as Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire County Palatine.
In the early 1980s, Roger’s uncle co-founded Lancashire Enterprises, which was behind many major training, regeneration and employment projects, saving thousands of jobs in Lancashire.
Jim’s hard work didn’t go unnoticed and in 1999 he was awarded a CBE. Just one year later, he was also recognised as one of the North West’s Businessmen of the Millennium.
Roger is committed to walking in his uncle’s footsteps by giving back to the community. That’s why his franchise invests in young people and provides top-quality educational resources in digital skills.
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