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About Us


Our vision is simple: By working together we can make Manchester and the North West an even better place for digital business.


Much like the local emblem, the technology and digital industries in Manchester are buzzing. We are proud to be the independent trade organisation representing and supporting this vibrant community. 

Manchester Digital was created back in 2001 by a collection of companies who thought that this 'digital thing' might just be important! Our mission hasn't changed, we still believe that this region is the best place in the UK to run a digital or tech business and we work hard to keep it that way.

We’re a not-for-profit organisation, run day to day by the Manchester Digital team and our board (meet everyone). Our work is made possible by our members who directly support the growth and development of the industry through their Manchester Digital subscriptions. Our membership encompasses the entire digital eco-system from freelancers and start-ups through to global corporates.

As well as knowing that your membership subscription is enabling us to carry out projects and initiatives that make a difference to the region, members also benefit from opportunities to build their careers and businesses, while staying ahead of the latest industry trends.

Manchester Digital members at the 2017 summer barbecue



We obviously believe the benefits that come with Manchester Digital membership are fantastic. However, it's about so much more than what you can get from it. By joining us, you are supporting the crucial work we are doing to drive forward the Manchester tech scene. 

Find out more about the incredible relationship between Manchester Digital and it's corporate membership here.

Membership subscription starts from just £40 a year for individuals and startups younger than a year (free for students) and £90 for small businesses. All members agree to a code of practice. Members govern the association, which is chaired by Alison Ross of Auto Trader, with support from seven directors appointed by the membership. Katie Gallagher is the managing director who runs the Manchester Digital team. 

Join the Manchester Digital community now. By working together, we can make Manchester and the north-west an even better place for digital businesses and workers.