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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 Manchester technology and digital world is buzzing. We are proud to be the independent trade organisation representing such a vibrant community. 

After all, Manchester Digital was created back in 2001 by this very industry that we continue to champion today.

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. These include companies, organisations, freelancers and individuals working in digital in Manchester, who directly support the growth and development of the industry through their Manchester Digital subscriptions.

And if good karma isn’t enough of a reward, 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 are passionate about using our extensive specialist knowledge of the industry and the region to help digital people and businesses. 

Start-ups, freelancers and small businesses


Relocation to the North West

Digital transformation

If you want to bring innovative digital thinking into your business, we can help. We can also organise innovation days and introduce you to a range of companies who could support and transform aspects of your business. Contact Helen to discuss what we can do for you. 

Conferences, hackathons and event services

We can provide organisations with a range of conference/events logistics and planning support. We also have lots of experience running corporate hack days to help find solutions to a particular problems. Speak to Helen if you are interested in working with us on this. 


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. 

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.



Contact us

Manchester Digital is here to help. If you want advice, support or to share ideas, please get in touch!

Phone: 0161 238 8642

Office: 3.08, Neo, Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4ET

General enquiries           


Talent and Skills

Emma Grant 

[email protected]

Events Manager

Helen Kirkland 

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Membership and Marketing Manager

Rosie Hynes


Development Coach


Jade Corcoran


Managing Director


Katie Gallagher 

[email protected]