Key membership benefits for freelancers:

Our freelance members are able to draw on the collective resources from across the industry, as well as share experiences, challenges and solutions with peers, and find new business opportunities.

Becoming a member gives you:

  • Access to our investor network, which connects startups with quality UK technology investors
  • Access to £3,825 in AWS Promotional Credit, valid for 1 year
  • Access to free legal templates put together by Lex Leyton
  • Professional development and upskilling through our packed events programme that includes dedicated startup events such as Startup Stories.
  • Get more involved with Manchester’s tech and digital scene by attending, speaking at, or even sponsoring our events
  • Share your news across our social media networks, newsletter, podcast, or blog
  • University connections – We can connect you with all the relevant course leaders, lecturers and heads of department that will help you source the entry-level talent you need for your business
  • Industry Insights – Priority access to resources like our Skills Audit
  • Raise your profile as an employer via speaking and exhibitor opportunities
  • Lobbying – Ability to directly influence regional and national policy.

Being a member helps make Manchester better for everyone

As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to support and be involved in activities such as:

  • The Manchester Digital Forums - small, specialist interest groups that focus on areas of our industry that most require change or action.
  • Software Developer Apprenticeship – our industry-led, unique apprentice scheme is providing employers with regular access to talented young developers
  • Digital Futures  – where we harness the power of our industry to help educators deliver a curriculum that is effective and relevant and deliver experience days for students to show them what opportunities are available in the industry. We also upskill teachers and career's advisors with regular quarterly workshops and bespoke careers insight sessions
  • Digital Her - our programme of targeted initiatives and opportunities focused on encouraging and enabling more young girls to consider careers in digital and technology, drawing on real female role models within our membership to help diversify the talent pipeline and empower the next generation
  • Digital Skills Festival – our five-day event brings together those interested in a digital career with education providers and digital and tech businesses

Freelancer

Sole trader
£60 annually