Merry Christmas from Manchester Digital

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As most businesses are getting ready to enjoy a Christmas break and come back recharged and ready for 2020, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our members for contributing to what has been a fantastic year.

Your support has enabled us to continue to grow and develop the programmes and initiatives that are helping our industry to thrive.

In return for your support, we’ve been working hard to develop a healthy ecosystem and to increase the volume of talent in the region. 

This article highlights some of the things you asked for (such as a new website), and what we delivered on.

It’s been another extremely busy year for us and we’re looking forward to 2020 when we’ll be delivering even more.

Before the year draws to a close, we’d like to remind you of what your support has helped us to deliver by celebrating our most popular news pieces, events and resources before providing an update on our Talent and Skills programmes.

Top Five News Articles 

Responsible tech employers: the importance of supporting the local community

Startup Stories with Mojo Mortgages

Why are tech startups choosing Manchester

Senior Tech Talk with CDL

In The Spotlight with Slalom

Top Five Events

#TalentDay 2019

Agency Insights

Fintech Forum

Digital Her Roadshow Manchester

Member Conference

Top Five Resources

Digital Skills Audit

Co Working Spaces in Greater Manchester

Ultimate Guide to Coding in Greater Manchester

#MDTechCommunity Podcast

Digital Her Website

Talent and Skills Update

Digital Futures - This year we’ve seen 196 pledge businesses to support the talent pipeline by teaming up with one of the 100 schools that have asked for help in bringing the curriculum to life. We’re looking forward to delivering this programme in the coming twelve months.

Digital Her - The Digital Her Inspire and Empower Roadshow has visited each of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs and seen over 150 women sign up to become Digital Her Real Life Role Models. We’ve got ambitious plans for 2020 that we are looking forward to sharing at the Digital Her celebration event on January 22nd. 

Digital Future Stars Software Developer Apprenticeship - Our apprenticeship programme, now in its fourth cohort, has resulted in over 80 junior software developers entering Greater Manchester’s talent pool and landing great jobs in the process.

As the year comes to an end, we want to wish you all the best for 2020, and hope that we can count on your continued support in the year ahead.  

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If you would like to be a part of the forward-thinking businesses that are working together to develop and grow the ecosystem, as well as their own businesses, find out more about Manchester Digital membership, here.



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