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What’s coming up at Manchester Digital at a glance | October 2023

New Updates | October 2023

Manchester Digital is Greater Manchester's biggest community of digital and tech businesses, attracting all those with an appetite to see the region's ecosystem flourish.

You can find out what opportunities there are in the community below:

Below you'll find: 

  • Ways to meet other members
  • Ways you can share your insights with the community
  • How to get the most out of your hiring process.
  • Everything else that's going on!

Looking to meet other members?

Startup Activator event 

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 Manchester Technology Centre

Join us for the inaugural launch of our Startup Review and understand what the last couple of turbulent years have meant for our startup businesses. 

Despite a challenging environment for starting and growing a business we have seen some real success stories and the region has an ever expanding range of assets that can help businesses to grow. 

This event will highlight some of the organisations doing great things to help startups, look at where there are gaps and come up with a plan to fill them! 

Manchester Digital will also be launching their new Startup Activator.

Book here. 

MD Tech Leader Talks  

Thu, 9 Nov 2023 17:00 - 19:00 GMT - Manchester Technology Centre

For our next event, we'll be joined by Richard Corbridge, Chief Digital Information Officer at DWP Digital.

This event will be in the format of a networking event with complimentary drinks and canapés for attendees followed by a Q&A session with Richard, led by Manchester Digital board member Rachel Tsang, Deputy Director, Digital Identity at Government Digital Service.

Book now

Digital Skills Festival Conference  

Save the date! 05/02/2024.

More information coming soon

The Digital Skills Festival will be launched in person with our Conference Day, bringing together industry speakers and will also see the launch of the annual Digital Skills Audit results. 

Learn more

October Events Roundup

Here is the latest roundup of events, posted by members on the Manchester Digital events calendar.

October is looking to be a busy month of events. Below you'll find in-person events, online events and events that are out of town.

If you have are hosting an event and you want to include it in this list, please get in touch:

Find more events

Looking to share your expertise with the community?

Can you support Startups and partner with us? 

The Startup Activator will give businesses an unbiased and unvarnished view of the landscape and an introduction to all the programmes, investment and support that is on offer across the Greater Manchester region.

We are looking for partners who we can signpost Startups to as a go-to resource for  Founders who are looking to reduce their chances of failing. Our goal is to make positive and worthwhile introductions. 

Partners will help us to shape content we’ll be producing that should be the staple of the resource for the next few years, so you’ll get lots of brand exposure and have the opportunity be able to build up trust across the community. We’ll also be looking for speakers and help with workshops.

Partner with us

Can you be a part of leading conversations shaping the future of skills and talent in the region?

Conference Day 2023. 

The Digital Skills Festival Conference coming up in February is where we announce results from the skills audit to a room of tech employers, policy makers, government and others all attending to inform their recruitment strategy.

We'll be identifying new or emerging trends as well as key issues that the industry faces and skill sets and job roles of growing importance.

If you're interested in a conversation about sponsorship of the event, get in touch. It will be a great opportunity to expose a lot of those in attendance to your expertise, whilst also having an input into the discussions on the day.

You can contact us directly:

Learn more

MD Voices

Are you at the forefront of trends and insight that members will find useful?Are you doing a campaign at the moment that you feel is interesting to others or have you recently solved a problem that you think other people might find insightful? 

We can work on tailored content together. 

We're looking to curate more content that gives members an opportunity to share their voice. 

Contact for more details. 

Are you hiring?

Let us know. We can... 

  • Provide feature ads for your jobs at no extra cost. 
  • Help provide content to help with your employer branding. 
  • Got lots of jobs and want to remove the Admin? We have an API! 

Talent Day Stands 

If your business would be interested in exhibiting at Talent Day, the largest tech careers fair in the North, and get your business in front of up to 1,800 students, graduates, career changers and jobseekers who are all considering a career in tech, then speak to us today.

Please call 0161 238 8642, email or enquire via the link below. 


Apprenticeship Day

Manchester Digital’s Digital Skills Festival and National Apprenticeship Week come together to celebrate and elevate the amazing opportunities and benefits digital apprenticeships provide. 

On Discover Digital Apprenticeships Day we’ll put apprenticeships in the spotlight.

The morning is for aspiring apprentices, or anyone interested in finding out about their options with apprenticeships.

The afternoon is for businesses interested in starting their apprenticeships journey.

Learn more

What else is going on?

We can now support your international growth.

We’re excited to announce that we can help support members make the most of the global opportunities available to them. If you’re looking at international growth, market expansion, cost savings, regulatory compliance, or generally interested in overseas markets, then let me know. 

This is enabled by an affiliation partnership with Santander’s Navigator platform and as Manchester Digital members, you will get free access to the ‘Prepare’ subscription package on Santander Navigator, a saving of £1,800 on the standard cost for this level of subscription.

Learn more

Visiting London soon?

As a member, you can now gain access to discounted membership at The Home Grown Club for those visiting London - Access their exclusive member only events, Community, Facilities inc 35 bedrooms, meeting rooms, lounge, bar, terrace, event space and more.

Perfect for when visiting large conferences like the London Tech week and needing a space to check in with work.


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