Manchester Digital, the independent trade association for the North West’s digital sector, has named Rachel Thompson as its new events and marketing manager.

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Thompson joins from pro.manchester where she was events manager, having previously held roles at How-Do and Salford University.

Katie Gallagher, business development director at Manchester Digital, said: “Rachel is a fantastic new addition to our growing team. Increased demand has seen a steep increase in the number of events we are now producing and Rachel will play a pivotal role in growing and developing our events offering, ensuring we continue to nurture talent and lead the growth of digital in the North West.”

Thompson added: “Manchester Digital plays a crucial role in enhancing the fantastic digital talent we have in the North West and I am really looking forward to driving the events programme forward, championing the North West’s digital businesses and creating new opportunities for our region.”

Manchester Digital, originally founded in 2001, runs a number of events and initiatives to promote the region’s digital sector including the Employer Engagement Forum and the Skills Summit & Talent Day.