Prolific North is committed to keeping our readers updated on the myriad ways COVID-19 is affecting the creative, marketing, media and tech sectors in the region and beyond. We'll be providing the most up-to-date information on our liveblog as well as expert insights into how companies are weathering this situation, which is affecting everyone's lives.

Read on to get the latest coronavirus news, as well as exploring the development opportunities and events available remotely for professionals across the region.

The Technology Enhanced Living (TEL) service has enabled the council to monitor COVID patients.

V-Health Passport

The V-Health Passport is a COVID test and vaccination platform.

With government COVID restrictions easing, different businesses across the country are reacting with mixed feelings.

Ventur campaign

The campaign is designed to celebrate being ‘Free Again’ as COVID restrictions ease.


The animation studio has turned to a new solution to allow props for its latest Shaun the Sheep production to be sterilised faster.

Sinead Rocks

Channel 4 celebrates the first anniversary of its new Leeds HQ this week and Sinead Rocks admits, with some understatement, that “it’s been a year of challenges”.


Indian tech firm WOWSOME XR has been awarded a grant from the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to develop a platform to help the night-time and cultural economy in Manchester.

Pixel Kicks

Manchester digital agency Pixel Kicks has been appointed as the digital partner of Altrincham FC.

A new Smart City project has been launched today, to find ground-breaking technology solutions to positively improve the quality of life for people and businesses post-pandemic.

Jim Mullen

Reach PLC, owner of the Manchester Evening News and Liverpool Echo, has said it is performing “materially ahead of market expectations” after reporting a 57% drop in pre-tax profit to £25.2m for the six months to June 28th.


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