Manchester Digital launches new initiatives

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by Simon Austin
Katie Gallagher

Manchester Digital, the independent trade organisation for Greater Manchester’s digital and tech businesses, has launched a suite of new initiatives to support the region’s businesses.

The organisation will launch fintech, cyber security, SAAS and AI initiatives before the end of the year. The new initiatives will be supported by the launch of a new website which has been designed in collaboration with Huddle Digital which has an improved directory system allowing members to search for businesses they want to work with and foster partnerships.

Managing Director Katie Gallagher said: “For the past two decades, Manchester Digital has supported progressive digital and technology businesses across the region.

“During that time, we’ve grown alongside the tech ecosystem, which is now becoming more multi-faceted with obvious specialisms popping up, particularly around fintech and cyber security. We’ve always had deep knowledge and expertise across the sector at a top level and now believe it is the right time to start honing in on the niches.

“Greater Manchester’s tech sector is thriving; you only need to look at investment into the region and the sheer volume of companies opening up offices here - from innovative start-ups to large corporates.  Manchester Digital’s own journey reflects the evolution of the sector and we’ll continue to be agile and evolve in line with it.

“As we enter our next phase of growth, we wanted to create a website that both cemented our position as the go-to organisation for progressive digital and technology businesses across Greater Manchester and streamlined the online experience for our members. The new site features a cleaner design and increased functionality, meaning that members can upload their news and events, connect with other members for collaboration, and share jobs easily.”

Manchester Digital represents more than 500 members and has three core aims: connecting the sector, representing the sector, and fostering talent and skills. Its team has grown from four to seven over the last 12 months as it continues to strengthen its offering.

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