Building “Sheffield Digital”
Back in 2015, I started working with colleagues in the city to set up Sheffield Digital – the association for the people and businesses of Sheffield’s digital industries. Nearly three years on, I’m proud to say that the organisation is thriving and is recognised as the “go-to” place for all things digital in the city.
The story behind Sheffield Digital is that, over and over again, we were hearing things like:
- “It’s really hard to find out what’s going on, who’s doing what, where to find help/resources/collaborators.”
- “There are so many exciting things going on and businesses doing amazing things, but no one knows about them.”
- “The people making policy and promoting our city don’t understand our industry and the contribution we can make.”
So we decided it was time we made something happen for ourselves – and the result is Sheffield Digital.
Our aim is “to help create a great environment for setting up, working in and growing digital businesses in Sheffield and the surrounding region”.
Connects – bringing together the people and businesses that are Sheffield’s digital industries, to foster collaboration and learning and to have fun.
Promotes – providing a single, powerful voice for the digital community in order to influence policy makers and educators.
Represents – shouting about our digital businesses and their capabilities locally, nationally and internationally.
I spend about a third of my time working on this, so you can keep up to date with developments on the Sheffield Digital website. But I still work with clients through TigerNash, so please do get in touch if there’s something I can help with.