Sponsors helped us to add delight and enjoy the chance to engage directly with our participants.

Valtech, Service Design in Government sponsors


Valtech is a global digital agency. We work in an Agile way to understand and solve the business and technological complexities faced by organisations of all shapes and sizes.

Founded in Paris in 1993, Valtech employs over 2250 skilled people in over 30 offices across the globe with London being the global HQ. In the UK we specialise in three key business areas - design, development and data. We believe that these three areas are critical to business success and one cannot succeed without the other.


Co-Op Digital, UX in the City: Manchester Partner

Co-Op Digital

173 years ago the Co-op’s founders realised that when people work together, they’re stronger. We’ve always been pioneers. And now we’re using digital to create better ways of doing business for communities across the UK. Co-op Digital is building a team to develop new digital services and platforms, all with the values of co-operation at their heart. We start with user needs, we’re agile and we’re open.

Follow us on Twitter CoopDigital or find out more at digital.blogs.coop.

ECOM Recruitment, UX in the City: Manchester Partner

ECOM Recruitment

ECOM are the UK’s leading Digital Recruitment specialist. Established in 1999, we have only recruited for the digital marketplace, so can truly call ourselves specialists. As pioneers, our depth of experience and expertise in all things digital is unique. We have evolved in line with the digital industry and now have over 75 specialist consultants based in London, Manchester and New York with teams covering the full spectrum digital disciplines: UX, Creative, Technology, Project Management, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Content, Strategy, Web Analytics and Client Services - for both permanent & contract / freelance positions.

In September 2015, Mint North, part of InterQuest Group, were rebranded as ECOM, with a view to servicing digital clients based outside of our London stronghold. Combining forces with our existing team in Manchester we now have 20 specialist digital consultants, including an international team, covering digital positions across the rest of the UK, Northwest Europe and North America.


Rapid7, UX in the City: Manchester Partner


With Rapid7, technology professionals gain the clarity, command, and confidence to safely drive innovation and protect against risk. We make it simple to collect operational data across systems, eliminating blind spots and unlocking the information required to securely develop, operate, and manage today’s sophisticated applications and services. Our analytics and science transform your data into key insights so you can quickly predict, deter, detect, and remediate attacks and obstacles to productivity. Armed with Rapid7, technology professionals finally gain the insights needed to safely move their business forward. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 5,800 organizations across over 110 countries, including 37% of the Fortune 1000.


Rosenfeld Media, UX in the City: Manchester Partner

Rosenfeld Media

Rosenfeld Media provides deep user experience design expertise in the formats you need: 25 books, over 50 workshops, and consulting from dozens of the field's top experts.


User and Community Groups

Ladies that UX: Manchester

Fancy meeting other women for a good old natter about UX and life in general? Then Ladies that UX is for you. Not got UX in your job title? No problem. If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us.

Ladies that UX is a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, who positively promote and teach each other.


Human Centered Design: Manchester

HCD Manchester meetup is part of the HCD Product foundry, a community driven, product think tank who champion the use of Human Centered Design methods across the product development lifecycle. The monthly meetups offer members the chance to take part in a workshop that teaches a skill, method or tool to help us be more Human-centric. They are socialable events where you can meet and learn from each other with a beer and sometimes pizza. Our aim is to build a community of multi-disciplined Designers, Developers, UX Professionals, Business Owners, Product Owners and Startup Entrepreneurs that believe in tackling challenges with a Human-Centered approach.


Real UX Manchester

RealUX meetups explore the UX process behind apps and websites developed by Manchester-based companies discussing both what worked and what haven’t during the design and implementation process.



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