15-16 March 2018

thestudio, Manchester


Sponsors help us to add delight and enjoy the chance to engage directly with our participants. Keep reading to find out about the benefits of sponsorship or about partnering with us in 2018.

Hippo Digital, UX in the City: Manchester sponsor

Hippo Digital

Hippo Digital is a cutting edge design consultancy based in the thriving Northern city of Leeds.

Since our inception we have quickly established ourselves as a leading supplier of digital leaders, service design teams and delivery expertise in support of large scale digital transformation programmes to public and private sector organisations looking to truly embrace digital services to innovate and evolve.

We aspire to add value and leave a lasting benefit within those institutes. Our philosophy is to ensure the user is at the core of everything we do, research, design and deliver. Collaborating with us means embracing a digital first strategy with people first design which will truly create lasting change and positive impact.

Our team are a diverse and experienced mix of question askers, problem solvers, research loving, inquisitive minded, reliable, committed people who bring their own individual skills to the forefront of every project we are engaged on.

Drawing on their wealth of knowledge, skills and ideas they can quickly immerse themselves into a situation to recognise the points that are restricting successful delivery of digital services and facilitate the means to solve them.

Making a real difference with the work we do means we are able to continuously attract a wealth of service design talent into our consultancy of people with the same aligned values and ethos.

Ecom Recruitment, UX in the City: Manchester sponsor

Ecom Recruitment

Established in a garage in Camden (London) in 1999, we were the first pure play digital recruiter in the UK and we’ve come a long way.

Our people recruit across the full digital lifecycle, we’re large enough to service a global PLC but small enough to be agile and deliver to start-ups.

The network of our 70 consultants extends across the UK, New York, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, the people we engage with are those that you want to work with.

We operate a specialist model of recruitment where each consultant goes to conferences, meetups and training for type of people they recruit. This means that our consultants are experts in their community and know how to question and accurately match the right person with a great employer in that space.

In all of our offices you’ll find an Anthony Burrill print “work hard and be nice to people”. They’re words we live by. It’s what we do...

Drawing on their wealth of knowledge, skills and ideas they can quickly immerse themselves into a situation to recognise the points that are restricting successful delivery of digital services and facilitate the means to solve them.

We look forward to meeting you. Come say hello@ecomrecruitment.com

Rapid7, UX in the City: Manchester sponsor


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.


Avecto, UX in the City: Manchester sponsor

User Groups

Digital North, supporters of UX in the City: Manchester

Digital North

Digital wizards of the North assemble!

This is a group for anyone in the digital space, whether you're a CEO of a ftse 10, a freelance UX Developer, the Technical Director of the hottest new start-up, a SEO Executive, a tech student or or .... well, I think you get the idea! We want to create a space where the Northern Digital Powerhouse can recharge; where people from the digital and tech community can come to listen, learn, explore and connect.

We bring people together for talks and presentations from digital superstars at the top of their game, as well as holding open forums to hear the wider community's thoughts. Our main areas of interest include Creative & UX, Technology, Project Management/Product Ownership, Search & Marketing, Tech for Good, Mobile and Big Data.

We travel about too! So watch out for us visiting a city near you! And last, but by no means least, we host some outrageous social events to give everyone a chance to chat about our passion - the #Digitalnorth - over a cheeky pint (or five!) and typically copious amounts of pizza.

Twitter peeps can follow us at @DigitalgurusNTH and give us a shout out with #Digitalnorth.

Digital North at Meetup.com

We Love Digital North West, supporters of UX in the City: Manchester

We ❤ Digital

We all ❤ Digital!

Calling all Digital professionals in Manchester & Liverpool! We are a group of techies and creatives all connected to the Digital industry in one way or another. We Meetup to discuss and share ideas on a wide range of topics including UX, UI, Product Management, Web Design , Web Development, SEO, Digital Marketing, Mobile Development, Web Analytics and much more!

Come along, grab a beer and a slice of pizza and listen to leaders in the Digital industry talk us through some interesting Digital topics whilst also getting the chance to network with your fellow Digital professionals!

We ❤ Digital at Meetup.com

Become a partner


Together with our sponsors we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants.

We're interested in creating bespoke sponsorship packages for interested parties, and we also offer a number of "off the shelf" sponsorship options.

Alternatively, if you'd like to provide swag, giveaways, or other resources as a supporter, we'd love to hear from you.

If you're interested in becoming an UX in the City: Manchester sponsor or supporter, please download the sponsor pack (~394kb PDF) or contact us for more information, or to discuss things further.

download the sponsor pack

Community Groups

A 10% discount is available to user groups and meetups that help promote UX in the City: Manchester to their members.

If you organise, or are a member of, a user group and would like more information on supporting UX in the City: Manchester and securing this discount for your members, please contact us using the button below.

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