14 – 15 March 2019

thestudio, Manchester

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

UX in the City: Manchester sponsor AutoTrader


We’ve built a business that is centred around its people, and we’re proud of our inclusive and progressive culture.

Our tech and data expertise make us one of the UK’s leading companies and we were named one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018.

We’re not simply a website that allows people to buy and sell vehicles. Through the evolution of our digital platforms and innovative data products we make the process of buying and selling cars easier for consumers, retailers and manufacturers.

UX in the City: Manchester sponsor MRJ Recruitment

MRJ Recruitment


We're MRJ. A small team of talent consultants that live and breathe the Digital age.

We make a difference. We make things simple. We deliver.

Obsessive in nature, we delve deeper because we care. Consistently going above and beyond to make a difference, we deliver by making things simple.

“Driven by purpose, not profit. We don’t have KPI’s and financial targets, it’s just not the MRJ way. Instead we're simply motivated by inspiring talent, changing lives and making a difference.” Jody Marks, MD

UX in the City: Manchester sponsor FutureGov


Established in 2008, FutureGov is a change agency that supports public sector organisations through digital transformation.

We use design, technology and organisation development approaches to create public services fit for the 21st century. Over the last ten years, we’ve worked with over 50 local authorities from Essex to Aberdeen; including Salford, North East Lincolnshire, and Dorset Councils. We’ve doubled in size, setting up a second office in Sheffield to provide a local base in the North of the UK. We’re proud to be partners in new programmes of works with Bradford, Essex and Homes England, helping them to build their capacity to support 21st-century needs and new ways of working.


Community Groups

RealUX, supporters of UX in the City: Manchester


RealUX is local meetup in Manchester for everyone interested in UX and the digital industry.

During our informal meetups, we explore the UX process behind an app or website developed by a Manchester-based company, looking at both what worked and what hasn’t during the designing and implementing process. We also discuss a range of issues beyond UX that concern digital businesses and we have inspiring lightning talks as well so you are encouraged to learn and reflect during these sessions.

RealUX at Meetup.com

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

Content Folk, supporters of UX in the City: Manchester

Content Folk

Content Folks is a friendly meetup in Newcastle upon Tyne for people who work with content. Copywriters, content strategists, UX writers, novelists, content designers and anyone else who’s interested in content - everyone's welcome!

Every meetup there will be three short talks on anything related to writing or language, plus time to chat and eat pizza.

To join the next Content Folks event follow us on Twitter

UCD Bristol, supporters of UX in the City: Manchester

UCD Bristol

We're a monthly User Centred Design meetup based in Bristol. We hold talks and workshops on topics relating to design and research across disciplines including everything from UX, graphic design, service design to 3D and more. The meetup is sponsored by Natural Interaction and People For Research

UCD Bristol at Meetup.com

The Power of UX Research, supporters of UX in the City: Manchester

The Power of UX Research

UX research - in its many forms - is as vital to the success of a product or experience as it ever has been. In an increasingly data-led world, we can't simply reduce audiences to numbers on a screen or a set of interactions in a data-set. It only tells half the story! For any company - from enterprise to SME - to be successful, we have to understand why audiences act the way they do and to do that, we have to look beyond the data and engage them on a more personal level. The Power of UX Research group is dedicated to discussing the power of user research and user-focused design through case studies, change stories and discussing different methods that result in rewarding omni-channel experiences. If you're a dedicated researcher, a creator of intuitive and audience-tailored experiences or just wanting to know more, we want you to be part of the conversation!

The Power of UX Research at Meetup.com

Our partners

UX in the City: Manchester sponsor Interaction Design Foundation

Interaction Design Foundation

UX in the City: Manchester has partnered with the Interaction Design Foundation, the world's largest UX design community. Conference participants will benefit from three months of free membership.


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 organisations. We also offer a range 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 contact us to discuss things further.

Community Groups

A 10% discount is available to user groups and meetups that help promote UX in the City: Manchester 2019 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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