Manchester Digital is the voice of Greater Manchester’s tech and digital sector.

The Skills Festival uses that voice to bring the industry together to learn, develop and network with one another. 2023 will see the Festival delivered as a hybrid series of events, bigger than ever with more businesses in the industry coming together with the common goal of building a stronger future for the digital sector.

The Festival 6th – 1oth February 2023

The Skills Festival is a week-long programme of events and activities including; presentations, seminars, workshops, industry insights, professional development as well as opportunities to network with others and meet/recruit new talent looking to break into the industry.

Katie Gallagher, MD of Manchester Digital, said: “Our 2022 Skills Festival showcased the best digital and tech companies that Greater Manchester has to offer and put them in front of the brightest graduates and job seekers.

“Greater Manchester is seeing a larger than ever skills shortage due to the huge growth in the tech and digital industry in the city, which was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past 18 months, the pandemic created a definite shift in the way we work, live and shop in a very short space of time. This will create even more opportunities and job roles, so as an industry we need to start training and upskilling our young recruits.”

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It’s always one of our favourite events of the year! We love coming along and meeting loads of really engaged and diverse people.


We’re excited to be a part of the Digital Skills Festival again – a fantastic event that has been bringing the Manchester tech community together year over year to meet, learn and grow. As a leading Digital Innovation Solutions Provider, we can’t wait to share insights into our ways of working with the community, and to connect with like-minded people.


It has been full of energy and a lot of conversation. I think what has been really good and what I love about events like this is the sheer interest and passion that people have when they come here.

Made tech

Really important for attendees, to get their foot in the world of digital careers.


Really refreshing to hear all the different views and opinions from different people.


Understanding the next generation of talent to help and advise them of how to find a job in tech.


Bringing people back together to have face to face time, even if it’s only a 5 minute conversation about a company or career or something like that it brings back the humanity to things, especially in the technology sector where we are used to remote working, face to face time has been invaluable.


Events like this offers a really good community for people to really learn.

Made tech

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Meet our first Digital Skills Festival 2022 sponsors

We welcome the festival’s first three confirmed sponsors. Each one of them brings a range of insight, knowledge and expertise of the sector. They will share their skills and knowledge to the delegates of the festival helping to provide sector development and growth. Headline SponsorAuto Trader Gold SponsorNaimuri Silver SponsorZühlke We still have some sponsorship opportunities available – If you would be interested in sponsoring the event, we have packages available to suit any budget. Download a sponsorship brochure here or for more please email More sponsors to be announced soon.

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