Digital Lancashire have launched free Founder Memberships for the first 100 eligible companies and individuals who sign up as a member.
Digital Lancashire is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that has been established to shine a light on the digital sector in the county, whilst providing a focus for skills development, recruitment, support, engagement and collaborations.
The organisation is founded by six owners of digital companies in the Lancashire area, who have collaborated following their own personal experiences of working in and with businesses in the digital sector in the Lancashire area.
Stewart Townsend, Managing Director, Digital Lancashire said, “Having worked in the digital sector for over 15 years, I know how much businesses can benefit from collaboration and networking with like-minded companies to find and deliver work and with educational establishments to help discover and develop talent. Collectively we know how much more can be done to benefit each business, the sector as a whole and our local communities and the county.”
The mission is to provide support to both individuals and organisations working in or aspiring to work in the digital sector in Lancashire. This includes support with skills development, funding and investment, helping develop the right infrastructure, inward investment and business development to help member companies grow.
Digital can be a daunting, rapidly changing industry, the aim of Digital Lancashire is to create an experienced, informative and friendly community organisation who will share knowledge, experiences and information via events, mentoring, and support groups.
In addition to this, the organisation will be working with schools, colleges and universities to develop the wider strategy for developing digital skills and literacy in Lancashire, with the aim of introducing and retaining digital talent in the area.
Michael Gibson, Chair of Digital Lancashire and Director of Miralis Data in Lancaster adds, “The digital economy in Lancashire is booming with fantastic businesses including, amongst others, digital agencies, e-commerce companies, online software, big data and artificial intelligence. With the digital sector growing three times faster than the rest of the economy and pay 36% higher on average it is vital for Lancashire’s economy that we do everything possible to boost the digital sector.”
To find out more about Digital Lancashire, register as a free member to receive invites to exclusive events, industry information and insights, local business news and to of course support the development of Lancashire’s digital practitioners and businesses!
The first 100 sign ups will be recognised as Founder Members of the organisation, for as long as a continuous membership is maintained – this is applicable for both individual and corporate members and is free for the first 12 months. For more information, visit Benefits of Joining.