Become a Member

Sheffield Digital does not receive any public sector funding – we have built the organisation up through grassroots support from the businesses, organisations and individuals who are involved in South Yorkshire’s digital tech industries.

We have proved that there is value in providing a focal point and voice for Sheffield’s digital community. We are now the go-to organisation when local and regional policy makers want to connect with digital businesses. We are representing the needs of digital companies on issues relating to education, skills and talent. We are promoting the city’s grassroots organisations and its businesses. We are helping people to connect and collaborate, to start up and to grow.

If you agree that these things are valuable and important, then you can demonstrate your support by becoming a member.

Membership is open to companies and to individuals – there are more details below in the table which summarises the different categories and the benefits that are included in each. We’ve tried to keep membership as simple as possible; you can choose the type and level of membership you feel is most appropriate. You can pay your subscription monthly or annually.

What does membership provide?

The main reason to subscribe is because you want to support our work. But, in addition, we’ll provide:

Benefitsindividualfreelancerstartup*microsmalltech deptmediumlargeenterprise
Invitation to our AGMxxxxxxxxx
Access to a mentor on the Sheffield Digital Mentoring Schemexxxx
A listing on the Sheffield Digital Freelancer Directoryx
Free/discounted access to services from Associate Sponsorsxxxxxxx
A listing on the Sheffield Digital Company Directoryxxxxxxxx
Free job listings on the Sheffield Digital Job Boardxxxxxxxx
Company Spotlight featurexxxxxxxx
Invitation to Sheffield Digital Leaders Dinnerxxxxxxxx
Opportunity to join the Sheffield Digital Members’ Board xxxxxx
Three free drop-in sessions with finance, IP or VC specialistsxxx
Regional policy input at 2 events per yearxxx
Annual update to Spotlight feature (on request)xx
Invitation to join the Sheffield Digital Members’ boardx
*Startups can remain in this category for one year, commencing during their first year of operations. After this year, companies  should upgrade membership to the relevant category based on size.

Who is membership for?

For companies

Company membership is for businesses that produce or provide digital products or services as a core part of their operation and for organisations that have a digital team that plays a key role in supporting their work. Company Membership is offered at different levels, ranging from Start-up to Enterprise.

If you would like to know more about becoming a company member before you sign up, please get in touch with Emma Marshall.

For individuals

Anyone who’s interested in digital can become an Individual Member of Sheffield Digital. You don’t have to be working or studying in the industry – you don’t even need to know how to code. We offer this membership at two levels, either Individuals or Freelancers.