Posts byClaire Fletcher

BirchenallHowden merges with ASK4 subsidiaries

Two Sheffield IT companies have merged to cement more than a decade of close partnership working.

Sheffield Digital member, BirchenallHowden has merged with two subsidiary companies of the ASK4 Group – ASK4Business and ASK4Datacentres. The merger has created a new business-services focussed subsidiary of the ASK4 Group, ASK4 Integrated Services, which will offer unique end to end support to a growing client base in the UK and across Europe. BirchenallHowden Ltd

Meet the Meetup: agile Sheffield

The team behind agile Sheffield tell us how they’ve grown their meetup community.

We caught up with organisers Richard Joseph, Katie Attwood and Tom Hoyland to find out what it takes to make a meetup more than just an event, and what plans the team has for future growth. What made you want to start an agile meetup? We hosted our first meetup back in July 2015, after

Meet the Meetup: Sheffield Data for Good

We caught up with Tom French to find out how the Sheffield Data for Good meetup is using data to tackle the city’s biggest social problems.

Meetup founder, Tom French speaks to us about how the events are going and how the idea has been shaped and developed to deliver real positive impact in Sheffield. What made you want to start the Sheffield Data for Good meetup? It began with my day job, which is in the research and evaluation team

Introducing The Developer Academy

Ben Atha from MilkLab Media is creating a new kind of educational experience for training web developers.

What is The Developer Academy? The Developer Academy is founded by Ben Atha, Director of Milklab Media. The programme combines face-to-face, instructor-led group sessions with online modules. Group sessions are held on evenings and weekends and online modules can be completed at a time and pace that suits each student. The training is designed for

Sheffield tech company tackles social exclusion with free event tickets

Tickets For Good is helping thousands of people enjoy gigs, performances and events via its online ticket donation platform, The Ticket Bank.

For many people, live music gigs, theatre performances and other events are not accessible due to financial constraints, care commitments or social exclusion. The Ticket Bank programme is designed to help people overcome these barriers so they can go out and enjoy events. Benefits to health and wellbeing The link between mental wellbeing and access

The Workshop and The Sheffield College pioneer a new tech talent pipeline

An alternative recruitment route has helped to secure young tech talent for a local company.

Sixteen-year-old Jack Buss has joined the company as an apprentice after he had previously completed a two-week placement with them, making an immediate impression. Director Mark Pearce comments, “We’ve always taken graduates in the past, but I’ve been involved with apprenticeships in another business and that’s exposed me to a lot of youngsters with talent,

Meet the Meetup: legup.social

We caught up with the legup.social team to find out more about Sheffield’s first meetup for digital mentors and mentees.

The team has so far organised 13 meetups in Sheffield and two in Manchester, so we caught up with them to find out how it all started, how it’s going and what’s next for legup.social. What made you want to start a meetup to help small businesses, charities and social enterprises with digital? Two things

Opportunities to join Alternate Realities Programme at Doc/Fest 2019

Submissions are open for a number of opportunities in Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019’s Alternate Realities Programme.

The 26th Edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place Thursday 6 June–Tuesday 11 June 2019. The Alternate Realities Programme includes an exhibition and Talent Market event. Sheffield Doc/Fest has also recently announced a £20,000 artist commission to create an imaginative digital artwork in documentary, which will be showcased at the festival. The Commission Supported by Arts

Company profile: Razor

We speak to Jamie Hinton, Co-founder of Razor, Sheffield Digital company member and one of the city’s recent success stories.

We caught up with Jamie, chief executive of Razor to find out more, including the imminent move to a new Razor HQ, the secret to recruitment success and a major project with a FTSE100 aerospace company. On tackling really difficult problems Razor designs digital solutions to increase business efficiency and improve user experience. Serving a

IoT Tribe North accelerator returns to South Yorkshire

IoT Tribe North is working with Barnsley Digital Media Centre for a second consecutive year, helping to accelerate early stage IoT startups.

What’s it all about? IoT Tribe is a global accelerator programme that has supported more than 130 IoT companies to refine their products, define their markets and attract investment. In 2018, IoT Tribe came to South Yorkshire – a project dubbed IoT Tribe North. Ten startup companies were housed at the DMC for an intensive,

Matchmaking event for creative and immersive tech companies

‘Up Your Game’ is a great opportunity to grow your network of collaboration partners from the UK and overseas.

About Up Your Game Up Your Game will welcome companies from countries including Germany, Sweden, Finland, Cyprus and Ireland, that are interested in using immersive technologies including AI, VR and CGI. The matchmaking sessions will offer delegates a structured way of meeting other companies to explore potential collaboration and facilitate ideas, innovation and investment in

Join a tech mission to Germany’s industrial and technology powerhouse

Members of Sheffield Digital are invited by the UK Department for International Trade to apply for a place on ‘AI & beyond’.

Taking place on 20–21 February 2019, the mission puts you in front of leading global brands including Audi, Siemens and Airbus – all looking for providers of technical solutions. Day 1: B2B meetings with decision makers from large German companies Day 1 is all about matchmaking. A B2B matchmaking platform will allow you to pre-arrange

UK’s department for international trade looking for Sheffield companies to join them at SXSW 2019

The South by Southwest festival takes place in March 2019 and is an opportunity to put your business on an international stage.

If you’re thinking of attending SXSW 2019, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is looking for businesses from Sheffield’s digital sector to join its delegation in Texas. This has potential to get your business in front of up to 300,000 people and we’d love to see Sheffield companies involved. Interested? Read on for more

Code Make Win 2018 award winners

Young tech talent in Sheffield recognised for game development skills.

Two young coders from Sheffield have been recognised for their game development skills in the city’s CODE>MAKE>WIN 2018 competition. Jack Underwood and Edward Waller fought off tough competition to be awarded first prize in games design for the age 14–16 and 10–13 categories respectively. Jack Underwood, aged 15, who is a student at UTC Sheffield