Category: News

New app launched to address the cost-of-living crisis

Helping people find spaces that are free to enter and warm.

‘Warm Banks’ are on the rise as the cost of living concerns grow moving into winter. To support people struggling, Alyzande Renard Coach & Mentor at The Developer Academy, and Bradley Ashton, a Developer Academy Alumni have created a brand new, free-to-use  ‘Warm and Safe’ app which will be shared with councils around the UK.

Sheffield Digital joins SYMCA Business Advisory Group

We are giving the tech community a louder voice at regional level

Chris Dymond, Director of Sheffield Digital, is our representative on the Business Advisory Group, and will attend meetings every eight weeks. Other group member organisations include the region’s Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, MakeUK, the CBI, SY Community Foundation, the trade unions, Sheffield Property Association, the Cutler’s Company and representatives from the

The latest from our mentoring scheme

Feedback, changes and what we need from you

Over the past year I’ve been working closely with mentors and mentees to make sure they feel supported in their roles, to answer questions, and to stay informed about how things are going with our matches. It’s been great to receive positive feedback and suggestions for improvement, which we’re putting in place in 2023. Feedback

Hiring from overseas?

A new visa route offers tech businesses more flexibility to recruit foreign workers

The Scale-up Route – who is it for? This route can be used by UK businesses that hold a Scale-up sponsor licence. To qualify for a licence the DCMS says a business must “meet the published definition of a scaleup, which can be verified through checks with HMRC”. You can check the criteria on pages

A report from South Yorkshire’s first Tech Summit

Mel Kanarek provides an overview of what happened at the region's first Tech Summit, and asks "What's next?".

The event opened with a short address from Oliver Coppard, the South Yorkshire Mayor. We know that Oliver is pro tech and digital and understands its potential in the region, and this was echoed in his remarks. He closed by saying, “This is South Yorkshire’s first Tech Summit but it will not be our last.