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New partnership to drive digital excellence in Sheffield

Wednesday August 16th, 2017

Sheffield is set to underline the importance of its digital sector even further, with Sheffield City Council joining ‘Sheffield Digital’ – the association for the people and businesses of Sheffield’s digital industries – as a regional partner (August 16th).Government Opportunities

This new partnership signals the council’s recognition of the increasing importance of the digital sector to economic growth, health and wellbeing, and will provide a mechanism for closer engagement and collaboration between the authority and businesses.

It will also create opportunities for people working in the digital and creative industries to share their expertise to help address issues around skills, diversity and inclusion, enabling Sheffield to thrive in the digital economy.

Councillor Olivia Blake, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council, said:

“We know that digital and creative companies are increasingly choosing to be based here in Sheffield, where they can be surrounded by the expertise, knowledge and support they need to make their businesses grow.

We also recognise the importance of the digital sector in generating jobs and growth for the city, but also in helping to work with the public sector to enable residents to thrive and make the most of digital opportunities.

Working with Sheffield Digital will enable us to build a coalition for Sheffield that can take the digital sector in the city to the next level.”

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