Our Partners

Co-op Digital

173 years ago, the Co-op’s founders realised that when people work together, they’re stronger. We’ve always been pioneers. And now we’re using digital to create better ways of doing business for communities across the UK. Co-op Digital is building a team to develop new digital services and platforms, all with the values of co-operation at their heart. We start with user needs, we’re agile and we’re open. Follow us on Twitter or find out more at digital.blogs.coop

Shopify

Shopify is a designer-friendly e-commerce platform that powers over 300,000+ merchant stores worldwide. Shopify e-commerce themes are free to develop, 100% customizable, and are built using HTML, CSS and our easy-to-learn Liquid templating language. Sign up to the free Shopify Partner Program to learn how you can grow your web business with Shopify. The Shopify Partner Program exists to help web designers and developers build successful businesses on the Shopify platform. Offering unlimited and fully featured development stores, dedicated partner managers, great documentation and 20% revenue share for each new store you bring on.

Auto Trader

Auto Trader is the UK's number one motoring digital marketplace and is a business with a 40-year old heritage. However, in the last 3 years we have migrated from our historic print product to become a purely digital business. A migration that is recognised throughout the UK as the most successful resulting in Autotrader.co.uk receiving 58.5 million cross platform visits a month, delivering over 250 million advert views to the 13,500 car dealerships that advertise with us.

We work in an Agile and Lean environment and collaboration is absolutely key to everything we do. Our cross functional team structure brings people together; this diversity of thought and experience encourages us to continually push the boundaries of what we deliver to our customers. Diversity & Inclusion is sometimes viewed as a ‘nice to have’, for Auto Trader it’s part of our DNA and values. We aren’t just a great place to work but a part of the community with a responsibility to utilise our time, skills and capabilities to improve society at large.

Real IT

Real Information & Technology partners with organisations of all sizes across the UK, from large retail groups and major banking and financial services organisations, through to public sector organisations and SMEs, to secure the best business, digital, data and technology specialists to create a competitive advantage.

With a proven track record of sourcing and placing contract and interim talent you can rest assured that the service you will receive is unparalleled. Whether you are looking for specialists with proven expertise in user experience, project management, embedded technologies, development, enterprise technology or business intelligence we have the network, knowledge and infrastructure to support you through every stage of your project.

People for Research

People for Research offer a specialist market research and user testing recruitment service for paid research projects across the UK. They have been recruiting people for a very long time - as far back as the 1980s. They opened their doors as the first focus group viewing facility in the South West way back then. Recruitment and technology have changed massively over the intervening years, but the principles of finding good participants haven’t. There were no such things as email, Facebook, Google or world wide web back then and finding the correct participants was an art. They have translated this into the world we live in today and, as a result, are the UK’s leading participant recruitment company for usability research and the UX sector.

Manchester Digital

Manchester Digital represent over 500 businesses and their products and services benefit small and large businesses who have digital at their core. They work with CEOs and CIOs to address the strategic industry issues our industry is facing and they work with employees to keep their skills up to date and ensure they are well networked across the community.