Digital South Yorkshire is a new company whose aim is to support the economic potential of the Creative and Digital Industries (CDI) cluster by promoting and supporting the strengths of CDI businesses in the sub-region
ELSPA The Entertainment &Leisure Software Publishers Association.
InteractiveKnowHow www.interactiveknowhow.co.uk/ Helping creative businesses work effectively - and profitably - with digital media through events, training and consultancy.
Supporting creative R&D for the interactive content industries with conferences, collaborations and events.
KnowledgeDock www.knowledgedock.co.uk Network of like minded individuals and organisations to establish and share best practice in the commercial application of new and emerging technologies.
London Girl Geek Dinners www.londongirlgeekdinners.co.uk Regular, informal networking dinners (with speakers) for the girls of the digital world and those with an interest in technology; men welcome by invite only.
ScotlandIS www.scotlandis.com Scotland's representative trade association, with over 500 members within the internet, software and interactive media industries.
Interactive Tayside http://www.interactivetayside.com/ Interactive Tayside is a partnership between public, private and academic sectors to collectively develop and promote Tayside's digital media industry.
Stac http://www.thestac.org.uk/?&resowidth=1024 The Scottish Technology and Collaboration (Stac) initiative aims to create new channels to global markets for (innovative) Scottish companies through collaborative working.
Venus Rising www.venusrising.org.uk/ A forum launched in 2005 to explore, through a series of panels, whether we can shift the cultural image and language of technology towards the feminine.
Web Wednesdays www.webwednesdays.com/ A networking event created specifically for internet entrepreneurs on the first Wednesday of every month.
Business Link for London www.bl4london.com Independent support for small and medium-sized businesses in London.
CIDA http://www.cida.co.uk/ Specialist support agency that champions the development of creative and cultural industries in East London.
The Creative Industries Development Service (CIDS) www.cids.co.uk A non-profit company working in and around Manchester to help people who work in or are looking to set-up businesses in art, music, design, fashion, film, photography, games, performing arts, digital media, poetry or anything else creative.
Small Business Service www.sbs.gov.uk Government agency dedicating to helping small businesses thrive.
UK Online For Business / DTI Practical Business Advice Toolkit www.dti.gov.uk/bestpractice/ A toolkit of practical business advice, containing best practice guides, case studies, factsheets and a range of online, self-assessment tools.