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A big welcome and thank you to our Talent2017 sponsors and supporters

We are excited to unveil our sponsors and supporters of Talent2017: the region’s largest digital and skills festival.

Talent2017 - a skills festival for the digital sector - is taking place in Brighton between 15 - 17th March and is dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. the festival will consist of a jobs fair, a skills summit and an experience day.

In addition to our headline sponsors iCrossing; we are pleased to welcome a number of key sponsors and supporters.

Festival sponsors Crunch are one of Brighton’s biggest technology and financial services businesses and the UK’s fastest-growing provider of support, advocacy, and services for the 8.4 million-strong micro-business community.

Jason Kitcat, Head of Policy & Public Affairs at Crunch, said

“We are absolutely delighted to support the wonderful Wired Sussex and the Talent2017 programme. We are passionate about creating and supporting fantastic quality jobs in our local area. We can’t wait to take part in the events.”

Crunch have just opened brand new offices in Brighton and have a host of new and exciting projects underway so they’re on the hunt for talented people to help achieve their goals.

City College Brighton & Hove are also sponsoring the festival and hosting the Skills Summit on 16th March.

Rebecca Groves, Head of Projects at Wired Sussex said

“It will be fantastic to host our Skills Summit in a hub of learning and skills development." 

In addition to these sponsors we also have support from a range of companies.

Jellyfish, Brighton based global digital marketing agency are ‘the world’s biggest boutique agency’. Jellyfish say “We care about what we do, and we care about the people with whom we do it. We invest in our staff in so many ways since we believe good people are worth keeping and growing with us. As a team, we deliver great work and have a great time doing it.

Madgex is a SaaS (software as a service) company providing career technology to the world’s leading media owners, online recruitment businesses and associations. Madgex say “We strongly believe in looking after our people and invest in their ongoing development to ensure they reach their full potential.”

The Unit is a digital agency with a focus on customer experience, innovation and digital transformation. They say ‘We partner with our clients to anticipate the future, helping them evolve, grow and launch their next generation customer propositions . Our open culture inspires creativity and innovation’.

WPM are process specialists and payment experts within the higher and further education sectors. They say “we empower our people to make decisions that enable them to provide a great service and experience to our clients, no matter what the challenges. We value our people, we develop them, and we look after their happiness and wellbeing.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters, we’re delighted to have them on-board!

We still have a couple of sponsorship slots available. If you are interested please contact

If you are unable to sponsor the festival but would like to be involved check out of Jobs Fair Stand opportunities.

Tickets are now available to attend Jobs Fair and the Skills Summit 

If you have any questions about the festival please don’t hesitate to give the festival team a call on 01273 692888.


About the author

Rebecca Groves

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Skills and Talent Strategy Lead. I oversee our skills and talent strategy for the regional digital sector. This includes the delivery of activity which addresses this strategy, such as our annual Talent festival, and working with members to help them benefit from our initiatives.

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