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Talent Fest 2021

Helping digital, media and tech businesses in the region attract, train and retain the talent they need to thrive and deliver great work.

What is this about?

Talent Fest is a week-long festival designed to ensure the growth of our region’s digital industry, by connecting businesses with the talent they need to thrive and providing a platform for them to better understand how they can maintain and build stronger, more inclusive workforces.

What has happened so far?

Now in its 4th consecutive year, Talent Fest consists of:

  • A Portfolio Clinic, enabling agencies and freelancers to provide advice and guidance to creative talent looking to enter or grow in our sector.
  • A Jobs Fair, helping businesses recruit and build their employer awareness.
  • A Leadership Summit, bringing business leaders together to discuss, debate and understand the issues around accessing and growing the right talent.

In March 2020, when it became clear that running a physical festival would not be possible, we quickly pivoted to a virtual festival. We still delivered on our goals, reached new audiences and brought our community together at a time when support was needed more than ever. You can find a round-up of Talent Fest 2020 here.

Here are just some of the organisations who took part in Talent Fest 2020...

American Express, Bright, Cogapp, Plus Accounting, Leaders Plus, Buff Motion, Baxter & Bailey, Shake It Up Creative, Clearleft, Studio Evoke, Wolfcub Digital, Studio Syrup, UnitedUs, MAG Interactive, Studio Kidd, CCD Design & Ergonomics, Plug-In Media

What is planned?

Plans are already underway for Talent Fest 2021. If you would like to be involved, whether as a sponsor, supporter, speaker or contributor, we’d love to hear from you. We also have year-round events to support job seekers and make our sector more diverse and inclusive. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more about any of these.

Get involved

If you have any questions regarding Talent Fest, feel free to get in touch!

Latest news

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    Talent Fest 2020: A Roundup

    Last week we ran our fourth consecutive (and very first virtual) digital skills festival, Talent Fest 2020. Here's what happened and useful resources you can still access...


    Posted on 5th May, 2020

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    Talent Fest 2020: Skills Summit

    With thought-provoking online talks from renowned digital leaders, Talent Fest 2020: Skills Summit offered members the chance to gain practical takeaways that they could implement within their business and own personal leadership development. Here's all the


    Posted on 6th May, 2020

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    Talent Fest 2020: Jobs Fair

    In April, we ran our virtual Talent Fest 2020: Jobs Fair - a day of content to inspire, inform and empower your career in the digital, media and tech sector. Here's all the great content you can still benefit from...


    Posted on 6th May, 2020