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June 2020


Manage Objectives and Key Results: Boost Performance

Following our recent focus on cash management Dave and Sara of Blu Sky discuss how they link this to managing objectives and key results.

Businesses have finite resources and these methods can help both to inspire loyalty and to boost performance.


DU Breakfast Networking (Sort Of)

Generator presents our Digital Union Breakfast Networking (Sort Of!). These events take place weekly on Wednesdays at 11am, and are open to anyone working in or interested in the digital and tech sectors.

March 2020


Drinks with DU

Enjoy your first drink on us, and have the chance to meet and chat with other likeminded DU Members in a casual setting.

January 2020


SEO Workshop

Come and learn about how this can be applied to your business from our resident expert: Joaquin Morales of New Horizon Marketing.


Members-Only HR Meetup

The aim of these Digital Union exclusive meetups are to encourage discussion with business owners, marketing managers, marketing executives, freelancers, and students about changing trends in digital technology and ideas around the development of apprenticeships within the technical sector.

December 2019


Digital Union Chistmas Party

It’s that time of year already! Join us for a very special Digital Union event this December, this year hosted at the Alpine Lodge at By The River Brew Co., where we will have exclusive use of the venue, with a full bar and a DJ, for the whole evening!

September 2019


Digital Union: Breakfast Networking

Following the success of the first HR Focussed Breakfast Networking morning we’re delighted to be bringing our HR Meetup to the home of one of the UK’s most exciting tech companies, ZeroLight!

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One Sector, One Region, One Statement Subgroup Meeting

With our One Sector, One Region, One Statement Subgroup, we are committing to our promise to work with key partners to produce one agreed statement/message about what the North East creative, digital & tech sector looks like, works like and why it is attractive.


One Sector, One Region, One Statement Subgroup Meeting

With our One Sector, One Region, One Statement Subgroup, we are committing to our promise to work with key partners to produce one agreed statement/message about what the North East creative, digital & tech sector looks like, works like and why it is attractive.

February 2019


#DUSocial: LinkedIn

In this workshop, Sammy and Tegan from O Communications will take you through the best way to approach LinkedIn and incorporate it into your marketing campaigns.


Digital Union Manifesto: Open Space Event

It’s been a nearly a year since we made our 2018 Digital Union Manifesto pledges and while we have been beavering away fulfilling those objectives, we also realise that it is time to refresh them.

January 2019


#DUSocial: Content Creation & Marketing

Over the course of 2019, we will be bringing you deep dives into content creation, platforms, strategy, advertising, video, and much more.

It’s time to #DUSocial properly!

December 2018



A new monthly event for tech and digital companies to network over some breakfast!


Digital Union’s Christmas Bash

Now that Halloween is done and dusted, we can FINALLY get excited about the big bearded bloke – not Jim – Santa!

November 2018


DU Networking Breakfast: The Future

Generator North East, Digital Union’s mothership, will be kicking off a new 3-year business support programme from January. Expect all the high-quality content that we’ve always deliver but with much, much more!

October 2018


Sales Essentials: Closing Techniques

Closing is something that we all need to do, however, for some reason, we may find it a little complicated, awkward or we simply lack confidence so don’t ask.

September 2018


Innovation Breakfast Networking – September

The monthly Innovation Breakfast Networking (formerly NETPark Net breakfast) sessions are informal, informative opportunities designed to help Science, Engineering and Technology companies network with each other.

August 2018


Tech4Good August Meet Up

Tech4Good is a monthly meetup where the activist and developer communities in Newcastle get smashed together and enjoy the beautiful and interesting discussions that are far too rarely had.

June 2018


The Power Of PR (The Role of PR in Business)

We’ve teamed up with CIPR North East to shine a light on the role of PR and the value it can deliver for your business. During the talk you will hear from four speakers discussing the role of PR, its place in business and a real case study of how PR has helped to develop and grow a business.


Social Media Day

We’ve joined forces with some of the most experienced, innovative and creative minds in social media to bring you a day covering everything from advertising to influencing to Generation Z and everything in between.

May 2018

April 2018


Digital Union Manifesto Launch

As part of our commitment to members and the creative, digital and tech sectors in the North East, Digital Union will release its first Manifesto on Wednesday, 25th April 2018.


Is Your Business Safe?

How would you cope if disaster struck your business? Around 43% of cyber-attacks are aimed at small enterprises. Do not ignore the threat. Come along to our free event and find out more about the effect cyber attack could have on your business, how to respond and how to prepare.

March 2018



So you’ve heard about SEIS and R&D. Perhaps you even know what the letters stand for. More than likely, you don’t want to know, but you should.


Digital Mental Health NE: ThinkTank

We believe that there is a lot more that can be done to address the issue of mental health in digital work places. By working together to promote and support existing initiatives and developing new ideas, we can make a significance difference to the health and well-being of people working in the digital sector.


Careers in the North East

Whether it’s creating a tailored PR & Digital marketing campaign, writing code for some emerging technology or providing HR and legal advice, you can have an exciting career in the North East.

February 2018


Make Video Work

Generator and Digital Union are pleased to announce another installment of the Make Video Work For You Masterclass series, supported by Business & IP Centre Newcastle!


Investment Readiness Masterclass

Looking for investment now or in the future? Know you need to produce some forecasts but unsure how or even what they are? Come along to our cashflow forecasting session and find out!

January 2018



Whether it’s creating a tailored PR & Digital Marketing campaign or managing a company’s brand online, MA News Journalism Graduate, Jon, is an expert at creating dynamic content that connects.

December 2017


DU Christmas Social

What better way to celebrate Christmas, than with a crowd of fellow Creative and digital business from around the region.



Following on from our Start Up Advice Day, the final Thinking Digital Sessions of 2017 we’ll be featuring tech startups and scaleups and learning about their innovative business models and their plans to survive and thrive in 2018 and beyond.


Start-Up Advice Day

This event is aimed at early stage creative and digital businesses and will be showcasing the support available from both Generator/Digital Union, and that of our Digital Union members.

November 2017


Pricing Strategy Masterclass

Generator is pleased to present a special Pricing Strategy Masterclass aimed at helping creative and digital businesses in the North East focus more effectively on their pricing and gain essential insight into the art of selling the right product to the right customer at the right time.


Time Out to Innovate

Does your team have big ideas, but no time to explore them? Or maybe your business has a challenge but you haven’t had time to develop a solution yet?


Digital Union Breakfast Networking

Our bimonthly Digital Networking events are open to anyone with an interest in the sector. They will be held in different venues across the North East and will have themes for each event.


Recruitment & Culture Masterclass

We invite strategic Business Owners and Directors, who are looking to improve the way they recruit, and retain staff, to a fast paced, interactive FREE workshop that will give you the strategies needed to attract and engage the best people.

October 2017


Positive Psychology & Coaching

Positive Psychology & Coaching: Mike Cockburn, MD of Sogno will deliver two sessions in this masterclass focusing on using Positive Psychology & Coaching techniques in your Business.

September 2017


VR & AR Innovation

With VR and AR developments being the hot topic of the moment, we’re happy to announce our next Thinking Digital Session will be dedicated to exploring what’s trending locally and nationally on this exciting subject.


Access To Finance Masterclass

Are you looking for business finance to help you start or grow your creative business ? What alternatives are there available to start up or scale up in the north east and nationally ?


Digital Scale Up Launch

Is your business ready for the next phase but not quite sure of how to get there? Our Digital Scale Up Programme is designed for those businesses that are at a critical stage in their development, past the start-up phase and progressing toward becoming more established.

July 2017

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