The Creative, Digital & Innovation Business Consultancy

Delivering growth for businesses through the use of innovative technologies, coaching, leadership & development courses, social media workshops and sales & marketing master-classes. Providing a foundation for economic growth through project management & consultancy for local authorities wishing to engage with the creative, digital and new media industries.

Our mantra – Connecting Solutions For Growth – reflects our strength in introducing new supply chain partners and stakeholders to enable growth. This approach was typified by our visit with content creators to Media City, Salford to meet BBC Programme Commissioners – arranged for the Creative Sheffield CDI New Opportunities Programme

Currently we are working with our team of associates on the digital technologies elements of a three-year business support programme for Halton District Council (Widnes). In July 2016 we won a second three-year contract to partner East Midlands based EMB Group Ltd to deliver business support to digital businesses and digital technology users in Greater Lincolnshire. This project is due to commence in early 2017.

Directors Richard Lukey (left) and Stuart McFarlane (right) with Jason Bradbury presenter of the Channel 5 technology programme The Gadget Show at the highly acclaimed #GoDigital15 Conference organised by CDI Alliance at The Showroom in Lincoln for Lincolnshire County Council’s “onlincolnshire” programme.

What We Do

Business Growth

Helping business leaders develop a detailed picture of their company at a point in the future, plan how they will get there and get the team committed to achieving the objectives.

People Development

Working with business owners and managers to develop their leadership and management skills, through 1:1 coaching, peer to peer sessions and group training workshops.

Project Management

We project manage and deliver publicly funded business support programmes on behalf of other organisations e.g Local Authorities & Chambers of Commerce.

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Following a year of rapid growth for Britain's tech industry, 2017 has already offered good news with Snapchat opening its international base in London. The move is expected to bring hundreds of millions of non-US ad revenues into the UK.

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What Our Clients Say

“We were very impressed with the way that the CDI Alliance delivered the New Opportunities Programme for companies in the Creative and Digital Industries (CDI) in Sheffield. They demonstrated an excellent understanding of the sector and were able to draw upon a wide range of expertise to deliver tailored support which was much appreciated by the businesses. I would have no hesitation on recommending the CDI Alliance to undertake similar work.”

James Wilson, Sheffield City Council

“I’ve found CDI Alliance’s input into my business venture to be refreshing and enormously validating. They provided much constructive critiquing, direct scrutiny and approached my business idea with a genuine helpful mind-set. Their one-to-one and group orientated bespoke development session was tailored to my needs and addressed many factors, I didn’t for see. I whole heartedly recommend their integrated approach of experience, knowledge and no-nonsense consulting for all creative, digital and new media business initiatives, both large and small.”

Ananth Vijaykumar (VJ), Silk Road Consulting

“CDI Alliance have worked with us on a number of projects over the last few years. Over that time I have found them to be very professional, very organised, approachable, and crucially the ability to deliver targets on time and to the agreed quality. They offered creative solutions to problems and issues that we shared with them and were never afraid of responding to constructive criticism.

All members of their team were very amiable individuals and they interacted extremely well with members of the internal team, and a range of other project leaders within the County Council, and also the beneficiaries (SMEs) of the programme. It is true to say that they more than delivered on the agreed outputs at the start of the projects.”

Bryn Davies, Lincolnshire County Council