NUX Manchester – 29 June 2023

Welcome back Manchester!

We’re delighted to return for our fourth event in 2023. We’ll continue the conversation with our Manchester community.

The event is kindly hosted and sponsored by Apadmi. Join us from 5.30pm for food, drinks and networking. The event will start at 6pm.


5.30pm – 6.00pm – Networking, food and drinks

6.00pm – 6.15pm – Intro from Apadmi and the NUX team

6.15pm – 7.00pm – The Power of Practice (Paul Bailey – Head of Design at SPARCK)

Paul Bailey
How to create and cultivate the conditions that enable us to do our best work

There’s no doubt the pandemic was a catalyst for accelerating digital transformation. Over the last few years, many organisations have scaled fast. Scrambling to recruit skilled researchers and designers to meet demand.

But as teams scale, how do you create and cultivate the conditions where happy researchers and designers do their best work?In this session, I’ll share insights from my journey over the last 5 years at SPARCK. Where we have grown a team of 130+ people, 5 communities of practice across 4 countries and 15 locations (phew!)

Attending this session you’ll learn…

– Why vibrant communities of practice give you a competitive advantage
– What matters is not individual capabilities, but the interaction between people
– How to bring people together to connect, support, share and learnMost importantly, I’ll explain why practice should never make perfect and share practical tips to help you create effective ‘Communities of Practice’ in your own organisation.

7.00pm – 7.15pm – Break

7.15pm – 7.50pm – Design Principles – A User Guide (Llara Geddes – UX Principal AND Digital)

Llara Geddes
In this session, we’ll look at what Design Principles are, and why they matter. I’ll run through a workshop format for establishing your Design Principles, and share suggestions for embedding them in your organisation.

7.50pm – Wrap up and after social at The Dockyard

How to get tickets

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How to find us

Getting here

Visit the Apadmi Website for information on how to find the venue.

About Apadmi

Apadmi creates technology to keep organisations and their customers moving forward. It does that by creating digital products which solve complex problems and deliver enriching experiences across mobile, web and digital platforms.

Apadmi’s team of 250 in-house experts work with clients to define, design and engineer transformational products, solving business challenges for the likes of Domino’s Pizza, Co-op, NHS, Chetwood, BBC, SailGP, Wattbike and Chelsea Football Club.

Headquartered in Manchester’s Media City and with offices across Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam and Portugal, Apadmi is growing organically and through acquisition, most recently acquiring The Mobile Company in the Netherlands.


We’re excited to announce we’ve teamed up with Pip Decks and Rosenfeld Media and have some great prizes to giveaway on the evening.

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