10 May 2018

Digital Leaders, the nationwide initiative for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities has shortlisted the dotSHF – Sheffield’s Digital Coalition for the ‘best cross-sector collaboration award’.

The council is a founder member of dotSH and has worked with Sheffield Digital and other local partners to establish a coalition of people and organisations, representing different areas of expertise and interest in making Sheffield a thriving digital city.

The members share a collective ambition, and some responsibility, for developing the city’s digital capabilities in particular areas.  There are over 100 organisations who are currently engaged including the Council, Sheffield Digital, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, The Floow, Zoo Digital and the AMRC.

The coalition, which was founded in July 2017 is working on joining organisations and individuals to drive better outcomes for Sheffield in areas such as the digital economy, transport, connectivity, data sharing and digital inclusion.

Mark Gannon, Director of Business Change and Information Solutions at Sheffield City Council said: “We are delighted to be nominated for the award which recognises that Sheffield is a collaborative place and has a big ambition to be a leading digital city and creating a smarter and digitally connected society that can lead to better opportunities for people and businesses in Sheffield.”

Councillor Olivia Blake, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We have some big challenges in the city that our digital work can help overcome, from air quality to connectivity. This nomination recognises the great work we have been doing to address these challenges collaboratively across the city.”

The winner will be decided be members of the public who can cast their vote online at, www.digileaders100.com

The outcome will be announced at the DL100 awards dinner in London on 21 June 2018.