With over a century of empowering Manchester’s leading talents, MPA membership becomes an invaluable asset for any business. It’s where decision-makers find a community that values innovation, facilitates growth, and celebrates achievements. Prioritise your team’s development and your organisation’s visibility in the heart of Manchester’s digital, creative and media landscape.

Joining the MPA not only elevates your agency’s brand but ensures every step of your company’s journey is supported and recognised. It’s an investment in your people, your growth, and your success. 

Business benefits that stack up

  • A personalised business profile for you or your business

  • Develop strategic partnerships with Manchester’s best digital, creative and media agency leaders and businesses

  • A monthly members spotlight to promote your brand

  • Sponsorship opportunities to get your brand name out across the city

  • Free promotion of your work

  • Unrivalled client entertainment opportunities

  • Access to team engagement events and socials 

  • Free entry to our Inspiration Awards

Developing your people

  • Speaking opportunities at our panels and podcasts

  • Profile-building opportunities for blog and social posts across our site

  • Build your mentoring skills through our Ideas Foundation 

  • A monthly members spotlight opportunity

  • Join year-round networking opportunities with local talent

  • Access to monthly debates and panels

  • Join over 400 others at free industry leading events like our Big Debate

Membership types

Fees are annual and excluding VAT

It’s easy to sign up for the MPA – simply fill in the form below.

Alternatively you can contact Jennie Woods or Cindy Simmons to discuss your membership type.

Signup form


More about us

The MPA is a not-for-profit organisation. Our aim is to provide members with true value for money. A fact that we hope is reflected in our membership fees.  We want you to become actively involved and share ideas and energy with us.

We aim is to collaborate across all the creative and media sectors in Greater Manchester from freelancers, start ups, digital, media, TV, film, production and all of our creative and media community.

Talent and skills is at the heart of the MPA and we aim to help to find, retain and educate our future talent for this industry.

We support the National Agency Benevolent Society (NABS), as our chosen charity. NABS helps those in need from the creative industries right here in the North West.

What you should expect when you join us

Aside from a warm welcome, you can expect a busy social calendar, leading industry insights and the opportunity to build a community of colleagues from across the city. Plus a raft of member benefits that encourage you to be part of our thriving community.

Big Debates:

Our Big Debates are open discussions that address topics relevant to the digital , creative and media industry. We bring together external and internal voices to explore, understand and equip members with everything they need to thrive.

Hosted by the MPA, it’s a completely safe space to debate, question, learn and grow develop.

MPA podcast:

Explore the MPA Podcast, where we spotlight stories from industry-leading experts and our members. Discover their journeys, successes, failures, and invaluable advice designed to propel your career forward. We’re committed to amplifying our members’ voices—and not just with a microphone. Our podcast serves as a powerful tool for building your reputation, expanding your reach, and honing your skills.

Diversity & Inclusion

We help the next generation of talent find their role models. Literally. Through our MPA ‘A Place For You Scheme’, we’ve championed diverse talent to be recognised. It’s an opportunity for diverse talent to meet future mentors and – in some cases – future mentees.

MPA Inspiration Awards

Our annual awards, celebrated at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, is an opportunity for the industry to showcase the great work that they have created right here in Manchester. Championing those that inspire, collaborate and create, we show your hard work off to Manchester’s best in digital, creative and media.

Find out more about the Inspiration Awards.

Parties & Socials

Our events, from the festive Christmas party and Golf days to the Summer BBQ, are designed to forge deeper connections among Manchester’s professionals across digital, media, and creative sectors. With a calendar bursting with fundraising events for local charities, engaging parties, and career-celebrating socials, we’re dedicated to enriching your professional network and sparking joy. Join us to create memorable experiences that inspire, connect, and celebrate the milestones of your career journey.