Mel Kanarek, Sheffield Digital

South Yorkshire
Co-founder and director of Sheffield Digital, Mel is also a freelance consultant specialising in the digital economy.


I’m a consultant specialising in the digital industries, operating through my business TigerNash Ltd. I am also one of the co-founders and directors of Sheffield Digital, Sheffield’s digital industries association, and represent South Yorkshire on the UK Tech Cluster Group.

Through TigerNash, I work with digital businesses, helping them to overcome the barriers that are getting in the way of their success. I’m also involved in local and regional projects aimed at creating strong digital and innovation ecosystems. I am interested in digital skills, digital adoption in businesses, and the role that a thriving digital sector plays in inclusive, sustainable regional economies.