Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) is the only trade body for the UK’s wider games and interactive entertainment industry. We are a not-for-profit and are passionate about games, games businesses and their place in the world.



TIGA is the non-profit trade association representing the UK’s games industry. Our members include independent games developers, in-house publisher-owned developers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities.


AWS for Games aligns purpose-built game development capabilities – including AWS services, AWS solutions, and AWS Partners – against game specific solution areas to help developers build, run, and grow their games.

Barclays Games

Barclays is supporting Game Republic as an Affiliate Member, sponsorship of key events and also special events and help at the Eagle Lab venues.

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British Film Institute

The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. The BFI manages the cultural test for games companies to qualify for tax relief.

BFI website

CG Hero

CGHero is the worldwide hub for CGI talent, providing seamless delivery of 2D, 3D, animation, technical and VFX from over 6,000 industry pros. With 1,400 Unreal artists available on demand, we help studios instantly scale their art teams, at any stage of the project. Without hassle, without stress, we make it easy for studios to deliver their projects on time, with full compliance and security.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper works with many of the world’s leading technology companies, offering advice throughout a broad range of areas – from corporate transactions to IP protection, patent law and litigation, and including regulatory, compliance, employment and contracting issues.

Eaton Smith

Whether you are a video games publisher, developer or freelancer, or are a licensor or prospective licensee of a property or are involved in the video games industry in some other way, we understand the game development environment and pressures under which you operate. If you need legal assistance with your game development projects, we can help.

Eaton Smith website

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Escape Technology

We are a technology reseller and services provider for visual effects. Based in the UK and Germany, we work with industry leading technology partners to offer sales, consultation, leasing, finance and technical support from our in-house team.


Fragomen in Sheffield understands the distinct immigration needs and challenges facing businesses in the north of England and across the UK. We are located in the centre of Sheffield and partner with businesses of all sizes, individuals and their families to offer immigration solutions that meet your unique needs.

HOST Salford

HOST Salford is the home of the UK’s first Unity Centre of Excellence with an incubator and train-the-trainer programmes.


The Indielab Games Accelerator is a fantastic opportunity for game developers in West Yorkshire, presenting an accelerator programme designed specifically for games studios looking to grow and expand, and starts in Leeds early 2022

Irwin Mitchell

At Irwin Mitchell, we pride ourselves in understanding people. We understand that everybody’s situation is different, be it business or personal.

Renaissance PR

Creating the best environment for the games industry’s most innovative projects to succeed through strategic, measurable and curated planning.


The Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN) is a unique, business-facing initiative supporting the TV, film and games industries in Yorkshire and the Humber.



We’re dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities.

Tileyard North

Our unique workspaces at Rutland Mills in Wakefield (next to the Hepworth Gallery) offer a perfect solution for businesses working in the creative sector – from fledging start-ups to established industry giants.

Wakefield Council

Wakefield Council provides local services including education, social care, culture, leisure, waste, planning, transport

Wordarch Studio

Wordarch is a Turkish indie game localization studio based in the UK. Our clients range from publishers like Annapurna Interactive to solo indie devs. We localised titles like 12 Minutes, The Artful Escape, Last Stop, I AM DEAD, Move or Die, Lake, and many more. With Wordarch Studio, localisation makes sense.

XR Stories

XR Stories is investing in Yorkshire as a centre for world-leading, innovative digital storytelling.