4 Oct 2017

1,000 businesses look to grow through the Digital Growth Programme

1,000 businesses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire have now registered to the Digital Growth programme. Our programme aims to support businesses to grow through introducing digital technology into their business.  

Delivered by expert consultants the programme offers an array of awareness-raising seminars, strategic action-planning workshops, hackathons and conferences available for SMEs registered on the programme and is designed to help enterprises to embrace new technology, learn about new software and gain digital skills. Businesses also have access to receive financial help through our Technology Grants (subject to conditions) and free one to one business advice to help introduce new digital technology.

Our action-planning workshops cover a range of subjects from digital and social media marketing to wider information technology areas such as cyber resilience and international marketing.

If you are not already benefitting from the programme, why not sign up today. We have many workshops scheduled between now and December. To see all our workshops or to book please click here.


  • 11 October Newark - Growing your ecommerce business
  • 11 October – Glossop - Digital marketing for local business
  • 12 October – Nottingham- Online marketing for local business
  • 12 October - Chesterfield - Understanding paid search and display advertising
  • 17 October - Mansfield - Planning an effective website
  • 19 October – Matlock - Converting website visitors into sales
  • 19 October – Nottingham - Developing a cyber resilience strategy 
  • 30 October - Retford, Nottingham - Effective search engine optimisation (SEO)


  • 10 October – Leicester - Effective search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • 12 October - Blaby - Developing content for the web
  • 24 October – Leicester - Understanding paid search and display advertising
  • 25 October – Hinckley - Integrating social media into your business (two-day workshop)
  • 27 October – Leicester - Converting website visitors into sales
  • 31 October - Leicester - Data and making the most of your business relationships 

Book your place TODAY!

Amazing workshop, provided tons of information about creating content - it's a must for any busy small business owner!

Rashpal Rai, Wellbeing Works, Derby

Best training I've been to, so relevant and current

Laura Bruce, Steel City Marketing, Sheffield

These workshops are brilliant. The trainers are very knowledgeable and the workbooks great

Sandy Leong, Sahara Consultancy UK Ltd

In addition to helping develop my digital presence, these workshops are helping me reshape and refocus my business

David Primrose, Synergy Food Ingredients, Melton Mowbray

I really appreciate the Digital Growth Programme and have benefitted from previous workshops and seminars. Now that my knowledge in this area is growing I am looking forward to attending more seminars so that I can build on my knowledge and skills

Dorinda Miller, Into Deeper Waters, Nottinghamshire

Before, Google Analytics was a bit of a minefield, but I now feel more confident to use it in the way that works best. Looking forward to future courses!

Emma Daley, SortRefer, Derby

The workshops exceeded my expectations! A huge amount of useful information delivered in a straight-forward, practical and professional way. I am leaving the day with lots of ideas for implementation and looking forward to attending the next workshop

Kate Brudenell, Hawthorn, Melton Mowbray

Really informative workshop, lots to take away and apply to our own site. This is a brilliant service on offer and I’m extremely grateful to be able to attend these workshops

Emma Bradley, Bradley Brown Internet, Nottingham

These seminars are extremely useful for small business people to keep ahead with changes in the digital market

Angela Roebuck, Tom's Barn and Douglas's Barn, Derbyshire