5 Jan 2017

The eBusiness Club prepares to launch the Digital Growth Programme!

The brand new Digital Growth Programme is ready to launch!

Over the past few months, The eBusiness Club have been busy planning the brand new ERDF funded Digital Growth Programme ready to launch in February 2017. 

Since November the existing eBusiness team has grown from 6 to 15, with the recruitment of 3 Events and Engagement Officers, 4 Digital Business Advisors and a Grants and Finance Officer. You can find out more about who represents your local area here

The Digital Growth Programme is here to support SME businesses based in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and shapes up to be an exciting and engageing programme running through to June 2019. Over the lifespan of the programme we hope to host over 600 training workshops, seminars and conferences, all based around Digital Marketing and Information Technology. We will also work closely with businesses to offer advice and support to help grow businesses in our region and offer access to EU funding in the form of a grant to help you maximise the potential of your business even further through the use of technology and software based solutions. By offering these services we hope to boost the economy in the East Midlands, and create further jobs within the field. 

Throughout February and March, the team will be hosting Digital Growth Programme Launch Events to help promote and introduce the programme to qualifying businesses. These informal events are a great opportunity to come along to a venue in your local area and hear all about the programme, the workshop subjects and funding opportunities, the eligibilty criteria and learn how to enrol onto the programme to be able to take advantage of all we have to offer. It will also give you an opportunity to meet the representative in charge of your local area, who will be your main point of contact if you wish to participate in the programme and use the support available to your SME business. The events themselves are breakfast seminars, so you get to enjoy all of this over a delicious breakfast - what's not to love!?


For more information on the programme, visit the project page or contact us here

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 workshop I've been to, so relevant and current

Laura Bruce, Steel City Marketing, Sheffield

Really impressive workshop, with great in depth practical advice and examples. The explanation of hidden feature on social media was very useful and I will be going away from the session looking at building and executing a full social media strategy for my business. Thank you again for providing me access to workshop and the information if delivered.

Wossicon Brown, Sheffield

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

The GDPR seminar was fantastic and I have already to action certain points within marketing strategy.

Barry Aldridge, TidyCo Ltd, Derby

A massive thank you to Liam and the programme - an insightful and very engaging workshop. I particulary found the hashtag elements useful.

Efficiency North, Sheffield

The GDPR seminar was fantastic and I have already to action certain points within marketing strategy.

Barry Aldridge - Marketing Manager, Tidyco Ltd, Derby

Using my new blogging skills thanks to the fab blogging workshop I attended with Paul Ince.

Sally Davies, Jumpstart I.T Training Services Ltd, Arnold

Thank you Digital Growth programme, you made me believe in myself and gave me skills and knowledge to change our website. I strongly recommend these workshop to SMEs.

Svetlana Parmar, The Winchester Snooker Club, Leicestershire

The Digital Growth Programme is an excellent asset to the East Midlands – it has really helped my company push on in ways that otherwise may not have been possible

Carl Musson, S&J European, Leicestershire

The application is straight forward, access to the team for help is superb and the potential benefits to your company are huge

Carole Hunter, London Edge, Leicester

We used a digital grant to introduce new technology in our warehouse, allowing the guys allow to take on extra business. A lot of our customers are needing faster processing, and this will help us fulfil those orders. It allows us to be quicker and more accurate

James Munton, CS Ellis Ltd, Leicestershire