16 Oct 2018

Digital Growth Programme to support region’s largest business event

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) is the region’s largest business event and aims to drive economic growth across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for the benefit of all who live, do business and work there.

Taking place from 29 October to 9 November 2018. The festival represents the prosperity, innovation and growth that shows the region is at the heart of UK Business.

As part of the LBF, we are excited to announce the Digital Growth Programme will be holding a series of FREE workshops and seminars supporting local business embrace the digital world.
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Our breakfast seminars and full day action-planning workshops are designed to support local SMEs with increasing their digital skills, covering a range of topics from Social Media and Website Planning to Cyber Security and Marketing Automation. Delivered by industry experts, the workshops are free of charge to attend for eligible businesses and provide you and your business with the latest digital knowledge and techniques.

To book onto any of the action-planning workshop, please click on the links below or visit the Leicester Business Festival website You can also view the official programme here

30 Oct | What's New in Google Analytics
iGem Conference Centre | Kegworth

31 Oct | Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials
Holiday Inn Express | Leicester

31 Oct and 7 Nov | Integrating Social Media into Your Business (two day workshop) 
Ullesthorpe Court Hotel | Harborough

1 Nov | Growing your Ecommerce Business
The Belmont Hotel | Leicester

6 Nov | Using Marketing Automation Software to Increase Sales 
The Belmont Hotel | Leicester

6 Nov | Protect and prepare: secure your business against IT fraud and data loss
Leicester Racecourse | Oadby and Wigston

8 Nov | An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising        
Ullesthorpe Court Hotel | Harborough

8 Nov | Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising 
Dock | Leicester

As well as workshops, the Digital Growth Programme offers SMEs access to grant funding from £2,000 to £42,000 (subject to conditions), to support business growth and development through utilising and exploiting new digital technology. For more details about grant funding and how to apply please contact Nancy Mayeka on 0777 659 7974.

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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