D2N2 Case Studies

The D2N2 Digital Growth Programme has supported more than 1,300 businesses over the last two years, helping SMEs invest in new technology. Below you will read the stories of some of those SMEs who have taken advantage of the invaluable support provided through the programme, showcasing the benefits of digital technology and the positive impact it has had on the business.  


shopreddish

SHOP REDDISH
Shop Reddish is a family-owned business specialises in creating bespoke, handcrafted personalised gifts and toys for consumers and providing highly-customised B2B engraving services. It has established itself in the top seven per cent of worldwide sellers on online marketplace etsy, but wanted to develop its own ecommerce store to broaden its product range and reach, and focus on developing more business to business sales.
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HSG

HSG
HSG is a specialist provider of washroom hygiene and water conservation solutions. It offers a unique portfolio of industry-leading products, coupled with unparalleled end-to-end delivery and installation, to provide businesses with a complete solution for washroom hygiene. Founder Simon Rice spotted an opportunity for venues such as restaurants, tourist attractions, hotels and sports stadiums to really enhance their customer experience by offering users the opportunity to ‘rate their washroom’ and report any issues.
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8days

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK PRINT SOLUTIONS
Eight Days a Week Print Solutions is a marketing services provider which specialises in personalised print and direct mail. As a traditional commercial print house, it was looking to diversify into market sectors. It needed a fresh USP and was looking to reposition itself as a marketing and communications solutions provider to differentiate itself from its competitors.
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Badgemaster

BADGEMASTER
Badgemaster is the UK’s largest badge manufacturer, which designs and makes a huge range of name badges, ID cards and lanyards from its manufacturing facility in Ashfield. It recognised the need to have a B2C ecommerce platform enabling customers to easily design and purchase a badge online in a single, simple transaction and also needed to invest in its IT infrastructure.
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Tidyco

TIDYCO
Tidyco is a market-leading engineering company which supplies hydraulic hoses, connectors, assemblies, components and services to the rail, defence, utilities and manufacturing industries in the UK. It also distributes a huge product range to the international marketplace. It wanted to enhance its in-house digital capabilities to enable it to expand its online reach and exploit new opportunities online, particularly in emerging economies like China. It was looking to integrate multi-lingual chatbot technology into its online store. 
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Champions

CHAMPIONS
Champions is an award-winning full-service brand, marketing and communications agency, providing a raft of digital, creative and publishing services. It approached the programme for help in equipping its staff with key digital skills in SEO, website development and social media advertising. It also wanted to access financial support and advice to help bring a number of digital projects to fruition to enable better remote working, client monitoring and reporting, and enhancing its provision of digital services. 
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First Class

FIRST CLASS TAILORED SOLUTIONS
First Class Tailored Solutions is an alternative education provision provider which aims to ensure that young people across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire are not left without an education. The business has undergone rapid growth and has quickly outgrown the systems, processes and technology that were put in place when it was established. This has led to a massive increase in the administrative burden placed on support staff, with the business reliant on the manual input of data.
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Momentum

MOMENTUM RECRUITMENT GROUP
Momentum Recruitment Group is a nationwide provider of recruitment and training solutions to companies of all sizes, from SMEs to Blue Chips and multinationals. The business has undergone rapid growth since it launched and has diversified and was looking to further enhance provision through the introduction of new technology, to inspire more young people to consider a career in engineering.   
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BESQ

BESQ
BESQ has been producing films for a wide range of corporate and public sector clients since 1991. It manages and delivers an entire production service, from script to screen. It provides a range of aerial cinematography services, using the latest technology available. Drone technology has developed rapidly over the past few years and as a specialist – it wanted to invest in the latest equipment to enhance its offering to clients. The firm wanted to invest in a higher-end drone capable of capturing production-quality footage.
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KURIO

KURIO 3D COMPRESSION
Kurio 3D Compression is a manufacturer of made-to-measure sportswear that delivers precise, graduated compression to help athletes of all abilities improve performance and recovery. Most people do not conform to a standard size or body shape, so off-the-shelf compression garments cannot provide accurate graduated compression. Kurio needed to be able to take accurate measurements of each individual, before tailoring precision garments to their exact size and shape.
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