Leics - Digital Growth Programme

Want to move your business to the Digital Age? Discover how the Digital Growth Programme can help you

The Digital Growth Programme is a £5.2 million project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) that provides dedicated support to enterprises located in Leicester and Leicestershire. It aims to support growing businesses to explore and introduce new and emerging ICT products and services into their business to improve competitiveness and productivity. 

Eligible businesses can access:

  • Awareness-raising seminars
  • Strategic action-planning workshops
  • Conferences
  • Business advice
  • Grant funding (subject to conditions)

The Programme is open to eligible businesses who are registered to the programme.

Workshops

The Programme delivers full-day action-planning workshops covering a range of topics from social media and website planning to cyber resilience and cloud computing. 

Delivered by industry experts, workshops are structured to provide businesses with the latest digital knowledge and techniques. Each session allows you to consider strategic objectives and draw up a plan of action to develop and grow your business.

Workshop themes include:

  • Website planning and development
  • Online marketing
  • Email marketing, CRM and Big Data
  • Social media
  • Ecommerce including International marketing
  • Mobile marketing and productivity
  • Paid digital advertising
  • Video production and marketing
  • Cloud computing and cyber resilience

 Access to Finance

Technology Grants from £2,000 to £40,000 are available, subject to conditions. The aim of the grant is to support businesses to utilise their existing technology solutions to full potential, or assist in the introduction of new systems and software. All grants must be 65% match-funded by the business and details of the application process can be found on the technology grants page.

Digital Business Advisers

To further support your business, the dedicated Digital Business Advisers provide support and advice in your development and growth. They will work closely with you to gain a better understanding of your business and the breadth of technology that exists in your current structure and help develop a plan to move forward. They can also support and assist you with the grant funding process.

Leicester and Leicestershire Digital Growth Programme targets

The Programme runs until June 2019 and is contracted to deliver the following results:

  • 682 enterprises receiving at least 12 hours of support including 101 new businesses created
  • 101 enterprises taking up broadband with speeds of at least 30 Mbps
  • 446 enterprises supported to introduce new to the firm products or processes

 Register today to take advantage of the Digital Growth Programme!

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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

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

Attending this workshop has changed my view on email marketing. I found the content about design, strategy, CTA and landing pages very useful. After this session I will be looking at employing a dedicated person to look after email campaign for my business.

Mukesh Parmar, The Winchester, Leicestershire

A really clear and well explained workshop which demystified Social Media and made progressing things feel more manageable.  Paul was professional but kept it informal which was perfect level for newbies to Social Media, and I felt I was able to ask questions.

Claire Hynam, Sleepyheads, Leicestershire

Really interesting and practical workshop. I found the content about GDPR and the implications very useful as well as design email campaigns myself. From the session I will be taking away lots of practical actions to allow me to look at how effective my current email campaign are

Matthew and Pritcherd, Leicestershire