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 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