The Digital Growth Programme Team

Maria Peggs

Maria is the Digital Business Adviser for businesses in Leicestershire where she is responsible for providing business support to SMEs as well as specialist advice and guidance on how they can enhance and grow their business with the use of digital technology and IT, and will provide guidance and support in the application process for the Technology Grant scheme being offered as part of the Digital Growth Programme.

With over 20 years’ experience working with businesses and a previous business owner herself, Maria recognises the challenges faced by SMEs today. She is passionate about supporting SMEs and with the wealth of experience, she is able to provide business support and advice in how they can enhance their business performance with the introduction of digital technology through the resources available from being part of the Digital Growth Programme.

Maria joins the team to engage with local businesses who require specialist advice and direction to achieve their growth potential. Her background includes previously being a Business owner, Mentor and Consultant, where she has worked closely with SMEs specialising in building, developing and retaining highly focused strategic sales and marketing plans, operational planning and resourcing.

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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