12 Mar 2019

More than 1,000 Leicestershire businesses have signed up to an expert-led programme that helps businesses get ahead in the digital world.

The Digital Growth Programme – delivered by East Midlands Chamber* – has just hit the figure, marking a milestone for the successful project.

More businesses are now being encouraged to join the programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivers a series of workshops and seminars.

Nick Rushton, Leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: “This significant milestone demonstrates the demand for business growth in Leicestershire and highlights how eager our local businesses are to be fit-for-the-future.

“That’s why Superfast Leicestershire’s work with the Chamber is so important. Providing vital broadband connections is essential to giving businesses the opportunity to access the latest technology.

“It is great for the council’s team to be part of such a successful programme and I’d encourage any budding business leaders to come along to the conference in April and learn from some of the best in the industry.”

The project delivers fully-funded expert advice to businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire, helping them keep ahead of the latest digital trends – from social media and virtual reality to cyber security and selling online.

In addition, the full-day Leicestershire Digital Conference 19 is being held in April, and is designed to help local small and medium-sized enterprises.

Booking is now open and businesses can sign up for the event, as below:

Diane Beresford, Deputy Chief Executive of the Chamber, added: “We’re delighted to see the success of the programme in Leicester and Leicestershire, helping hundreds of businesses to make their mark in the digital world and ultimately contribute to the growth of the local economy.

“We would love to hear from more businesses who have not yet taken advantage of the project – there really is a wealth of free advice and support that will benefit all businesses, no matter what stage you’re at.”

For more information, and a full list of events, visit the website at www.leics-digital.co.uk.


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