who is it for?
We’re here to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Cumbria. The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We’re able to support tourism, manufacturing, professional services and a wide number of businesses that sell directly to other businesses. You need to have been trading for at least 12 months, be registered in Cumbria and not be owned by a non-SME organisation.
To find out more, fill in our Expression of Interest.
what do i get?
Our Digital Technology Experts work with you to identify how digital technology can support the achievement of your goals. A typical project will cover the following stages:
STAGE 1 – Review your current levels of digital adoption and how technology is driving the achievement of your goals and objectives.
STAGE 2- Analyse your processes, systems and customer journeys to identify where and how digital technology can enhance performance.
STAGE 3 - Define: identify suitable and cost-effective solutions and technology suppliers.
STAGE 4 - Implement: develop an implementation plan and support its delivery through:
Digital Skills Academy: a range of digital masterclasses and workshops designed to develop digital skills across your business.
Exemplar Visits: a series of best practice visits to businesses who have already effectively adopted digital technology and are realising the benefits of doing so.
Technology Showcases: showcase events providing you the opportunity to learn about, interact and test-drive a range of digital technologies.
Resources, expertise and funding: impartial brokerage to the resources, expertise and funding required to support to implementation of your plan.
All worth £5,000 per business, but totally free of charge to you.
Now what’s not to like about that………………??
am i eligible?
You can find out if you're eligible for FREE support in the following ways:
Online awareness sessions helping you to understand the power of digital in your business, and giving more information about the programme.