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Digital Support for Businesses

This page provides a number of key sources of support, skills development and grants that may be available to help you develop your digital capability.

Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub

The Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The support is FREE and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  

The programme is open to growth businesses in the digital sector who are innovating in health, well-being and the creative media sectors. Business acceleration is tailored, so it could be about engaging a consultant, building a tech team, modelling the finances or a market strategy, working with an expert to build an investment pitch or to make a grant application.

As the programme is delivered by the University of Bath there is also the opportunity to work with academics and researchers on cutting edge technolgy and R&D projects.

Apply here:

WECA Growth Hub – Trading Better Online

Trading Better Online is a West of England Combined Authority initiative which provides free, expert business support to help your business innovate and grow, enhance your digital presence and increase online sales.

North Somerset Enterprise Agency

Learn how to specify, buy, maintain and secure your business IT.

Weston College

Weston College offers a range of online courses for adults at Level 1 and Level 2.

The college also provides Applied Computing degrees.

Business West

Business West offers International Digital Marketing Masterclasses

and training in developing a Digital Marketing Strategy as well as providing a range of business skills training.

HM Government Computer Skills

HM Government provides information on how to find basic IT skills courses and qualifications:

Digital Boost

Free digital advice for small businesses and charities impacted by coronavirus, delivered by volunteers.

Support is available for online marketing, design and branding, remote working, content strategy and more.

The scheme is supported by multiple public and private sector partners.

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

Start-up and growing UK businesses can access free training, services, credits and support from Amazon, Enterprise Nation and partners –and an intensive week-long bootcamp to help 1,000 offline businesses get online.

This free, online educational programme is for anyone who wants to start a new online business or grow an existing one.  The online learning is tailored to an applicant’s experience level, with a curriculum covering website building, selling online, social media, marketing, managing cashflow, selling on Amazon, and identifying growth opportunities.

This programme is open for businesses at all stages that are based in or setting up in the UK.

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Enterprise Nation
133 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QA

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