Lincolnshire

New digital support scheme to help Lincolnshire SMEs get online

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Business Lincolnshire will launch a new support programme providing grants of up to £1,000 to help small and medium sized companies get online in March.

One-day training workshops will be hosted in several locations across the county, including Lincoln, Skegness, Sleaford, Gainsborough, Market Deeping, Boston, Louth and Grantham.

In addition to the grants, digital experts will be available to help businesses implement digital technologies and take advantage of superfast and ultrafast broadband currently being installed across the county.

Under this programme there will also be an opportunity for businesses to access ‘Tech Hubs’ in Lincolnshire, which will showcase hi tech equipment such as 3D printers and scanners, ultrafast cameras and UV printers, with support on hand to help businesses understand how this technology could help their business or develop new products.

The fully funded, one day training courses will launch in March, including specialist courses in cyber security, digital marketing, social media and selling online.

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Digital technology is transforming the employment landscape, driving business productivity, and reimagining traditional industries.

“We can see businesses across the UK getting ahead and we want to make sure that we are not left behind in Lincolnshire.

“This is a European Regional Development Fund programme so there is no cost to businesses but it is available for a limited time only.”

To book a place on a digital workshop, email [email protected] for further information.