Businesses encouraged to join Digital+ programme


Businesses encouraged to join Digital+ programme


Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has launched a new business support programme called Digital+. 

The Digital+ programme offers fully-funded support and advice to help small and medium-sized businesses maximise faster broadband and digital tools.

These include things like cloud computing, digital marketing and social media.

The programme also aims to help companies adapt to wider issues, such as the upcoming changes to data protection legislation.

The council is holding a series of one-day seminars, which provide expert support in small groups and include a bespoke audit of each participating business’s website. 

Seminars on digital marketing or social media will take place as follows:

● 22nd May – Digital marketing, at Wychwood Park, near Crewe

● 24th May – Digital marketing, at The Cottons, Knutsford

● 5th June – Social media, at Vale Royal Abbey, near Northwich

● 12th June – Digital marketing, at Mottram Hall, near Macclesfield

● 21st June – Digital marketing, at Mottram Hall, near Macclesfield

● 26th June – Social media, at Crewe Hall, Crewe

To find out more and register your interest, visit 

Cheshire East councillor George Hayes, chairman of the Skills and Growth Company, said: “We believe the Digital+ programme is a vital opportunity to help businesses grow and adapt to the ever-changing world of digital tools, broadband and social media.

“With our support, businesses can maximise the benefits and transform the way they work.”

The Digital+ programme is the latest phase of the Connecting Cheshire programme, which has been rolling out fibre broadband to more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Cheshire since 2013.

Digital+ is available to eligible small and medium-sized businesses in Cheshire and Warrington and is part of the Digital 2020 programme supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.