Digital scheme to support business

From left to right: Lucy Cansfield, Jon Monks, Joanna Wake and Kate Dawson.
From left to right: Lucy Cansfield, Jon Monks, Joanna Wake and Kate Dawson.

A new programme which will give businesses in Northumberland a raft of digital and online marketing support has been launched.

Arch Digital has commissioned a package which supports eligible businesses to harbour the benefits of online technologies through a superfast broadband connection.

The fully funded support programme consists of face-to-face advice, access to a unique learning portal and tailored master class sessions with specialist trainers.

The event features business owners and local champions of broadband, including guest speakers who have transformed their business through the use of online technology.

iNorthumberland Business Support will help businesses benefit from online technology, saving time, money and improving efficiency.

The support package is bespoke and aims to inspire and transform businesses and includes one-to-one support, access to an online learning system, free master classes and financial incentives – worth up to £400.

The project includes support topics, such as social media, search engine optimisation, digital marketing, cloud technologies for business and e-commerce. All support and funding is subject to an eligibility criteria.

Dave Ledger, Arch chairman and deputy leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “We firmly believe this programme will help the Northumberland economy to grow as businesses are supported to realise their full online potential.

“This is an important step to bring faster broadband speeds to every business in Northumberland and grasp all the benefits and opportunities this new technology can bring.”

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