Durham Digital Programme Supports SMEs
Digital Drive County Durham receives £2m funding to help support SMEs across the country.
07:41 21 July 2020
Digital Drive County Durham has received more than £2million funding to help support SMEs maximise their growth potential through digital technology. The scheme, which is overseen by Business Durham, will provide support to different businesses through free digital health checks, workshops, masterclasses and events.
Sarah Slaven, Business Durham's interim managing director, said: "We're delighted to announce we have secured an additional £2.34million of funding for our Digital Drive County Durham programme.
"We will now be able to support more businesses from across the county to develop their digital capabilities in order to grow and remain competitive.
"It's fantastic to have been able to support more 400 businesses since the programme was established, both before and during the Covid-19 crisis, when we were able to be flexible enough to provide support quickly for business.
"With the additional funding there is scope for more businesses to tap into the project and find out how digital technology can help them to increase their productivity."
"This is particularly important as the economy moves into the recovery phase as it is vital we continue to support businesses to grow, thrive and create jobs."