Published on February 25, 2014
Connecting Cambridgeshire Destination Digital Launch Councillor Ian Bates Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk
Agenda • Welcome Councillor Ian Bates Cabinet Member for Growth & Planning • Keynote address David Cleevely Cambridge Wireless founder & Chairman • Destination Digital & Connecting Cambridgeshire Noelle Godfrey Connecting Cambridgeshire Programme Director • The opportunities Nicola Graves Destination Digital Project Manager • Business support Peter White YTKO Director • Panel Q&A
Why digital is so important for Cambridgeshire businesses Dr David Cleevely
Destination Digital Noelle Godfrey, Programme Director
Helping to Create new jobs Feb 2014 Boost Cambridgeshire economy Improve productivity Increase profitability Improve resource efficiency Encourage innovation Mar 2015
Opportunities Nicola Graves, Project Manager
Connection vouchers • Up to £3,000 to fund the one-off installation cost of connecting to faster broadband • SMEs in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire • Sole traders and non-profit organisations included www.destinationdigital.info #DDLiftOff
Connection vouchers Business premises – includes home based businesses and business parks. Minimum 6 month contract Your new service must deliver a speed or performance improvement You have not received more than €200k in public funding in the last three years www.destinationdigital.info #DDLiftOff
How? Application form +2 quotes from registered suppliers Voucher Invoice and claim form Invoice payment www.destinationdigital.info #DDLiftOff
Business support and grants SMEs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (incl. sole traders and non-profit organisations) You have not received more than €200k in public funding in the last three years You are interested in using digital products and services to grow your business www.destinationdigital.info #DDLiftOff
What can I get? • Free, tailored business support and advice • Events and workshops in your area • Grants of up to £4,000 to buy digital products and services to help your company gain the competitive edge www.destinationdigital.info #DDLiftOff
How? Call 0800 9177044 to speak to an advisor Start receiving 12 hours of support Apply for a grant If successful, make a purchase & receive up to 40% back www.destinationdigital.info #DDLiftOff
COUNTY-WIDE BUSINESS SUPPORT Peter White, YTKO
We discuss and develop • What’s in it for me? – Create a strategy – and return on investment – Be confident and informed – Gain benefits and opportunities – Measure, and build better business
Through workshops, 1:1s… • • • • • Small local team Business skills and technical knowledge Series of practical workshops county-wide Plus diagnostics, 1:1 advice, and more Alongside vouchers and grants
Objective is simple: • Better informed and skilled SMEs across all sectors, able to make the most of the opportunities • Close and mutually beneficial relationships between demand and supply side • Full - and informed - take up of grants and vouchers to support local firms
Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 9177044 #destinationdigital Linkd.in/1dTYerD www.destinationdigital.info
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