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Scale Up 4 Growth Gloucestershire: More workshops announced

The Scale Up 4 Growth Gloucestershire (S4GG) programme has announced more workshops for the county this summer.

So far, the programme has provided grant funding and training to 60 businesses in Gloucestershire.

Delivered in partnership between UWE Bristol, Gloucestershire College and NatWest, and funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Scale Up 4 Growth supports businesses in Gloucestershire to grow, expand and scale.

The aim of the programme is to enable businesses to develop their potential, create job opportunities, get ready to scale up and overcome barriers to growth.

The latest workshops, taking place at Gloucestershire College on July 11 and 12, will focus on supporting businesses to navigate adopting new digital technologies and increasing opportunities for growth.

According to the United Nations impact report, digital technologies have developed faster than any other innovation, with social media now connecting almost 50 per cent of the entire global population.

Digital technologies are becoming more widespread, and the Government recognises that digital technologies are key to the nation's future prosperity. From social media and e-commerce to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and cloud computing, these technologies can change the way we live and work.

Businesses more than ever need to invest in digital solutions to improve performance, productivity, and flexibility. This can be a difficult landscape to navigate.

How do you make the right choices for your business? Do you have the skills you need in the team? And how do you keep your business and customer information safe in this new digital world?

The Scale Up 4 Growth team has recognised the increasing need for SMEs to become more digital savvy. From design thinking and digital adoption, to cyber security and funding, the Digital Scale-up for Your Business workshops will help business leaders to understand new digital technologies, get hands on with design thinking methods and consider the next steps for scaling.

It is a unique opportunity to get practical advice from leading experts in design thinking, digital transformation and cyber security.

The workshop takes place over the course of two days and is delivered by the S4GG partnership, consisting of the University of the West of England, NatWest and Gloucestershire College.

Speakers include Salus Cyber, SPARCK, and Together Digital. The course combines theory and practice and includes engaging sessions on strategies to closing skills gaps, making the right digital choices, cyber security and funding readiness.

The workshop is aimed at SMEs based in Gloucestershire from early-stage start-ups to established companies.

The workshops take place at Gloucestershire College's Cheltenham campus on July 11 and 12 from 9am to 4pm.

Places are limited. Find out more and register. 

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