Council running digital workshops for businesses

Council running digital workshops for businesses

​Wakefield Council is set to hold a series of workshops to help businesses in the Knottingley and Ferrybridge area to improve their business using digital technology.

The first workshop will include a digital skills diagnostic assessment, for the experts to understand the individual requirements of each business. The following two workshops will then focus on improving their websites, social media and digital marketing.

It is hoped these new digital skills will help local businesses become more efficient, reach more customers or improve their customer experience.

Cllr Michael Graham, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Skills, Digital and Technology Capabilities, said: "We are committed to a programme of economic and regenerative development in the Knottingley and Ferrybridge area, part of which will look at upskilling local businesses and traders with enhanced, digital knowledge.

"These workshops are part of our new Knottingley and Ferrybridge Action Plan, which was launched in the spring, in which we want to support local retailers as well as offering them access to a digital fund for businesses to develop their online presence."

Following on from the workshops there will also be a new grant scheme available to assist with the costs of developing their business and accessing the new technology required for growth. This will be available to the businesses which have attended the digital workshops.

Businesses must register to attend and will be required to have attended all three workshops to be eligible for the grant funding. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings on 30 October and 13 and 27 November between 6pm and 8pm. 

If you are a business located in either Knottingley or Ferrybridge and you haven't already registered your interest then please email kevans@wakefield.gov.uk