Businesses across the East Riding are benefitting from investment by the council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with a grant of £4.4m, to collaboratively help small and medium sized enterprises take advantage of digital technologies enabled by faster broadband.

The Broadband East Riding project has developed a FREE business support programme, which helps eligible businesses to learn about and exploit advanced technology and discover the opportunities that high-speed broadband can offer.

The programme includes the expertise and guidance of a dedicated business adviser providing one-to-one advice, combined with an external Search Engine Optimisation Audit, which includes an action plan to take forward. Various workshops and training courses are also been provided that cover a range of topics devised to get the most out of being connected and to assist with business growth.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities, said: “Having access to the internet is an important aspect of modern life with many of us using it on a daily basis to keep in contact with family and friends or commercially, with many businesses requiring a secure, reliable and faster connection in order to compete and trade.

“The Broadband East Riding business support scheme will help eligible businesses get the most out of modern technology and embrace the opportunities presented by high-speed broadband.”

The Broadband Business Support Programme currently still has spaces available on the following FREE workshops for business:

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