The Digital Growth Programme

Organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire can benefit from a range of fully-funded workshops, the opportunity to receive financial help and free one to one business advice to help introduce new digital technology with the support from the Digital Growth Programme.

The Digital Growth Programme (formerly known as eBusiness Club) is managed by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and is a programme part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  It offers an array of awareness-raising seminars, strategic action-planning workshops and conferences to SMEs registered on the programme and is designed to help enterprises to embrace digital technology.

From 2016 to the end of June 2019 the programme has seen 1,044 Leicester and Leicestershire businesses receive more than 23,000 hours of free digital support. More than £3m of funding has been invested into the programme which helped to unlock an additional £2.25m of private sector investment from SMEs which received support. Take a look at our showcase brochure and showreel to see how SMEs have benefitted and the impact it has had on the business. 

The programme is set to continue until March 2022. A further £5m has been invested into the programme, with the aim of providing a further 1,000 SMEs bespoke digital advice and offering a range of workshops and seminars to help business improve productivity and grow.

If you're an SME looking to embrace the digital world sign up today and take advantage of the FREE digital support available.

How can the programme support your business?

  • Raising awareness and highlighting key factors that affect SMEs
  • Providing you with the know-how and skills
  • Workshop themes include:

Cloud Computing and Cyber Resilience


Email Marketing, CRM and Big Data

International ecommerce and Marketing

Mobile Marketing and Productivity

Online Marketing

Paid Digital Advertising

Social Media

Video Production and Marketing

Website Planning and Development

  • Grant Funding and Business Support to help your business become digital
  • Advice from Industry experts and networking opportunities

Learn more about the programme and its successes by visiting the programme's case studies page