Free workshops to encourage business growth

Workshops will be held in Market Weighton to encourage local business growth by helping businesses to learn about, and exploit, the opportunities that digital technologies and high-speed broadband can offer.

The Broadband East Riding Business Support Programme is providing a workshop on social media basics for business on 4 November, from 9.30am-1.30pm in Market Weighton. It is also running a search engine optimisation workshop in the town on 7 November, from 12.30pm-4.40pm.

Support also includes the expertise of a dedicated business adviser providing one-to-one guidance and advice. Businesses who are registered with the project can also receive bespoke business advice in the form of search engine optimisation audits or IT diagnostic reviews, both of which provide a report and action plan to take forward.

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.”

Places on workshops are free, but priority will be given to businesses that have registered with the programme.

For more information on workshops in your area and to register an interest, visit www.broadband.eastriding.gov.uk/business-support.