The Digital Enterprise business support programme assists small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) which are looking to develop through an investment in digital technology.

Growth of professional services company supported by Digital Enterprise funding

A successful application to the Digital Enterprise programme has seen Network Scientific, a specialist recruitment agency, secure funding for investment in a new website and a specialist CRM system. Providing services for the scientific, medical, laboratory and engineering sectors across the UK, the company were looking to develop efficiencies and process improvements to fulfil potential for further growth. Following a recommendation from another Harrogate based business, Network Scientific contacted the SME Growth Manager, Alistair Forbes.

With Alistair's support in securing Digital Enterprise funding, the company has seen an increase in website enquiries and improvements to client management that have led to business growth of 20% year on year.

The Digital Enterprise programme offers three strands of support for eligible businesses:

  1. A Digital Growth Voucher - worth from £2,000 to £10,000 for eligible businesses. The voucher can be used to help cover the cost of investing in digital technology solutions to enhance business performance and achieve growth - please visit
  2. A Connectivity Voucher worth between £500 and £1,000 for eligible businesses looking to upgrade their digital connection (broadband). This voucher offer is currently closed (with effect from 12 April 2019) and will re-open in September 2019.
  3. The Digital Knowledge Exchange, which is a programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring support to managers/owners focused on digital technology solutions, for example Digital and social media marketing, Search Engine Optimisation and Cyber security/digital resilience etc. Events and workshops will be delivered at venues across the Leeds city region. For more information about this service please visit

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