Digital 2020 Business Masterclasses Launched

Digital 2020 Business Masterclasses Launched

Our latest business support package is now live, called Digital 2020 Business, and the first masterclass events will take place during November.

Digital 2020 is the fourth phase of our Connecting Cheshire project and will target rural areas in Cheshire and Warrington, where broadband speeds remain low and where it has not been commercially viable to invest previously, plus a digital business support package to enable businesses to exploit digital technologies such as e-commerce, cloud computing and a broadband connection voucher scheme for businesses.

Could your business benefit from an intensive free ‘Unlock the Future’ masterclass on how best to integrate your digital marketing and communication?

For more details on the 3 masterclasses taking place in Chester, Nantwich and Warrington, see the Connecting Cheshire website here

Digital 2020 Business is available across Cheshire and Warrington for eligible small and medium sized businesses.

For more on the Digital 2020 project see our recent media release here.

Notes to editors:

Connecting Cheshire

The project is receiving £960,000 funding from Connecting Cheshire, and will oversee a business contribution of £140,000 as part of a 20 per cent contribution to the broadband connection voucher scheme included in Digital 2020.

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European Regional Development Fund

The project is receiving £3.61m of funding from the England Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the ERDF. Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit

Broadband Delivery UK

The project has been allocated £2.54m of funding from Broadband Delivery UK, (BDUK), part of the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. BDUK is delivering superfast broadband and local full-fibre networks to the nation. The government is supporting investment to:

  • Provide superfast broadband coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by December 2017;
  • Provide access to basic broadband (2Mbps) for all; and
  • Stimulate private investment in full fibre connections by 2021

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