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Digital Catalyst

Digital technologies present huge opportunities for all Humber businesses, including gaining new customers, generating higher sales, finding efficiencies and increasing staff satisfaction, to list but a few. With assistance available to help capitalise on what’s available and to unlock funding, we can help you to prepare your business for a future where digital accelerates your growth and development.

What do we mean by digital technologies? These include tools that may already be familiar – such as cloud based computing, CRMs, e-commerce, web based accounting software, computer aided design – as well as less commonly adopted resources, such as, for example, integrated digital systems, big data analytics, automation, artificial Intelligence, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality.


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How can the Digital Catalyst programme help?

Digital technology has the power to enable businesses to grow faster than ever and to transform themselves. And the great news is that increased accessibility means that every business, regardless of size, has the opportunity to benefit. The Digital Catalyst service will help you to identify how you can deliver higher levels of performance in your business, including:

  • Generating competitive advantage over your competitors.
  • Accelerating the rate of finding new customers.
  • Growing the financial value of your existing customers
  • Lowering costs and delivering operational efficiencies.
  • Working more effectively with your customers, suppliers and partners.
  • Attracting, developing and retaining talent.
  • Keeping ahead of the competition by keeping your offer fresh and up-to-date.

Who is it for?

The Digital Catalyst service is designed specifically for businesses with more than 10 employees and who can demonstrate that they have the ambition to grow their business. Participating businesses will have the ambition to deliver superior levels of performance through the adopt digital technology.

The service is comprised of three powerful, value adding elements, all facilitated by one of our expert digital technology and business growth specialists.

Digital Maturity Assessment

This enlightening assessment is structured around all the main elements of your business and will help you to:

  • Identify how digital technology can add value to your business and your customers.
  • Quantify the financial benefits you are likely to gain through enhanced digital capability.
  • Map out the resources and skills that will be required to fulfill your digital potential.

Digital Strategy Workshops

Fast paced inspirational workshops delivered at your premises and will bring together a multi-disciplined team from across your business who will work together to:

  • Develop new ideas for delivering higher levels of service to your customers.
  • Identify opportunities for operational efficiency and integration across the customer journey.
  • Identify opportunities for product, service, process and business model innovation.
  • Define how digital technology can drive fresh ideas and new ways of working.
  • Create a clear plan of action to harness digital for future success.
  • Learn from our specialists so you can use the techniques used to develop your business in the future.

Technology and Supplier Selection

We will help you to engage with trusted suppliers that are experts at supporting businesses to introduce and maximise the benefit of digital applications and technologies. Selected for their transparency and customer service, as much as their technical prowess, these providers have all the credentials to make a positive difference to your business. We will help you identify:

  • Specific, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions.
  • The skills and resources required to effectively adopt technology.
  • Funding and subsidised support that can assist with the implementation of digital strategy.

We’ve made it simple to access

We’ve already helped a number of businesses on their way to success and want to make it as simple as possible for you to access support too. If you’re interested in attending a bespoke one-to-one session, taking part in one of our workshops or finding out whether you’re eligible for a business grant, just follow our three simple steps:

Step 1.
Find the right scheme for you

The #GrowMySME programme offers support for businesses through three schemes. Browse this website for more information about each.

Step 2.
Are you eligible?

95% of SMEs in the Humber region may be eligible to access support. If you’re a business with under 250 full-time equivalent employees you should fit the bill.

Step 3.
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Simply complete an Expression of Interest and we’ll check your eligibility for you. One of our advisors will then be in touch to find out how we can help.

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Is your business eligible?

As a minimum, your business must:

  • Be trading in the Humber area – Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
  • Have less than 250 full-time equivalent employees
  • Have a turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet of less than €43m

If eligible, SMEs will be able to apply for all aspects of the #GrowMySME programme.

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Want to find out more or chat about how we can help?

To find out more about the range of services, events and grants that the programme offers, contact us on our enquire now page or give us a call.

Finance for Growth, ICT for Growth and the Business Growth Scheme are supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme. These schemes are delivered by Humber Business Growth Hub and Hull City Council, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and e-factor Group Ltd.