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Free digital training for Cheshire businesses

By on June 18, 2018

TMC Strategic Communications are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cheshire based The Skills and Growth Company.

The Digital+ programme is the latest initiative from Connecting Cheshire, which is fully funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), the initial stages of this partnership focus on a range of seminars to enhance businesses use of IT and their connectivity.

Digital+ seminars are free to attend for eligible businesses and include:

  • Working more efficiently and profitably with digital tools
  • Reducing IT costs with cloud computing
  • Increasing leads and sales through digital marketing and social media
  • Reducing admin and improving service through e-commerce platforms
  • Using artificial intelligence as a key business tool
  • Being business-ready for new online tax and GDPR rules

Delegates will also receive a free website audit report, alongside face-to-face advice and recommendations from industry experts.

Leading the workshops, Tim McCloud, Managing Director of TMC said:

“We are extremely proud to partner with The Skills and Growth Company on this project. As an SME in the Cheshire area, we have seen first hand the contribution that the initiatives have made to the local economy from both sides of the coin.

This new series of Digital+ seminars enables us to share our in-house knowledge, whilst partnering with the expert capabilities of the Skills and Growth team’’

Dates for the confirmed seminars are

  • 26th June, Crewe Hall, Crewe
  • 12th July, Wychwood Park, Crewe
  • 18th July, Cottons Hotel, Knutsford
  • 6th September, Mottram Hall, Mottram

More dates are expected to be added throughout the year. For more information on the Digital+ Seminars, including eligibility requirements, please visit the Digital+ website here: or email:

The Digital+ programme is the latest phase of the Connecting Cheshire programme, which has been rolling out fibre broadband to more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Cheshire since 2013. Connecting Cheshire is managed by the Skills and Growth Company on behalf of the Connecting Cheshire Partnership. For more information visit:

Digital+ is available to eligible small and medium-sized businesses in Cheshire and Warrington and is part of the Digital 2020 programme supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.

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