Over 1000 Welsh Businesses Benefit From Free ICT Advice Service

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The Superfast Business Wales Service, backed by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provides Welsh SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) with comprehensive free, ICT advice and guidance and has helped over 1000 businesses in its first year.

To date, 1081 businesses have received a telephone consultation with an online business advisor, 860 businesses have attended workshops and masterclasses ad 545 have received 1:1 advice from a digital business advisor.  Advice is provided about online technologies such as online apps, software, social media to name but a few areas in the hope that this information will help grow and develop their businesses further.

Huw is urging businesses in his Ogmore constituency to see whether Superfast Business Wales can work for them, so that their businesses can also grow using online technologies. To find out more and to register onto the Superfast Business Wales service call 0300 060 3000, email superfast@businesswales.org.uk or visit Superfast Business Wales.

Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James said:  “I’m pleased over a thousand businesses have taken advantage of the Superfast Business Wales service since it was launched a year ago and I would encourage more to do so. The service offers free independent advice and guidance on how to make the best use of the digital technology which is becoming ever more important in the business world. Superfast broadband can make a real difference to the way business communicates with its customers and helps to deliver a better quality and more efficient service. The Welsh Government is committed to investing in superfast broadband infrastructure which is vital in supporting growth and prosperity in Wales.”

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