Wandsworth Digitech helps tech sector thrive
Published: Thursday 9th February 17
The council has set up a new business support programme to help the borough’s digital and technology sector thrive.
Businesses will be able to join an informal network which will meet monthly across the borough, with the chance to get advice from experts in their field. The next on March 7 will focus on data management and analytics.
Monthly masterclasses will include tips on marketing, funding, management, training and recruitment. The first on March 14 will be on access to finance and mastering your finances for growth.
Wandsworth has a burgeoning tech sector, boosted by the recent news that Apple will be employing up to 3,000 people when it moves its UK headquarters to Battersea Power Station.
The council’s business spokesman Cllr Kim Caddy said: “Wandsworth has more than 3,000 registered technology businesses and excellent growth prospects. This sector is key to our local economy and helps drive regeneration and job creation. We are determined to support these businesses and help them thrive.”The council has commissioned CPG Executing Consulting Ltd to deliver the programme.
Local tech entrepreneurs at the launch
Wandsworth Digitech is just part of the free business support package offered by the council. Other upcoming events include a series of business advice clinics offering personalised, one-to-one help, and a range of advice, support, talks and workshops at Wandsworth Enterprise Week.