Google offering free advice and coaching for businesses as Digital Garage tour comes to Brigg

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Oct 2018

Experts from Google will be offering free advice and coaching to help people grow their business, career and confidence.

The online giant brings its Digital Garage to the Angel Suite in Brigg today, (Friday, October 12) to provide bespoke training courses on digital skills.

Sessions will include tips on building a digital marketing plan, social media strategy, how to make a business more visible online, and an introduction to digital advertising.

Free one-to-one coaching will also be offered for people with any level of experience, from advice on taking the first steps online, to building a digital CV and growing their personal brand online.

Ronan Harris, managing director of Google UK, said: "In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful and when it comes to business, it's essential.


Free digital skills workshops will form part of the Google Digital Garage's visit to Brigg (Image: Getty Images)

"We are delighted to bring the Google Digital Garage to Brigg to ensure everyone has access to free digital skills workshops and one-to-one coaching.

"We want to give businesses in Brigg the digital skills they need to make the most of new technologies to level the playing field against their competition, reach new customers beyond their local area and grow, whilst ensuring they remain at the heart of the local community."

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A study by Innovate UK found digital skills and improved digital marketing to be the top priorities for towns in order of importance to their high street, town or city centre.

And research by the Federation of Small Businesses found more than a quarter of business owners in England lacked confidence in their own digital skills, while more than a fifth believed a lack of basic digital skills among their staff delays a business in progressing digitally.

The Google Digital Garage was launched in the UK three years ago to help address this gap in opportunity and give people in the UK the skills they need to achieve the goals they have not yet reached.

Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy said: "I am incredibly grateful to Google for bringing their Digital Garage to my constituency.


Andrew Percy MP, pictured in Brigg

"This is a fantastic project which will provide valuable advice and skills to businesses and start-ups in the local area.

"Moreover, this initiative is particularly welcome in more rural market towns like Brigg, where opportunities such as these are not often available."

The Google Digital Garage will be at the Angel Suite, in Brigg's Market Place, from 10am to 4pm and visitors can get more information or book in advance here or alternatively, drop in for on-the-spot help.



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