Grow Digital Essentials Workshops

To give Tees Valley SMEs the best chance of achieving success in the digital future, we’re working with industry experts to deliver a series of hybrid workshops this Autumn 2021.

Covering a range of key tech topics, the Digital Essentials: for Tees Valley SME growth workshops will help eligible* SMEs and start-up businesses across the region to explore the benefits of digital technology, the right tools for them and how to adopt affordable digital solutions.

In business

These short, sharp, ERDF funded sessions will help your business to:

– Assess your technology needs over wants

– Find affordable digital solutions that can be purchased ‘off the shelf’

– Adopt new technologies and tactics to build the best possible online reputation

– Learn how to easily make modifications and manage the change

– And more!

Meet our workshop delivery partners

We are proud to be delivering the Digital Essentials Workshop series with some of the region’s experts in tech and digital, including:

SME Centre of Excellence

Pascal Fintoni



Digital Essentials Workshops

All workshops are fully funded for eligible* Tees Valley-based businesses, however places are limited.

Browse, sign up and register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

If there’s a theme listed below that you’re interested in but can’t make the session, let us know and we’ll keep you updated with details on similar sessions in the future.


Digital Essentials

Setting up your e-commerce website for success

Date: 28 September 2021

Location: Online

Join us to find out how having a dedicated ecommerce website can empower your business and how to set-up your site for maximum success.


Digital Essentials

Get Your Digital Marketing Ready for 2022

Date: 6 October 2021

Location: Online

A hands-on and practical masterclass is designed to help you get more results from your online sales and marketing


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Mobile App Development

Start date: 12 October 2021
End date: 19 October 2021

Location: Boho Five

Take part in two highly interactive, full-day sessions led by industry experts, SME CofE, who will guide you through the key stages of developing a mobile app.


Digital Essentials

Off-the-shelf software: What, why and how?

Date: 14 October 2021

Location: Online

Join us and digital experts, Sapere to learn more about the cost-effective tech solutions that are available to your business.


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How To Understand What Digital Customers Really Want From You

Date: 19 October 2021

Location: Online

Practical and jargon-free, this workshop will highlight simple and effective tools and tactics on how to gather useful customer intelligence and use data to understand what your digital customers really want.

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Simplifying systems integration

Date: 2 November 2021

Location: Online

Find out how you can boost the productivity and improve the workflow of your company with this expert-led workshop.

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Cyber Security Essentials for Digital Businesses

Date: 9 November 2021

Location: Online

Join us for our Cyber Security Essentials workshop which will empower you to start and grow your business securely and learn the many simple steps you can take to stay ahead of cybercrime without needing a large security budget.


To be eligible for the workshop businesses must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Have a Tees Valley postcode
  • Less than 250 employees
  • Less than £38m annual turnover
  • No holding of 25% or more in any other enterprise
  • Is not 25% or more owned by any other enterprise or public body
  • Have less than €200,000 de minimis state aid in last three years

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, please get in touch at