A new Digital High Street Adviser is helping West Bridgford and Rushcliffe-based businesses develop their digital offer by offering wide ranging business advice to complement their in-person sales at retail premises.
Steve Phillips from East Midlands Chamber is an experienced Business Adviser contracted by Rushcliffe Borough Council to deliver the project, courtesy of £25,000 of funding from UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF).
We’re one of the first boroughs in the region to use this funding from central government to respond to the pressures high street businesses are currently facing.
Steve is now out and about chatting with business owners, listening and exploring how he can help with developing their websites, online marketing activities and use of social media to aid sales and promote footfall, as well as explaining opportunities for referrals to fully funded specialist business advice.
The project includes businesses being supported through a set of short ‘how to’ films, guides and webinars that provide advice on a range of topics and examples of good practice that have previously been identified as helpful by business owners in other recent Borough Council projects.
Steve said: “At East Midlands Chamber, we offer business advice on a wide range of topics, and we’re pleased to now extend this offer to Rushcliffe businesses.
“I’ve already met and chatted with many business owners across Rushcliffe and it’s heartening to see where we can find ways to maximise their online presence even further and ultimately raise revenues across their operating models.
“I’m also referring businesses to our specialist colleagues, and matching owners’ needs with the particular support and advice they need in their sector.
“Business owners are exceptionally positive here in the Borough and we want to reach out even more, assisting them in this currently unpredictable economy by offering expert insights.”
The project runs until June 2023, with initial contact and adviser visits from Steve made to all participating businesses by the end of March 2023.
Businesses wishing to chat to Steve directly can complete an online expression of interest form, call 0330 053 8639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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