Case Studies

The Split Screen Coffee Company

The Split Screen Coffee CompanyThe Split Screen Coffee Company is a family-run mobile coffee business. They can be found at various events across the East Midlands and beyond, as well as catering for corporate clients and private parties. They wanted a greater degree of control over the website and wanted to find better ways of promoting themselves online. They were able to attend workshops and conferences, covering blogging for business, developing effective web content, and SEO. It's enabled them to develop and launch their own website, using SquareSpace, and start selling their own blend of coffee online, as well as becoming more visible in search results and on social media.

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Arch Communications

Arch CommunicationsArch Communications is a public relations and marketing agency with clients across the East Midlands and beyond. Specialising in helping organisations improve their marketing and communications. They received 36 hours of fully-funded support in the form of workshops, including paid social advertising, social media, and email marketing. The company also took part in the 2019 D2N2 Digital Conference and Expo, and the Digital Growth Programme’s Rushcliffe Showcase event.

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Forde’s Coffee and Sandwich Bar

Forde’s Coffee and Sandwich BarForde’s Coffee and Sandwich Bar is an independently-owned coffee and sandwich shop. They wanted to launch a new website to go with their new branding, as well as offering an outside catering function, which they wanted to promote online. They received 33 hours of fully-funded digital support from the D2N2 Growth Hub, by attending workshops, including creating video content, developing effective web content, digital marketing, SEO, social media and Google Analytics.

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GeoSlam

GeoSlamGeoSlam is a world-leading provider of 3D technology, providing solutions that capture the world in 3D and deliver information for making decisions. Digital represents a huge part of its marketing and business strategies globally. In order to assist with this, they accessed 30 hours of support in the form of fully-funded workshops. Subjects covered social advertising, creating effective content, email marketing and Google Analytics.

The workshops they attended enabled them to sharpen their digital skills, and fed into their culture of professional development.

"We have a digital-first mentality and are always looking for new and innovative ways to share our content with people around the world."
 

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Champions

ChampionsChampions is an award-winning full-service brand, marketing and communications agency, providing a raft of digital, creative and publishing services. The company recently approached us for help in equipping their staff with skills in SEO, website development and social media. They accessed 72.5 hours of fully-funded support, via our Digital Growth Programme. We also provided £56,000 worth of grant funding towards the purchase of new hardware and software. The workshop support they received, enabled them to equip their staff with the latest digital skills, and the financial support helped bring a number of digital projects to fruition.

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Taylors Transport

Taylors TransportB Taylor & Sons Transport is one of the largest road haulage operators in the East Midlands. After deciding they needed significant investment in their IT systems in order to digitise their warehousing and distribution operations, they contacted the D2N2 Growth Hub. We were able to offer grant funding which went towards bespoke warehouse management solutions. This gave them the ability to dynamically manage and optimise storage, distribution and delivery of goods. Now they are far more streamlined and efficient in their processes, enabling them to bid on bigger contracts and bigger clients as a result.

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R.E.A.L Education

R.E.A.L EducationR.E.A.L Education, based in Mansfield, provide a precise and holistic approach to individual learner’s needs, with bespoke programmes for each child in their care, enabling them to reach their full potential. With grant funding from the D2N2 Growth Hub, the company were able to invest in a cloud based system to accommodate all of their business-critical systems and processes. This system has enabled the business to achieve their operational efficiencies and increase their capacity for growth. In the past 12 months R.E.A.L Education have created 40 new jobs and has engaged with 250 additional children and young adults.

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Paper Escape

Paper EscapePaper Escape procured grant funding from the D2N2 Growth Hub, which enabled them to process documents much quicker, allowing them to provide electronic document storage for more public and private sector organisations. The firm were also able to invest in new GDPR compliant technology which has been fundamental in transforming business operations, driving efficiencies and streamlining processes across the board, leading to enhanced capacity and an increase in both turnover and profitability.

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Des Gosling Mobility Ltd

Des Gosling Mobility LtdDes Gosling Mobility Ltd accessed grant funding and bespoke digital advice from the D2N2 Growth Hub. They were able to invest in a suite of new technology solutions, including CAD software and a 3D printer. Allowing the company the capability to design and create prototypes of new products and adaptations which aren’t available off the shelf, meeting specific client needs.

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ConSpare

ConSpareConSpare worked with the D2N2 Growth Hub to help redefine them as a business, helping to take them from the realms of selling spare parts and components to becoming a trusted process improvement partner to the industry’s big players. Receiving grant funding and bespoke digital advice, ConSpare were able to ‘Make it better’ to potential and existing clients.

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Abigail Warner Ltd

Abigail Warner LtdAbigail Warner Ltd received grant funding directly from the D2N2 Growth Hub, we helped them with the development of a new website and app. Since the website went live, Abigail Warner Ltd have won several high-profile contracts with retailers including Selfridges. Based in Derby, this has led to an increase in B2C sales, as consumers who have seen Abigail Warner products in prestige retailers are now able to enquire and buy directly from the online ecommerce store.

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Performance Networks

Performance Networks

Performance Networks contacted their D2N2 Growth Hub Adviser who facilitated an introduction to Nottingham Jobs for recruitment. They advised of other funding available and the business joined the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Business Programme and were supported through Big House ’Elevator’ Programme.

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