Digital Support for the visitor economy in Nottinghamshire.

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Visitor economy businesses – including heritage and voluntary groups – within Nottinghamshire can take advantage of a range of fully funded digital-themed support workshops and seminars, plus one-to-one adviser support, as part of the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme.

Managed by East Midlands Chamber, the Digital Growth Programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund – and this strand of the project will be delivered in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council.

The sessions will feature some of the region’s leading technology solution providers, from web developers and business intelligence providers to graphic designers, telecoms suppliers, digital marketing agencies and mobile providers.

Businesses and organisations are now invited to attend one of two launch events, being held to gain a greater understanding of the support available:

5 February 2019 – 5:30 pm – 8:30pm – https://bit.ly/2SkRRJy

28 February 2019 – 5:30 pm – 8:30pm – https://bit.ly/2D2VYjS


The programme is being run to tie in with the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the pilgrims to America on the Mayflower ship, which takes place in 2020 – many of those on board originated from Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas of Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.

Working with Nottinghamshire County Council, the programme is designed to help local organisations – including tourism bodies, community interest groups and church/heritage groups and sites with a shared interest in Pilgrims’ heritage – commemorate this event.

What’s on offer?

The wide range of business support events are aimed at helping organisations achieve their full potential and introduce them to new markets and visitors, boosting competitiveness.

Workshops will be themed under the following strands:

  • Website development
  • Video creation and marketing
  • Blogging
  • Social media marketing
  • Producing and working with digital images
  • Taking payments online
  • Creating WiFi hotspots
  • Using 360 degree camera, digital projections and video tours
  • Developing mobile apps
  • Virtual and augmented reality

The launch events provide delegates with opportunities to:

  • Discover how organisations can benefit from this new opportunity
  • Officially register with the programme
  • Secure free places on the events programme
  • Meet with a dedicated Business Adviser to discuss business needs
  • To qualify for the programme organisations must be a visitor economy business (accommodation, attraction, activity provider, food and drink provider etc) or a voluntary / heritage organisations and based in Nottinghamshire.

For more information on the Pilgrims visit the regional and national websites here and here .



Laura Simpson
Senior Practitioner in Heritage Tourism
Place Department
Nottinghamshire County Council