Renfrewshire Council

Give your business a digital boost

The numbers are adding up for a family-run accountancy team who took part in the DigitalBoost programme, with more workshops running this month.

The numbers are adding up for a family-run accountancy team who took part in the DigitalBoost programme, with more workshops running this month.

Run by Business Gateway Renfrewshire, DigitalBoost is designed to improve the digital skills and knowledge of businesses in the local area, providing: three fully-funded, three-hour workshops; an online digital health check; up to 21 hours of fully funded specialist 1-2-1 support and online digital guides.

Husband and wife Chris and Michelle Allan who received Business Gateway support for their accountancy firm The programme has boosted husband and wife team Chris and Michelle Allan, pictured, who run C Allan & Son Accountancy Services.

They started the cloud-based accountancy practice from their home office in 2013 and last year, after steady growth, moved into new premises at Abbey Mill Business Centre as they support clients worldwide from Shetland to Australia.

Michelle said: "This is our fifth year of trading and in that time we have grown organically, so we want to continue this growth. We reached the stage that our website needed an overhaul to make our business more visible online.

"We accessed the DigitalBoost support that Business Gateway offer which has allowed us to have a better presence on search engines, as well as showing us how to make our social media much more professional. Prospective clients are finding us so we couldn't ask for more.

"We chose Renfrewshire as the place to base our business because of the buzz around regeneration. There is so much happening and we are genuinely excited to see the changes taking place around us, from fantastic new housing to upmarket hospitality spots."

There are two workshops this month at InCube, 27 High Street Paisley on:

Paid For Advertising (Intermediate), Friday 14 September 1pm to 4pm

Cloud For Business Essentials, Friday 28 September 1pm to 4pm

To book a free place, telephone 0141 530 2406 or email renfrewshire@bgateway.com

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