Cosmic are involved in a Government-backed initiative that has launched in Devon and Somerset to encourage women business leaders and female entrepreneurs to adopt digital technology to grow their businesses. The Cosmic Peninsular Consortium are delivering the LOVE Digital project as part of the Get Up To Speed programme.
The Get Up To Speed programme is a support programme designed to help businesses and communities across Devon and Somerset improve their computer and technology skills, aims to empower women-led businesses and women thinking of starting a business. It is hoped greater use of technology will help create more female entrepreneurs to close the current gap between men and women when it comes to setting up their own companies.
The LOVE Digital initiative will deliver free support and advice to female entrepreneurs at the following series of two-hour workshops taking place across the region. All events start at 10am and include lunch:
- 27th February 2015: The Mendip Hub, Wells
- 10th March 2015: The Watermark, Ivybridge
- 13th March 2015: The Hollies, Martock
- 17th March 2015: Taunton Racecourse
- 23rd March 2015: Beach Hotel, Minehead
LOVE Digital is also hosting a one-off all day digital conference for female entrepreneurs in Devon and Somerset, on 6 March 2015 at Exeter Racecourse. The event, which is free to attend, will be a unique opportunity to discover the very best in technology to support new and growing businesses.
Cosmic have been lucky enough to film 5 women led business that use digital as an integral part of their every day lives. The businesses we filmed are:
- Claire Bragg, Frogmary Green Farm
- Drew Llewellyn, Qballyhoo
- Carol Waterman-Smith, Speciality Textiles
- Anita Corbin, Corbin O'grady Studios/ First Women ltd.
- Sharon Bristow, Military Wives Choir (coming soon)
The videos explains their journey and how digital has transformed their businesses. Additionally, each of the women have given some of their top tips and helpful hints about digital business.
You can watch all the videos in a playlist here:
Full details and booking information for all LOVE Digital events can be found at www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/events.