Digital Enterprise

Success Stories

Here are just a few of the businesses we’ve helped — some in complex or challenging circumstances, others in urgent need of funding.

Whatever the details of the individual case, the Digital Enterprise scheme has helped them achieve digital transformation!

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Our aim is to help SME firms in the Leeds City Region achieve growth by investing in digital.

  • Sound Leisure

    Date: 04/07/19

    Sound Leisure, a family business that has manufactured hand-crafted jukeboxes at its Leeds factory for 40 years, has reported a surge in productivity and business efficiencies after securing £5,000 of digital technology funding for its pub jukeboxes division. The funding part-financed a new software system that has vastly improved the way £5m turnover Sound Leisure’s team of collectors for its coin-operated jukeboxes communicate with the firm’s engineers and Leeds head office. The new system is expected to deliver an increase in turnover of around £150,000 a year. With an outdated method of manually reporting the sums collected from the more …

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  • Fetu

    Date: 29/10/18

    Elland-based FeTu, which is developing a pioneering green energy device with the potential to substantially reduce global carbon emissions, secured £7,000 of funding from Digital Enterprise to upgrade the business’s digital technology and help the firm bring its innovative product to market. The brainchild of engineer and designer Jonathan Fenton, FeTu Roticulate is a ground-breaking four-chamber heat engine that aims to reduce energy consumption and emissions on a global scale. Currently midway through its product development cycle, the device, which has just two moving parts, has the potential to generate green electrical energy by capturing waste heat from industrial processes. …

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  • Abram Pulman & Sons Ltd

    Date: Thursday 28th June 2018

    A £12m turnover Sowerby Bridge steel stockholding business, which suffered devastating flooding in 2015, has seen orders increase after £5,000 of digital growth funding enabled the firm to invest in digital technology for its sales team. Abram Pulman Steel, which was founded in 1830 and has been owned and managed by the same family since 1898, is a steel stockholder and specialist steel processor. The firm secured £5,000 funding via the Government-backed Digital Enterprise programme at the end of last year towards a £12,000 project to ramp up and modernise its sales capability. The investment is already paying off, with …

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  • Blueberry Marketing

    Date: 16th May 2018

    A direct marketing business that began life at the Leeds Beckett University business incubator has won contracts and created new jobs with the help of a £10,000 Digital Growth Voucher enabling the firm to upgrade its in-house digital technology. Launched in 2006, £1m turnover Blueberry Marketing now employs 28 people at its Leeds city centre offices where it delivers data-driven marketing projects to a client list that includes the exam board AQA, insurance group Zurich Municipal, the Department of Trade and Industry and London South Bank University. Faresh Maisuria, Blueberry Marketing founder and managing director, said the £10,000 funding from …

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  • Arville Textiles

    Date: 19th January 2018

    Arville Textiles, a Wetherby-based business that makes some of the world’s most high-tech protective and safety fabrics, has secured £9,000 of funding from Digital Enterprise to boost its digital technology. The £10m turnover manufacturer, which was established in 1954 and employs 100 people, specialises in performance fabrics that are used to make bullet-proof and fire-proof clothing as well as bomb disposal suits, emergency flotation systems for aircraft, life rafts and aircraft escape slides. Money from the Digital Enterprise programme will enable the firm to grow and create new jobs, by funding new digital systems that will streamline Arville’s internal communications …

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  • Clearpoint Recycling Ltd

    Date: 11th December 2017

    Recycling Specialists, ClearPoint Recycling Ltd based in Hornbeam Business Park, Harrogate has received a Digital Growth Voucher in Phase 1 of the scheme. They have used the grant to implement a new specialist CRM system, in-house server configuration and broadband upgrade. Project management was carried out by existing IT consultant, Dynamix Consulting Ltd who helped them implement the specialist IT solution the business needed. A few months down the line we met Director Duncan Oakes (ClearPoint Recycling Ltd) and supplier Matthew Oldfield (Dynamix Consulting Ltd) who mentioned the impact of the voucher in the long-term made it possible for ClearPoint …

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  • ShopAppy

    Date: 15th November 2017

    The Digital Enterprise Digital Growth Voucher scheme is currently available for eligible firms to invest in a range of new digital and ICT solutions that encourage business growth. Vouchers can be used for various digital solutions including digital connectivity, transactional websites or the implementation of new software and IT infrastructure including CRM systems Over 600 SMEs have applied for a Digital Growth Voucher since the scheme launched in February 2017. Shopappy Ltd based in Bradford applied for a voucher in Phase 1 of the voucher scheme earlier this year. They used the grant to enhance their existing web presence and …

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  • BOSS Stationery

    Date: 12th November 2017

    Skipton-based BOSS Stationery received Digital Growth Voucher in Phase 1 of the project last year. Pictured is director George Bellas. The Digital Enterprise Digital Growth Vouchers are available for eligible firms to invest in a range of new digital and ICT solutions that encourage growth. BOSS Stationery, based in Snaygill Industrial Estate in Skipton, benefited from a Digital Enterprise Voucher in Phase 1 of the project last year. The voucher enabled the business to enhance their web presence by creating a new e-commerce website and provided them an opportunity for digital transformation which led them to reach a wider audience and increased their customer …

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    Date: 5th November 2017

    How can the Digital Enterprise programme help business to grow and innovate? One of the businesses we supported, specialist bid advisory firm, BIDCOMSERVICES, has recently launched a digital platform to help boost SMEs’ chances of winning public procurement contracts. The new platform called BIDWINYORKSHIRE connects Yorkshire-based public and private sector buyers and suppliers, with the aim of increasing the amount of procurement spend in Yorkshire going to companies based in the region. Jon Kershaw, who has more than 20 years’ experience in bid and proposal management in the energy sector, FM, construction and defence, launched BIDCOMSERVICES in May 2016. BIDWINYORKSHIRE’s …

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