SMEs registered with Digital Skills will be able to request free-of-charge consultancy support to help them identify, assess, develop, and embed digital capabilities into their business and support their workforces' development.

With an extensive range of sector-specific knowledge and expertise, we will work with you to understand your digital challenge or opportunity. We will match your needs to one of our ‘Digital Consultants’ drawn from our academic, student and external consultant networks to find the best approach for your business.

What can the consultants help me with?

How will Digital Consultancy Projects Work?

Our digital consultancy projects will generally last between 2 – 12 weeks, with the exact duration being agreed once the project is matched to one of our Digital Consultants.

We will accept applications for digital consultancy during the application windows stated. Applications will be submitted via an online form and will be reviewed by our experts at UWE Bristol.

How do I apply?

Before applying, download the full consultancy support brochure for full information. This will detail the support available in full and the required information you will need to provide for the online application.

If you are unsure if you have a suitable project, or haven’t fully formulated your idea yet? Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Download the Consultancy Brochure

Applications opening soon. Registered SMEs with Digital Skills will receive details directly. Applications can also be made through this page once open.

Further information and how to get involved

Digital Skills - Workforce for the Future is a free skills analysis and development programme for SMEs in the West of England.

The programme is designed to improve business productivity and sustainability through enhancing the digital capabilities of your business and the skills of your workforce.

Register for Digital Skills Support

We will continue to deliver learning opportunities for participating SMEs until early 2023,

and you will be able to access suitable development throughout the course of the programme.

Download the Info Pack

To be eligible for support, applicants must have a business presence in the West of England (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset)

and be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) according to the European Commission's SME definition. The project has received £4m of funding from the European Social Fund

as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority)

is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development

by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.