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Digital High Street Skills Project to be “Launched” at National Space Centre, “rocketing” independent retailers into the brave new world of mobile-digital commerce!!!
Today, 20th January 2014, I’m delighted to share the news that the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and the National Skills Academy for Retail (NSAR) are announcing that their new Digital High Street Skills Project will be officially launched at the Future High Street Summit on 26 March at the National Space Centre in Leicester.
This educational programme will help small businesses to establish or enhance their online retail offer, while also enabling those taking part to learn digital skills and business techniques that will improve their existing physical business. The programme will show how multi-channel retailing is relevant to every size of business, and why small businesses need to offer it if they want to be able to match the expectations of modern customers in today’s mobile-digital age.
Guy Douglas, ATCM Digital High Street Programme Manager, stated “Small businesses have a huge role to play in ensuring that we have thriving town and city centres across the UK. The objective of the project is to fill the “Digital Divide” between small and large businesses, and to demonstrate that digital up-skilling will play a crucial role in delivering improved economic results and social experiences on the high streets of the future. ATCM and the National Skills Academy for Retail have worked together, and with town centre and retail experts, to develop the exciting content for the programme.”
The Digital High Street Skills Project is a modular series of webinars, face-to-face presentations and workshop events; ATCM and NSAR will enlist 50 skills trainers to deliver 450 individual workshops and webinars across 75 locations in England; separate arrangements are being made to deliver the content in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.