Funding boost of £1.63m set for Business Gateway

© SuppliedKate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, is visiting Wonky Woolies in Kelso
Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, is visiting Wonky Woolies in Kelso

Business Gateway is to continue delivering Scotland’s national digital business skills training programme DigitalBoost after securing £1.63 million of new funding.

Its fresh injection of Scottish Government cash is expected to help thousands of smaller businesses for a fourth year.

The latest funding of £1.63m runs until April 1 2020 and was announced by Public Finance and Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes during a visit to Scottish Borders knitwear company Wonky Woolies, which has benefitted from DigitalBoost support.

Ms Forbes said: “Technology is forecast to be the fastest growing sector in Scotland by 2024 but success is dependent on skills. We are committed to ensuring our workforce and businesses are able to embrace the many opportunities that the digital world offers.

“I am delighted to launch this next phase of DigitalBoost, which will help even more small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland achieve their digital aspirations.

“The programme has already supported thousands of businesses and individuals to develop their digital capabilities including expanding into new markets.”

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