Benefit from greater use of information and communication technology (ICT)

Organisations which make good use of ICT also perform better—and help to increase the region’s gross value added gross value added (GVA). In this section, find out how Yorkshire Forward is taking a lead role on the technology strategy for Yorkshire & Humber, and where you can find support to help your business through increased use of ICT.

Get more from broadband in North Yorkshire

Get more from broadband in North Yorkshire

Businesses which have been at a digital disadvantage due to being located in rural parts of North Yorkshire are able to benefit from Yorkshire Forward’s support of NYnet, which takes new-generation fibre-optic broadband across the county.

The ICT Yorkshire Business IT Guide

The ICT Yorkshire Business IT Guide

Yorkshire Forward has helped to fund the Business IT Guide—an invaluable online tool to help you find out whether your business is making the most of technology. Register to use it and find out how you could become more efficient and profitable.

Digital Region - Bringing super-fast broadband to South Yorkshire

Digital Region - Bringing super-fast broadband to South Yorkshire

Digital Region is the first major regional deployment of 'Superfast Broadband' in the UK. In addition to bringing improved access to a whole range of entertainment, business and public sector services, it will also attract new investment and new jobs – for young and old – into the region.

The Yorkshire & Humber ICT Partnership Group

The Yorkshire & Humber ICT Partnership Group

Yorkshire Forward has set up the Yorkshire & Humber ICT Partnership Group, which has set major objectives over a 3-year period to optimise the uptake and use of ICT in Yorkshire & Humber.

The ICT Benchmarking Study

The ICT Benchmarking Study

Every year, Yorkshire Forward researches the adoption and use of information and communications technology (ICT) within SMEs around the region. This helps us to track our progress on objectives, and to identify where action may be needed.

Online help for hospitality SMEs

Online help for hospitality SMEs

Are you an SME within the hospitality sector and need the skills and resources to bring your business online to market your company to a wider audience? The ITQ in Hospitality programme could help you.

Setting the standard for IT in business premises

Setting the standard for IT in business premises

Yorkshire Forward has supported the development of ict active, a new national standard designed to help businesses select office premises that are properly equipped to meet their IT and communications requirements.

Find the right staff

Struggling to get good people? We support initiatives which match good people to good jobs.

Fledgling technology business?

Find out how you can access funding, business services and new markets.

Innovation

This section is packed with sources of support that can help your business innovate and grow.