Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has launched the Government’s Digital Strategy, which includes a focus on skills and infrastructure to support the digital economy. Responding to the document, Gordon Millward, Regional Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “As the Government takes forward its digital plan, it should now focus on the small business community, who will be key to driving digital transformation and productivity.The ‘digital gap’ for small businesses hinders productivity and growth. For the UK to be the best place in the world to do business, we need fit for purpose digital infrastructure and help for small businesses to develop their businesses online.

“The commitment within the Digital Strategy to boost digital skills and confidence to go online is vital, with two in five small businesses believing digital skills are crucial to their future growth. Tackling the skills gap across all of those in the workforce needs to begin early, and we welcome the pledge to teach new skills such as coding, to more young people.”

We agree that more needs to be done to engage the small business community in the digital revolution.

We believe that digital technology is playing its part to support this continuing growth, and Bowe Digital offers a range of IT solutions that can help businesses take advantage.

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