Entries by Digital Lancashire

Using Virtual Reality in the land-based sector

An innovative project led by Myerscough College and aimed at using Virtual Reality to enhance skills and learning in the land-based sector has been hailed as an overwhelming success. Following a successful bid to the Association of Colleges funded by the Education & Training Foundation, Myerscough’s E-Learning team has spent the last year designing VR packages to be […]

Connect Childcare are ready to expand.

An investment package totalling £2.5million is set to create 30 new jobs for an East Lancashire childcare technology specialist. Connect Childcare, which provides software solutions for private nurseries and childcare providers, employs 60 but there are hopes to swell their ranks by 50 percent over the next three years. Commenting on the investment, Chris Reid, founder and […]

Extra £200 million for British businesses

High-flying firms across the UK will benefit from a further £200 million of government support to ensure that innovative British firms can access the finance they need to grow. The Exchequer Secretary, Robert Jenrick, marked the launch of the new funding that will be made available to innovative businesses through funds supported by the British […]

Digital and Tech Events in Lancashire

In the past week, there have been at least two events (that we know of) in Lancashire specifically for the digital community. These events were created by a passionate group of people, and have grown in attendance month on month. I’m sure you’ll appreciate the time and effort that goes into organising, promoting and running an […]

Coworking and Collaboration

Here at Digital Lancashire, we understand the value of coworking and collaboration and we know there are challenges across Lancashire in identifying spaces where this kind of work can flourish. Society1 in Preston created their space almost two years ago now and have a growing community of creative and digital people and companies. They’ve recently started […]

1 Year, 12 Months, 365 Days, 8760 hours

It’s been almost a year since the Digital Skills Partnership launch at EKM in Preston. Lancashire was the first county in the UK to launch a partnership and in the last 12 months have been joined by 5 others which include Heart of the South West, West Midlands Combined Authority, South East, Cornwall and the Isles […]

Digital Rail wins Innovate UK funding competition

Digital Rail based at InfoLab21 in Lancaster, Lancashire have been awarded £348,000 as part of the Innovate UK funding competition. The current team has over 150 years of combined railway engineering experience and are committed to improving the 21st-century railway by using digitisation and automation. Located close to the Data Science Institute at Lancaster University they […]

Magma Digital Celebrate 20 Years

Magma Digital, software developers and Digital Lancashire members based in Chorley, Lancashire celebrated their 20th year in business this weekend. The company works with clients nationwide on technology, people, and processes and one of their founders, Jeremy Coates, is also a valued member of the Digital Lancashire board. Thank you for the kind words on our 20th anniversary […]

“Why aren’t there more women in tech?”

Just last week we held a Women in Tech event in Lancaster in collaboration with Louiza from the Ladies Wine Design, Lancaster chapter. As well as revealing a new brand identity for the Women in Tech group [thanks to Louiza!], there was also a panel discussion led by the woman herself, Louiza Rabouhi featuring Becky […]

Lancashire Businesswomen Collaborate to Support Local Businesses with Online Skills

Liz Hardwick Co-Founder of Digital Training and Services company DigiEnable, and Susanna Boccaccio, Creative Director of production and events company Brilliant Trees Media have joined together to deliver a one-off workshop to showcase the collaboration possible between Digital and Creative businesses. Liz and Susanna are also on the boards of Digital Lancashire and Creative Lancashire respectively and […]