Digital service provider to accelerate growth and job creation following Rosebud loan

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A Lancashire-based SME technology service provider is planning major expansion, including the creation of 25 new jobs, after receiving a £300,000 loan from Rosebud.

Digital Britain, formerly Customer Care Group, was established in 1998 and has traditionally supported its customers with IT and IT equipment and support, including telephone systems, computers and CCTV systems.

Haslingden has innovated in its operations over the past few years and now offers a wide range of sales and marketing systems and expertise, including CRM systems, software design and integration, and digital marketing support. , like social media marketing, SEO, and PPC.

The loan, which is one of Rosebud’s largest to date, will finance the recruitment of a dedicated sales and marketing team, enabling the company to develop a network of business partners, as well as supporting the growth of Digital Britain’s team of technical and digital marketers. experts.

The company, which has already doubled in size over the past four years, hopes to accelerate its growth in the years to come, in particular by doubling its workforce.

Mark Bedward, Managing Director of Digital Britain, said: “Over the past few years we have grown from a group of telecoms and technology gurus and business advisers, helping SMEs with different aspects of technology, to a full-service provider of digital and technology services to the owner. SMEs managed.

“We have built traction and we have a great base, but not everyone knows us. We want to be the go-to place for any owner-managed SME in the UK for all things tech and digital and Rosebud’s loan will help us do that.

The company is currently exploring a range of financial options to support its growth ambitions, including the launch of a Digital Britain franchise network and is considering equity financing to fund its future growth.

Rosebud is owned by Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancashire County Council. It aims to support the growth of Lancashire businesses and the local economy, providing loans between £10,000 and £300,000 as well as high quality business support.

County Councilor Aidy Riggott, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Growth, Lancashire County Council, said: “Digital Britain is a real success story from a growing Lancashire business. Lancashire County Council is proud to be able to provide funding to help the company through its next stage of growth and achieve its ambitions.

“This support from Rosebud will support new jobs in Lancashire and also help Digital Britain grow in the UK.”

Jonathan Nelson, senior loan manager at Rosebud, said: “From the first conversation I had with Mark and Carl, the ambition they and the company had was clear and there was a real strategy to get there. reach.

“Digital Britain is an innovative company, and its development has sparked the growth the business has seen to date. I am delighted that Rosebud is part of the next stage of Digital Britain’s business growth and look forward to following the company’s journey.

Rosebud is provided by GC Business Finance. Businesses in Lancashire’s 12 local authorities are eligible for funding: Burnley; Chorley; Fylde; Hyndburn; Lancaster; Hang; Preton; Ribble Valley; Rossendale; South Ribble; West Lancashire; wyre.


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