Help to Grow: Digital is a UK-wide scheme by the government to help businesses adopt new technologies. Specifically, the scheme aims to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) use digital technologies to bounce back following COVID-19 restrictions. That means you could benefit from technologies such as business management solutions to boost business productivity.
How Help to Grow: Digital works
The Help to Grow: Digital scheme offers a free assessment on which technology can help your business via an online platform. Once done, the scheme can provide SMEs one grant token worth up to £5,000. This can be used to cover up to half the costs of pre-approved, digital technology solutions for 12 months (excluding VAT and additional costs).
As part of ‘Wave 1’, covered software includes accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and e-commerce. More types of technology are expected to be included as the government reviews the scheme for later waves, including business management solutions like Premier Software’s offerings. As only one grant token is provided to each SME across the scheme, it may be worth considering which technology is best for you from the expanded range due in 2022.
How to register
To register for the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, you will first need to ensure your business meets a few requirements. Firstly, your SME needs to be registered in the UK at Companies House. Secondly, the business needs to employ between 5 and 249 employees. Finally, the business needs to have been trading for more than 12 months.
Once you have registered your interest and the scheme officially launches in 2022 following its BETA, you will receive an encrypted grant token. This will be in the form of a URL specific to the technology your business can make use of. This will take you to the software with the tech provider, such as us at Premier Software, ready to finalise the purchase.
For more details on how the grant token works, head to the Gov.uk website for a full schematic.
How Premier Software can help you
In line with the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, Premier Software offer business management solutions that can help maximise profitability, manage day-to-day operations and highlight areas of growth. Key features include memberships, marketing, reporting, retail, online booking, scheduling and much more.
Each solution is also paired with a superior support package and training from our expert team.
Whether you are a single salon, part of a group, an independent destination spa or international hotel chain with spas and health clubs, Premier Software has a solution designed specifically to your industry.
To be paired with your ideal software solution, book a free presentation below. You can also register your interest in the Help To Grow Digital scheme and be the first to benefit!