Case studies

Historical Slingers embraces social media with UCLan support

One of Preston’s oldest family companies has embraced modern marketing techniques to reach a new generation of customers, with the support of Digitalplus, a part-funded ERDF project based at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.

Susan sees digital numbers rising

The owner of a company which offers online and offline business support is already seeing a huge rise in website traffic thanks to the help received via Digital Plus a part-funded ERDF project based at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston aiming to improve the productivity and profitability of SMEs.

Digital support helps Darwen firm engineer business growth

Led by Daniel Livingstone, Project Manager, the Digital First ERDF team began a four-month project with the aim of developing a brand-new website through which the business could effectively promote its key services and products, target potential new clients and keep contacts aware of industry developments.

Social media support helps Jackie strike the right balance

It was the personal experiences of friends and family that led to Jackie Robinson setting up wellbeing business The Balance Approach. Working with businesses, schools and charities across Lancashire, owner Jackie supports employers in encouraging their workforces to become healthier and happier through a combination of advice, activities and ongoing guidance.

Technician nails growth through support programme

In order to achieve her business objectives and create a strong online presence, Carrie-Leigh approached Digital First, a team of digital specialists and students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) which helps promote and achieve growth through a range of digital tools and tactics.

Digital support helps transform Tranco’s website

In order to grow and attract more commercial clients, Tranco wanted a sophisticated, professional looking mobile responsive website,that would be a more effective platform on which to showcase its services.

Digital First helps local business clean up

Jo Butler has been running professional cleaning company Made Tidy for 18 months, having set up the business in 2017. Based in Fulwood, Jo has one employee, with whom she delivers office, end of tenancy, moving home and domestic cleaning services to clients located in and around the Samlesbury, Penwortham, Leyland and Ribbleton areas.

Free business support helps Colne firm wrap up digital goals

Colne-based Wrapped UK was established in 2017 and specialises in vehicle wrapping, graphics and the application of paint protection film. The business is operated solely by owner Ash Ellison, and provides services to clients including Lloyd MINI, Lloyd BMW and XLCR Management.

Snapshot of success for Gregg after digital support

For Lancashire-based photographer and drone operator Gregg Wolstenholme, the North West has an abundance of perfect locations to be captured, from the stunning sea views of the Fylde Coast to the beautiful scenery of the Lake District – which is, as he puts it, every photographer’s dream location.

Healthy future for business following digital support

Lancashire-based Healthy Leaders works with businesses across the UK, inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to improve productivity and performance within their organisations by making positive changes to culture, health and wellbeing.

Digital support helps Geminus shine

Preston-based Geminus Design has been helping businesses grow and thrive for almost ten years, through the provision of services including brand design and corporate identity, exhibition displays, vehicle signage, flyers, email marketing campaigns, advertising assets and promotional literature.

Digital support signals success for TES

Leyland-based TES Communications Solutions provides a range of radio services to businesses, including radio network design, supply and integration, maintenance, facility management and repair workshops, in addition to design, consultancy and training.

Digital First helps biscuit firm taste social media success

In order to grow the business, increase brand recognition and expand the workforce through the recruitment of new staff, Farmhouse partnered up with Digital First - a team of digital specialists and students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) which helps SMEs promote and achieve growth through a range of digital tactics.

Social media support helps Sharrocks grow

In order to promote the business and expand its customer and supplier base by generating new enquiries, the team at Sharrocks wanted to utilise social media to achieve objectives.