Thanks to a partnership between Google and local MP Kirstene Hair, local businesses were able to get free digital training from the search giant yesterday.
Ms Hair hosted the Digital Garage training session in Montrose, and the event saw a huge amount of interest from local firms with dozens attending. A wide range of Angus businesses were represented, including hotels, tradesmen, retailers and media companies. A clear sign of how important companies of all sizes value good digital skills.
The event focused on using the internet to help businesses grow. Google trainers were on hand to offer digital skills training, such as online advertising, boosting search rankings and how to best use social media. The trainers were also on hand to answer questions and give advice.
Google have taken their Digital Garage all over the UK, and yesterday was the first time it had visited Angus.
With demand for the training sessions high across the country, Ms Hair worked hard to secure a spot for Angus to ensure local businesses would not miss out.
Kirstene Hair MP said:
“I was delighted to be able to host Angus’ first Google Digital Garage yesterday, and even more delighted to be able to welcome so many local businesses to it”.
“I have seen how valuable these training sessions have been in other parts of the country, and I was determined Angus would not miss out”.
“Having the right digital skills is more important than ever for businesses of all sizes. We saw that with businesses both large and small coming along and benefitting. It was really useful for the companies to be able to speak directly to the Google trainers and get their questions answered. I know everyone found it incredibly valuable and appreciated the time the trainers took.
“Google were great to work with, and I will be working hard to secure more opportunities like this to help local businesses grow and expand”.
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