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Following the success of the 'Grow with Digital' programme over the past 2 years, Enterprise Mendip are extending the programme into 2019

Running a business can be enough of a challenge without having to constantly keep up to date with changes in technology.  Given the option, most business owners would like to spend more time on digital marketing, internet security and improving efficiency, output, sales and profits by streaming processes, however with only 24 hours in the day and cash flow and customers to manage, it's easy to let these tasks repeatedly slip to the bottom of the to-do list.  

The programme will run in a variety of formats across the district, but will primarily be delivered through a series of seminars, workshops and drop-in discussions. The sessions are open to all Mendip based businesses. Please use the links below to register as places are limited and check back regularly for new sessions.

New programme coming soon!

Enterprise Mendip - a partnership between Mendip District Council and Mendip's Chambers of Commerce - ran an extensive programme of digital training with participating local Chamber's of Commerce to give local businesses the knowledge, skills, professional advice and practical plans to grow by improving the digital performance.   

The next part of the programme is currently being co-ordinated and will be updated here, through our newsletter ( sign up here) and via Twitter when finalised. 

Other resources

Google's Digital Garage is a free resource with information and courses on everything from search to social media, to help you grow your business or career.  For more information and to register for a free account, visit

Barclays Digital Wings is a free and fun learning tool designed to help the next generation through the development and growth of digital confidence and business enhancement.

Natwest has partnered with Entrepreneurial Spark to provide up and coming entrepreneurs with the chance to apply for free access to business accelerator hubs across the UK in NatWest.

If you know of any other free digital support programmes or any time saving, up and coming apps that could benefit our businesses or would like to register your interest in the next part of the programme please email:



Google Analytics : Setting it up, understanding the basics and analysing data


Shepton Mallet19th September 201816:00 - 18:00

Join Digital Carrot's Tamsin Hewer for this informal session and get your head around the report contents and meanings.

If you have a Google account, and your analytics set up, Tamsin can look at your website's stats and if you don't she can help you set one up.

Open to all businesses with a base within the Mendip District Council area.

Book Here


Self Employed? Get your returns in order, on time


Shepton Mallet17th October 201810:00 - 13:00

If you're self employed, you need to complete your returns on time. Join Free Range Business Services' Jo Murray to look at what you need to submit, how and when.

Bring along any information that you have about your existing accounts / registration and any questions that you may have.

Book Here


Networking Breakfast : 'Block chain business tech is coming: WTH?'


Gurney Slade18th October 201807:30 - 09:30

Join us for a delicious breakfast and informal networking while we all try and grasp the concept of block chain tech and what it means for our businesses.

Block chain tech is the future of business and will eventually will become the norm, stay ahead of the game and join us for a beginner's insight into the future. Plain english, no jargon and plenty of coffee!

Book Here


Recruitment for small business; Employer branding


Wells31st October 201809:30 - 12:30

Join Mployable's Rosie Stevens for help with your recruitment. The workshop will look at:

  • How to position yourself as an 'employer of choice'.
  • How to build an employer 'identity'.
  • How to align your employer brand with your company brand.
  • How to build a talent pool of candidates.
  • How to attract candidates that fit with the culture you are trying to build.
  • Social recruiting/LinkedIn
Book Here


Recruitment for the Sole Trader -

going from I to us


Shepton Mallet14th November 201810:00 - 13:00Growing your business through employment can be a daunting task. Join Mployable's Rosie Stevens to look at how you can go from sole trader to small business. Book Here


Let's look at your business social profiles


Shepton Mallet21st November 201816:00 - 18:00

Join professional digital marketer - Digital Carrot's Tamsin Hewer - to look at the way you share your business and brand with the world.

Examine your existing social pages and get some free advice on what to keep and what to stop doing, as well as top tips on what content you should be sharing.

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From lead to customer; sealing the deal


Wells28th November 201809:30 - 12:30

Rightly a lot of emphasis is put on marketing and lead generation when it comes to business growth. But what good is a lead if you're not converting it into a customer ?

Join Level Up's Graeme Crosbie's workshop to look at how a sales process works to turn an opportunity into a sale, and pinpoints ways in which you can sharpen your sales skills and knowledge to ensure the best possible return on your marketing investment.

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Time saving apps for your business


Shepton Mallet16th January 201910:00 - 13:00

There are a wealth of apps available to help you save time and manage more customers. Join Digital Carrot's Tamsin Hewer to look at the top performing apps and how to use them.

You can download the apps during the session and start straight away.

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Digital Marketing Strategy


Wells23rd January 201809:30 - 12:30

This workshop will bring together web design, ecommerce, social media, email marketing and online advertising principles to help you develop an achievable long-term approach to digital marketing for your business.

For those with existing online presence as well as those who are thinking about developing a digital marketing strategy.

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Grow your FB audience - running effective competitions & campaigns

Shepton Mallet20th February 201916:00 - 18:00

With an ever decreasing amount of free post visibility, it's important to gain as many quality and relevant followers as possible.

Join Digital Carrot's Tamsin Hewer at this informal drop in session to discuss how your business can effectively run campaigns to increase the awareness of your profile and therefore the number of people you broadcast to when you post.

Book Here

Mendip's Chambers Business Breakfast

Shepton Mallet4th April 201907:30 - 09:30

Members of Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Wells Chambers will be attending to meet and network with businesses from across our locality and find out what is going on it our neighbouring towns.

Each chamber is different and they will have a chance to tell us about what initiatives and issues they are currently involved with. Somerset County Chamber also hope to attend.

Book Here