Business Case Studies

Digital Drive empowers Max Purpose Psychology to flourish online

Business Durham’s Digital Drive County Durham, a £4m programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), has supported Max Purpose Psychology to buy new technology and develop new digital skills. 

Writing a new future for those with neuromotor impairments

Healthcare technology is such a perfect example of the strength of UK research and innovation on the world stage because companies like Scottish start-up Manus Neurodynamica are developing real solutions to conditions that - despite the advance of modern medicine - still require digital solutions to further improve the standards of care.

£1,000 grant for digital equipment helps secure more business for Zedcomms

When you’re running a business on your own, every minute counts. Investing in digital technologies can make a real difference to your profitability, as Paul Harper Owner of Zedcomms found, after accessing Business Durham’s Digital Drive County Durham programme.

LED By Vision gain new customers after working with Growth Hub

LED By Vision’s positive experience of the free Growth Service has helped them get huge traction with their new Smart System – EnabLED. The business has received new custom as a direct result of their work with the Growth Hub, as well as mentoring and support with their overall strategy.

£89,000 grant helps Norfran future-proof for exponential growth

New machinery purchased with the support of the North of Tyne Growth Fund is driving efficiencies and attracting more work for diecasting foundry and machine shop, Norfran.

GB Belting use funding to further business success

With over 30 years’ experience in conveyor belting, read about how GB Belting accessed a grant from Tees Valley Business Compass, which is delivered by UMi, and used it to purchase three machines which then created two new roles within the company.

Crook-based photographer captures social media success

Photographer Ritchie Coatsworth, who owns his own studio in Crook, saw enquiries flood in within hours of attending a Digital Drive County Durham social media workshop.

A new digital lease of life for Hallwood Hats

In common with many businesses, Andrew Hall, an expert in woodturning and owner of Hallwood Hats, found his business’ survival threatened by the coronavirus lockdown. Forced to re-evaluate his business model, the County Durham-based entrepreneur says financial support and business advice from Digital Drive has given him and his business a new lease of life.