Get in touch

Full guidance and the application process is detailed at the bottom of this page, along with the full team at UWE Bristol supporting the project delivery.


If you have a question about the support on offer, your eligibility or would like to discuss your application, you can contact the Digital Skills - Workforce for the Future team via the below methods:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Jack Stanbury - 0117 32 81528

Fliss Cargill - 0117 32 86303

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Digital Skills Team

Fliss Cargill

Digital Skills Business Development Manager

Jack Stanbury

Digital Skills Project Officer

Katy Sensier

Business Projects Team Manager

Tracey John

Project Director

Lucy Wicksteed

Head of Business Enterprise

Rik Rawling

Finance Lead - External Projects

Further information and how to get involved

Digital Skills - Workforce for the Future is a free skills analysis and development programme for SMEs in the West of England.


The programme is designed to improve business productivity and sustainability through enhancing the digital capabilities of your business and the skills of your workforce.

Register for Digital Skills Support

We will continue to deliver learning opportunities for participating SMEs until early 2023,

and you will be able to access suitable development throughout the course of the programme.

Download the Info Pack

To be eligible for support, applicants must have a business presence in the West of England (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset)

and be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) according to the European Commission's SME definition. The project has received £4m of funding from the European Social Fund

as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority)

is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development

by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.