Tech giant Microsoft is piloting an initiative to help SME’s in Leicestershire get more out of their digital products and help grow their business.

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is working with Microsoft’s Business Support division to give companies help to access and maximise tools like Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM systems, through to more specialist complex transformation projects.

Andy Reed OBE, LLEP Co-Chair, said:

“Increased productivity is a pillar of our regional economic growth plan and we are using our Innovation Strategy and other activities to find new ways of helping small businesses find simple ways of working better.

“By collaborating with partners such as Microsoft, we are able to offer support to small businesses which form the vast majority of the region’s economy.”

Amit Sinha, SMB and Scale CTO for Microsoft UK, said:

“We have curated a business support programme which we are excited to be piloting in Leicester and Leicestershire.

“Businesses will be able to access online courses, free one-to-one business consultations, and free access to a range of resources and expertise.”

SMEs can learn more about the free resources available through the:

  • Small Business Resource Centre here
  • Business Consultations here