Dempsey Dyer saves £50k after digital grant funding

Yorkshire fabricator, Dempsey Dyer, says it has saved over £50,000 in labour costs after being awarded a £7,000 grant from Digital Enterprise.

Digital Enterprise offers expertise, impartial advice and grant funding to enable businesses to invest in resilient technology solutions.

The £7,000 grant awarded by Digital Enterprise allowed Dempsey Dyer to remap its internal processes, leading to ‘significant’ efficiency gains.

Streamlined processes not only reduced the workload for staff but also enhanced job satisfaction by eliminating time-consuming administrative tasks. Additionally, the company was able to reduce its demand for paper trails, minimising its environmental impact.

Dempsey Dyer’s systems manager, Mark Suaznabar, said: “The efficiencies we’ve been able to develop have streamlined the processes in our stores and accounts departments. But rather than making our workforce smaller, we’ve reallocated roles and responsibilities to our team. By removing constrictive methods, team engagement has soared.

“We’ve identified an opportunity to develop key relationships with small businesses and trades across the country,” continued Mark. “As the business is now much more functional and streamlined, we can offer the same fantastic rates and service to businesses of any size, making this an area where we can see an opportunity for real growth.”

Digital Enterprise is specifically for West Yorkshire SMEs, over three years old and ready to invest in digital technology.

Digital Enterprise programme manager, Suzanne Bradbury, said: “Dempsey Dyer stands as a shining example of the transformative impact Digital Enterprise can have on businesses. By empowering businesses to embrace technology with confidence, we enable them to unlock their full potential.

“We welcome businesses looking to improve productivity and grow through investment in digital technology and solutions, as we’re able offer support and funding for a wide range of projects.”

Mark commented: “The advice and support from Digital Enterprise has been invaluable. We feel that everyone we have spoken to is on our side and has a genuine interest in seeing the business succeed. It’s given us the confidence to make decisions and take risks, but also shown how businesses large and small, old and new can benefit from new ideas and a fresh perspective.”

Through its Digital Accelerator Grant, Digital Enterprise can provide up to 50% (maximum £10,000) of costs for projects ranging in value from £2,000 to £25,000. Additionally, Digital Enterprise is able to offer a limited number of High Impact Grants, for projects that will have a significant and transformational impact on businesses.

Eligible businesses can receive up to 50% funding (or a maximum £35,000) for new digital initiatives costing between £25,000 and £100,000. As High Impact projects take longer to complete, Digital Enterprise is encouraging businesses to apply sooner rather than later.

This programme is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UKSPF is led by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Digital Enterprise is being delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, acting as Lead Authority for the Funds.

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