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SPONSORED: Digital Development Loan is the ingredient that can take your business to the next level


R&W Scott has been making jam for more than 130 years – but even the most traditional recipes for success can benefit from a 21st century upgrade.

The Lanarkshire food firm wanted to boost productivity by investing in hardware, software and staff training – and the answer lay in digital technology.

The right app, systems, software or skills can take your business to a new level when it comes to managing human and energy resources, stock and sales. But it’s frustrating when you don’t know where to start – or even find the cash outlay needed to make the move in the first place.

Digital can be complicated, time consuming and expensive – not only do you need to pay for the right software and hardware to suit your needs; it can be costly to hire the specialist knowledge and expertise to put a strategy in place. Next, you and your staff may need the training to develop digital skills. Carluke-based R&W Scott were able to reduce these pain points thanks to a new Scottish Government initiative.

Like them, your business could qualify for an interest-free Digital Development Loan.  Digital Development Loans enable eligible businesses in Scotland to borrow anything from £5,000 to £100,000, which can be used to improve digital capacity, digital capability or bring digital skills up to date. The loan has no set-up costs, can be repaid over any period up to five years and doesn’t penalise you for early repayment. No director guarantees are required. Digital Development Loans are perfectly suited to all business sectors and could be the solution your business needs to move to the next level. Application is straightforward and is done online.

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R&W Scott’s used their Digital Development Loan to invest in hardware, software and staff training. Their digital transformation has set them up for growth and they couldn’t be happier with how their digital project went.

Get answers to your questions, find out if you’re eligible and apply online by visiting the Digital Development Loan website here:  www.digitaldevelopmentloan.org . Or, if you’d rather speak to someone, contact us by email to organise a chat:  apply@digitaldevelopmentloan.org  or call us 01236 702 061.  



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