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In 2020 we supported 61 small businesses through our model for #NewLocalism

Operating from our first location provided by Bank of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire, the headline figures DigitalHQ delivered in 2020 included:

  • Incubation – Under the name ‘Dún Laoghaire Enterprise Centre’ 9 businesses were incubated in the enterprise centre operated by DigitalHQ. Despite COVID 19 meaning the centre was closed during Level 5 the members still benefited from networking and other supports/services provided by the centre.

  • Business promotion campaigns – Under the name ‘Love Dún Laoghaire’ 61 local businesses were supported through 7 digital promotion campaigns. These campaigns focussed on the online offerings of local small businesses at key events in the calendar such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, January Sales as well as sector specific promotions. 936 social media posts were issued which received over 26,000 engagements from the public.

  • Business Networking events – Under the name @DigitalDunLaoghaire 4 events were delivered with over 180 attendees in total. Two were pre COVID 19 but the experience of the two events delivered online was very positive. The Cathaoirleach of DLR County Council spoke at the ‘Going Green for business growth’ to an audience of over 60 online attendees.


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