Lincolnshire businesses wanted to help understand the digital landscape

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Digital businesses across Greater Lincolnshire are being urged to take part in a survey which will help local support groups better understand their scale and potential.

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, in partnership with the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) Innovation Council and Digital Lincoln, want to use this research to develop a deeper understanding of the digital landscape.

It is believed that over 7,000 people in Lincolnshire work in the digital industry and more than 16,000 work in jobs using digital skills. Digital workers contribute £161 billion to the UK Economy and the number of jobs has increased significantly, almost three times more than other jobs.

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Digital is a fast growing industry and we want to understand more about the types of businesses providing digital services and the people currently employed in digital jobs.

“We also want to understand the issues that employers experience in recruiting staff so we can help them to stay competitive and grow.

“The research involves an online survey which we would like as may different types of business to take part in. Many businesses don’t ‘do digital’ as their core activity but employ digital professionals.

“We want to learn more about the importance of digital skills and the challenges and opportunities they bring to all types of business as well as those specifically dedicated to digital enterprise.”