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Digital Media Exchange

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Digital Media Exchange, October 2013 - June 2015

The Digital Media Exchange, DME was a project ran from the SOAR Works Digital Media Centre funded through ERDF,European Regional Development Fund. The project started in October 2013 and was a continuation from the previous Digital Media Centre service which opened in September 2012.

What was the purpose of the DME?

The purpose of the DME was to create and safeguard jobs, assist businesses and create new businesses through digital and general business support.

What did the DME achieve?

In the time that the SOAR DME project ran it successfully supported just over 35 individuals and businesses to be created, develop and become sustainable.

  • 5 businesses created
  • 4 jobs created
  • 6 job safeguarded
  • 13 businesses assisted

Feedback from clients

‘’We have found the support and professionalism second to non, to say we were previously digital illiterate would be an understatement!’’
‘’I have been so appreciative of the funding enabling us to access the support for free’’
‘’Finding the Digital Media Exchange programme has been a fantastic journey of rebuilding my life and gaining confidence to believe in my business and start it off’’
‘’I think this kind of support is vital to small businesses and social enterprises. The service we have received has been excellent and way beyond anything we would have been able to do for ourselves’’
‘’In these times of recession when small businesses are struggling to get off the ground, it is fantastic to be able to access such a service’’

DMEx Impact Report

The DME project has produced an Impact Report which provides some case studies from SOAR and other digital media centres in Sheffield. View the DMEx Impact Report here.

Closing Conference

See Storify for more information and slides from the closing conference.