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Strategies for digital adoption

LCR4 START was an innovative initiative, supporting Liverpool City Region SME businesses develop their DIGITAL STRATEGY

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What is LCR4 START?

Bringing insight and imagination around the benefits of adopting a digital strategy.

LCR4 START was a European Regional Development Fund initiative, supporting Liverpool City Region SME business leaders and companies to gain a competitive edge by developing practical strategies for effective digital adoption. It provided insight, guidance and demonstration of good practice to accelerate SMEs along their digital journey.

The project has helped to shape:

People Skills

Readying people at all levels for digital change by providing the right opportunities to develop new skills or up-skill.


Ensuring effective planning for the delivery and management of digital infrastructures.


Support in developing future leaders who can steer organisations into full digital transformation – now and in the future.

Supply Chains

Supporting industry in developing value and opportunities through dynamic, digital supply chains.


Ensuring organisations have the right technology that is tailored and tested for their bespoke operations model. Providing testing facilities and advice on aligning technology for digital transformation projects.


Unlocking the right investment for businesses that want to embark on digital transformation programmes.

Who’s it for?

LCR4 START supported SME’s within the Liverpool City Region’s sectors but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing (Pharma, FMCG Aerospace, Automotive etc.)
  • Professional Services
  • Health
  • Energy
  • Visitor Economy

Preparing your business today for tomorrows challenges

Digital Awareness

Our teams helped raise digital awareness through a digital business assessment, case study and technology demonstration.

Digital Priorities

LCR4 START helped businesses to define their digital priorities through diagnostics and a digital fitness assessment informed by business priorities and opportunities.

Digital Support Networks

Our teams signposted digital support networks including relevant contacts and complimentary programmes of support and investment from third parties across the North-West region.

Digital Roadmap

We helped businesses to plan their digital roadmap by structuring better thinking and focussing on what digital can do for the company – planning a path to successful digital change.