A successful agency is hoping to meet raw talent capable of “becoming the next digital superstars” at our event focusing on Bolton’s digital scene.

David Ingram, founder and managing director, says Bring Digital has had five apprentices come through the system and all are still with the company in permanent roles.

He is looking forward to the morning event at the University of Bolton on Wednesday 17th May – which you can sign up to attend for free here – for selfish and unselfish reasons.

“I hope to be able to provide some insight, guidance and inspiration to individuals and organisations considering using apprentices as a route to finding and developing digital talent,” he told BusinessCloud ahead of the ‘Digital Bolton and the importance of apprenticeships’ event.

“The benefit for younger people entering the market through apprenticeships is that a lot of the basic skills and knowledge is already intuitive to them, for example how to use and interact across social media platforms.

“More selfishly, I'm hoping to meet some raw talent who might be interested in becoming the next wave of digital superstars.”

David Ingram

Having been involved in SEO for more than eight years, David has worked with a host of high-profile brands from across the globe.

He set up Bring Digital in 2012 with the intention of providing clients with a transparent, accountable service. It now handles the digital presence of more than 50 brands across a range of industries including Ann Summers, DW Fitness Clubs and Wynsors.

“While Bolton is generally seen as a satellite town to the digital hub of Manchester, I believe it's had an important impact on the digital landscape,” he continued.

“With the meteoric rise and £1 billion-plus stock market float of AO.com and some fantastic digital agencies delivering projects for global brands, Bolton has been punching above its weight in terms of digital presence and success.

“Bolton is a traditional town, but the new generation industrialists really are embracing digital, and this is bringing some great talent and funding to the town.

“Bolton offers an accessible and affordable North West base to businesses and start-ups who may want to avoid the overheads associated with the big cities.

“It's also a strong central point for other satellite towns such as Preston, Lancaster, Bury and Blackburn, which are all producing respectable digital businesses and talent in their own right.

“Bring Digital have been able to benefit from this strategic positioning by picking up huge global clients that operate north of Manchester.”

BusinessCloud has teamed up with the University Of Bolton, Bolton Council, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and a number of leading businesses across the borough to find out how Bolton has embraced the digital revolution. Join the discussion on Twitter at #digitalbolton.

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