QA Ltd and one of the UK’s biggest SME communities, Be the Business, proudly join forces to launch the ‘Be the Digital Business’ initiative.

This long-awaited partnership will aim to empower thousands of businesses across the country to thrive in the digital era. Some of the country’s largest organisations such as Amazon, Capita, Nationwide and Salesforce will gift millions of pounds worth of apprenticeship levy funds, further supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds to upskill, reskill or take debt-free paths into a career in tech with one of the community’s 10,000+ SMEs.

"It’s great to be launching this partnership with QA. I speak to leaders of small businesses every day who tell me about the challenges that they’re facing finding the skills they need, especially digital and tech skills,” said Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business.

“We know from our work with 13,000 businesses that those that become more digital, increase their productivity as a result. So, this new partnership with QA to help more small businesses access the digital skills they need will also generate big productivity wins for those businesses who get involved."

Jo Bishenden, MD Apprenticeships, QA, says:

“With digital skills predicted to be required for 90% of roles within the next two decades, small businesses will need to attract, train, and retain talent order to thrive in the digital economy.

The Be the Digital Business initiative will allow SMEs to succeed in the digital landscape by unlocking funds that would otherwise go unspent, without any additional cost to the public purse.”

‘Be the Digital Business’ is going to change the way companies access the most in-demand and sought-after tech skills.

If you are a small business, a large levy payer, or someone wanting to thrive in the world of tech, find out more here.