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Google Garage Event

Google Garage event to be held in Barrow

Published on: Friday 28th October 2016
Categorised under: Learn , Barrow, Business, Furness College, Technology

Search engine giant Google is coming to Cumbria for a special event hosted by in-Cumbria.com.

The internet giant will host a ‘digital garage’ programme at Furness College’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre on Thursday, December 1.

The free event will feature presentations from some of Cumbria’s leading digital businesses with sessions from Google staff to help local businesses build an online presence and grow their business with digital tools.

Kathryn Farrow, marketing managing at Furness College, a partner of Choose Cumbria, said: “Furness College is delighted to support this CN Group event that will bring the globally-recognised brand Google to our Channelside campus and we’re sure that business leaders and our students are looking forward to hearing more about the latest innovations in ecommerce and online.

“We’re particularly pleased to be able to host it in our new £4m Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre, which houses cutting-edge technology facilities and is focused very much on the future, reflecting the ethos of this event.”

The day will begin at 8.30am when Cumbrian firms will reveal how digital opportunities have helped them grow, and then it continues with two sessions led by Google before closing at around 12.30pm.

Nick Turner, digital strategy manager at CN Group, said: “We ran a similar event at Carlisle Racecourse in July that saw over 150 businesses attend.

“Attendees were given an insight into how to make the most of digital opportunities and we’re looking forward to bringing this event to the business community in Barrow.”

The event is being staged with the support of Connecting Cumbria, the county council-run project that has rolled out superfast broadband around the county.

Click here to sign up for the event.

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