Web Fuelled Business

S4S delivered 8 hour intensive boot camps combined with 100 hours of custom online video training to improve the online skills of UK small businesses. The program reached over 4,600 business.

In January 2014, S4S agreed on behalf of the UK government, to design and implement a programme of activity to achieve the following goals;

  • Create 250 jobs in the South West Peninsula Region
  • Assist in the provision of £1,953,000 match funding the solution

S4S developed an intensive Six week course which combined world-class training, personal business advice and individual support. This tailored training resulted in every participant gaining the knowledge and skills required to write and prove the content of a comprehensive business plan and cash flow for their business. This immersive course took place in seven locations across the South West Peninsula Region between June and November 2014.


  • 419 jobs created and £2,503,297 of private match funding by the end of the evidencing project timeline as a result of the School for Startups South West Peninsula Programme.
  • 97% of respondents were satisfied with the course, 77% of which were very satisfied.
  • 97% of participants were likely to recommend the course to a friend
  • Overall participants agreed that the course improved their skills and confidence across all topics


This course was an eye opener. I have and continue to put the information learnt on the course into effect and it was crucial to the success I’ve had with online sales of a new product line I was on the verge of releasing when I attended the course. I seriously believe that I would not have had the success I have had to date with this product without having attended the course. Thank you!

Gary Fossey. Shamrock Driving School

As a direct result of Web Fuelled Business, We were able to attract equity investment in our business. So essentially, by attending we secured our first stage seed investment

Maria Hayden, Bandwagon

The quality of the advice was out of this world. As a result of one day of attending Web Fuelled Business, I personally went back to implement all the SEO advice. This led to an increase in site visits from 300 to 1.2 million visitors per month. This advice was phenomenal and is now helping me build my business.

Dr Graham Lawler, GLMP Limited

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