join Barnsley's e-Commerce support programme to find out



a virtual 6 week programme, designed exclusively for Barnsley, with your business in mind. 

gain exclusive access to over 30 hours training with ten e-Commerce specialists, providing industry insights and practical advice showing you how to grow an online business - that's £10K worth of training for free!

our experts will take you step-by-step through the process of successfully setting your business up online and show you how to grow your sales through various digital channels. they'll be on hand to answer your questions in real-time, committed to helping you reach your full business potential and new levels of success.

furthermore, our experienced digital advisers are on-hand to help you recognise and plan for your full e-business potential, diagnosing your existing capabilities and connecting you to free one-to-one support from experienced e-Commerce consultants where required.*

developing e-Commerce channels, training individuals like you or running their own e-Commerce businesses is something our specialists all do daily, so you can be sure that you’re gaining up-to-date, real-world skills that will help you reach your goals.

whether you are new to e-Commerce or in need of further support to grow, this programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need to build a resilient retail business and enable it to grow.

to allow participants of this programme to gain in-depth tailored support, places are limited, so ensure to express your interest today. eligible companies will be invited to fully enrol upon registering.


group virtual training

learn the ropes and gain actionable advice with 12 virtual expert-led training workshops to choose from


tailored one-to-one advice

Digital Advisers will help you develop a roadmap to digital growth, connecting you to free one-to-one support from experienced e-Commerce experts*


online networking

meet, privately chat and knowledge share with like-minded retail businesses in the Barnsley area



click on each session's info button to find out more


expert consultants



*Terms and Conditions

This project is one of seven Prioritised Recovery Projects, part of a £2 million economic investment, funded by Barnsley Council and Sheffield City Region. As part of Barnsley’s Economic Recovery Action Plan, these projects will help the local economy bounce back from Covid. The programme aims to support people, businesses, traders, charities or community organisations to safeguard existing jobs as well as creating new jobs and businesses.

Enrolment is subject to an eligibility review and approval. Companies and/or individuals will need to be based in Barnsley to be able to access this support programme.  All enrolled businesses will have access to the capability building workshops and recordings. Eligible companies will be offered further access to free consultations with the workshop speakers and  programme associates. Any costs incurred outside of the scope of the programme consultations are not covered by this project and will be payable by the company. Free consultation is subject to availability/eligibility and intended for companies with scale up potential and job creation intentions. Participating individuals and/or companies will be expected to report outputs relating to this programme including projected job growth and sign documentation provided.

Support provided to your organisation through the Covid Bounce-Back Programme is considered to fall under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance. This allowance is the equivalent of 325,000 Special Drawing Rights, (approx. £332,000 Sterling) to a single economic actor over any period of three fiscal years and includes any subsidy previously received as de minimis aid under the previous EU State Aid regime or as Small Amounts of Financial Assistance under Article 364(4) of the UK – EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) from any subsidy awarding body. The value of the subsidy intended to be provided to you under the Covid Bounce-Back Programme is forecast to be a maximum of £13,860 which at the current European conversion rate is €16,226. Please note, this the maximum a company can access as part of this programme. The average value of support will depend on the individual customer journey and development requirements. Upon registration you will be required to confirm that your organisation will not exceed the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance limit by accessing this programme.

Upon registering for this programme, we will collect personal data. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council will process all personal data we collect directly from you, or we obtain about you, in accordance with the requirements of the UK GDPR and the DPA 2018. We respect the privacy of every individual and will only use your personal data as stated in our privacy notice available at: