Business Strategy Support



Let’s Design Your Future Together


The business strategy programme is a blend between two full day workshops, online learning and one-to-one bespoke business support. Throughout you will be working in small groups and partaking in online modules to provide an overview of the current cyber technologies. You will also use models and tools to evaluate how these can be applied to your business to increase business growth, stability and security. There is no cost to participating companies as the workshops are fully funded by Lancaster University, European Regional Development Fund and Norther Powerhouse. Workshops will be held in various locations across Lancashire.




These workshops focus on giving you an understanding of the strategic landscape, giving your business clear plan of action, access and connections to key supporting organisations including finance, further business development and technical support, and connections to a wider deep trust network of other SMEs.


Online Learning


The online learning portal gives you access to several business security focused modules such as cyber essentials, a buesiness innovation audit, absorpitive capacity audit and indentifying external driving forces. Typically a module takes 30 minutes to complete but can have long term impact on your business.


One-to-One Support


As well as the workshops and online learning there will be opportunities throughout the programme to meet with our highly experienced business team who can give you bespoke cyber and digital advice. Particularly around what to do next for your business.

Upcoming Events


February 2021 Workshops


After a successful first cohort we are now recruiting for cohort two. If you’re a Lancashire business interested in finding out how #cybersecurity can do much more than protect your organisation, register your interest now to attend our fully funded sessions.


Workshop Dates


Day 1: 23rd February 2021, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Introduction to programme – ‘Secure Digitalisation’ and ‘Cyber Security Education’

Day 2: 25th February 2021, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Business Model Canvas Development with a Cyber Innovation Focus

Day 3: 4th March 2021, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Scenario Planning as a tool to develop a Secure Digitalisation Strategy

PLEASE NOTE: To comply with  Lancaster University and Government guidelines about social distancing, workshops are currently being delivered online.

Digital Support


With a unique approach to development, our team of professional software engineers are at the ready to support your business ideas to help your business grow.


Read more about our digital support

Interested? Talk to one of the team


If you want to find out more about how you can welcome your digital future, contact one of our business managers. They will talk through any questions or queries you may have in addition to highlighting any other support Lancaster University has on offer.

Rebecca Robinson

Business Support and Project Manager

Gemma Collins

Business Partnerships Officer