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About The Digital Accelerator Programme

The Digital Accelerator Programme offers specialist advice, support and seminars to help a broad range of start-ups and early-stage businesses develop their business plans and maximise their use of technology - to create new revenue streams, access new markets and attract investment. These support services are FREE of charge as the programme is funded by Enfield Council and delivered by Enterprise Enfield

One-to-One Support

The programme offers regular one-to-one meetings and advice clinics with our Entrepreneur in Residence to help with your digital strategy

Business Plan & Digital Review

We will review your online presence and digital channels and, if you are looking for funding, we will ensure your plan and pitch deck are investment ready

Hub Access

Register with the Let's Go! Business Hub at Enfield Business Centre and benefit from hot desking facilities, a business mailing address, access to networking events and meeting room/training room hire.

Partner Programme & Seminars

Access to a range of digital seminars and a network of preferred suppliers to help you implement your digital strategy

How We Can Help

The Digital Accelerator Programme can help with a range of digital topics to help develop your business

Website Design & Branding

Create a user friendly and visually appealing online presence which matches your offline branding

Search Engine Optimisation

Ensure your website appears at the top of search results for the most popular keywords

E-Commerce & Payment Processing

Transact online and access a new customer sales channel

Social Media Marketing

Harness the power of social media to reach new customers and develop a community of loyal followers

Financial & Regulatory Compliance

Navigate Financial Services regulation and ensure your business complies with the relevant legislations

ID Verification & Anti Money Laundering (AML) Technologies

Understand the 'Know Your Customer' requirements for your business and adopt a risk based approach

Customer Relationship Management

Manage your customer base and maximise conversion through relationship management

Online Chat & Integrated Technologies

Improve customer service and conversion through online chat and integrated technologies

Seminars, Workshops & Events

Talking Social Media Basics Seminar

Friday 8th March 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm

This is a more in-depth 3 hour seminar in which participants will learn how to use social media effectively to promote their business effectively. It covers:

Driving Traffic to Your Website & SEO

Date TBC

Learn how to use content, paid ads and social media to drive traffic to your website and how to optimise:

Looking for funding?

Our business experts can advise on traditional and alternative methods of financing for your business and the eligibility criteria for each one


We can advise on how to obtain bank financing to fund your growth plans


We work with angel investors and networks who are interested in investing in early stage tech businesses


We can advise on this new form of financing and help you build a successful crowdfunding campaign


Venture Capital provides corporate-backed investment to firms with high growth potential

Our Objectives

The Digital Accelerator Programme is committed to helping individuals maximise the use of technology to launch or expand businesses and create employment opportunities in the Borough of Enfield.


Full Time Jobs



Problems we can help solve

You have a more ‘traditional’ business but want to explore using technology to reach new customers and increase revenue

You’ve launched a business and had some early success but are struggling to scale the business and take it to the next level

You’re at the very early stages and have a great idea but you are not sure where to start in terms of technology and/or funding

You have an innovative idea for a business but are struggling to gain enough customer interest or funding

Benefits of The Digital Accelerator Programme

We can empower you to maximise the use of digital technology in your business

Boost Efficiency

Reduce Costs

Enhance Your Online Presence

Increase Sales

Create New Revenue Streams

Raise Finance

Access New Markets

Maintain a Competitive Edge

Our Amazing Partners

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Meet the Team

The Digital Accelerator Programme is managed by a team of professionals with a passion for helping start-up and early stage businesses.


Despina Johnson


Despina Johnson has been the Chief Executive of Enterprise Enfield since 2009 and has been working in economic regeneration for over 20 years. She has led on many business support programmes funded through local and central government, as well as the European Union. Despina sees the Digital Accelerator Programme as a wonderful new opportunity to support young and dynamic businesses to grow in this part of London.


Marija Butkovic


Marija Butkovic is a digital marketing and business consultant, public speaker, blogger and startup mentor who has worked across a range of projects in different industry sectors, including legal, journalism, tech, IoT, wearable tech and fashion tech. She is also a STEM ambassador.


Liz Gjoni

Business Advisor

Liz has spent more than 20 years in the IT and business service industry in the UK and USA, holding senior positions within the private and public sector. Accredited as a SFEDI Business Adviser, she is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs overcome challenges to start, manage and run their businesses successfully.


Geoff Folkes

Business Advisor

With a background in banking, Geoff has over 18 years’ experience advising and supporting small and medium sized businesses in and around London. He advises start-ups and established businesses in a range of areas including: preparing business plans, raising finance, locating premises as well as sales and marketing


Vernette John-Joiles

Entrepreneur in Residence

Vernette John-Joiles, is a website designer/developer, workshop and seminar facilitator and online branding consultant. She has worked with start-up and small to medium businesses to assist with the development of their online presence. She is the winner of the 2018/19 BeMogul Award for being recognised as being an influential business owner and entrepreneurship, and also an expert contributor partner for Women on the Web.

Eligibility Criteria

The Digital Business Accelerator Programme is open to early stage business owners who are either trading or have registered a business under 42 months old. These business must either have premises located in the London borough of Enfield, or be willing to relocate to the borough - this can include registering with Enterprise Enfield’s Let's Go! Business Hub*

*If you don’t have business premises in Enfield, you can join the Let's Go Business Hub at Enfield Business Centre and access this digital support. The Hub offers a range of facilities for businesses including: business advice, hot desking, a mailing address and mailbox, discounted meeting room hire and access to networking events via the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.

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Get in Touch

Call us on 020 8443 5457
or send us an email and we'll contact you as soon as possible