St Mary’s resident Dan Marcus has successfully received ERDF funding from the Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme to kickstart the setup of his IT Consultancy business ‘Digital Navigators’. The business will offer a range of services to the islands from ICT business consultancy to fixing laptops and offering advice on how to access digital services.

Dan has 15 years professional experience within the IT industry and soon realised with our ever increasing reliance on digital technology in both our homes and businesses, particularly with the introduction of 4G to the islands, that there was a gap in the market to provide this sort of support to our island community.

‘‘The funding has enabled me to purchase equipment to a higher specification than I could normally afford. This enabled me to offer a broader range of services to clients. I found the application and claims process straightforward compared to other funding streams I have applied to in the past and felt really supported throughout the whole process. I aim to provide an accessible, on call service to help clients make the most of their digital resources’

Since receiving the funding the business is now up and running and offering its services to the community.

For more information visit the website www.digitalnavigators.co or if you would like more details on how to apply for ERDF funding visit www.iosvoucherscheme.co.uk