Ireland’s dedicated e-business representative body, Digital Business Ireland (DBI ), and one of the country’s leading financial services providers, Permanent TSB, have today announced a renewal of their partnership for the forthcoming year. Through the partnership, Permanent TSB will provide programme funding to support Digital Business Ireland, as it continues to work in tandem with its membership, to help businesses grow, scale and digitally transform, post-pandemic.
The ongoing collaboration between Permanent TSB and Digital Business Ireland will enable the representative body to further grow its extensive network of over 6000 members and provide an enhanced suite of supports and opportunities to its network.
These include its complimentary advisory services, training events, and its annual National Digital Awards programme, which launched this week, of which Permanent TSB is the title sponsor. Leveraging Digital Business Ireland’s network enables Permanent TSB to further support local Irish businesses, against a backdrop of increasing digitisation, and a rapidly growing domestic ecommerce market.
Throughout the last year, Permanent TSB and DBI worked together to deliver supports for Irish Business, including:
800 businesses received training on digital strategy which helped them to turbo-charge their online growth;
More than 300 businesses entered the Permanent TSB Digital Business Ireland Digital Awards, with 26 winners and runners-up spotlighted across three categories; Website, Innovation and People;
Five bricks and mortar businesses were able to pivot their business to a digital sales channel through support from Permanent TSB;
Thousands of SMEs received additional advice and support, through collaboration with 10 Digital Business Ireland affiliate membership bodies; and,
The Click Green, Buy Nearby campaign was launched to encourage consumers to purchase from Irish businesses during November and December 2020.