Following new research from Vodafone Business revealing 36% of UK SMEs fear going out of business over next two years which could lead to a £49bn hit to the economy.
- ‘Diary of a CEO’ star Steven Bartlett launches new three-part documentary series in partnership with Vodafone Business to help SMEs better embrace digital technology and supercharge their business
- The release of the Digital SOS campaign follows new Vodafone research which reveals that one in three SMEs fear they will go out of business over the next two years which could lead to a £49.5 billion deficit in the UK economy
- Research also finds that if SMEs began making full use of digital technology, it would improve the profitability of the sector and provide a £114 billion boost to Britain’s economy
- Episode 1 of the Digital SOS documentary series is available to watch here now
Vodafone Business has partnered with ‘Diary of a CEO’ star Steven Bartlett to launch ‘Digital SOS’ – a new series of documentary films to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) supercharge their businesses by making better use of digital technology.
The three-part series has been launched following new research commissioned by Vodafone Business which revealed that almost one in three (36%) SMEs said they feared going out of business in the next two years due to rising inflation and a flat market. The findings also revealed that if this 36% of SMEs did fail, it could lead to a £49.5 billion deficit in the UK economy.
In his role as a Vodafone Business Ambassador, the series sees entrepreneur and digital technology expert Steven Bartlett visit a struggling UK small business to assess how their current use of digital technology is hindering their growth potential. Each episode demonstrates how the vast array of resources available on Vodafone Business’s V-Hub Small and Medium Business Support website can help SME business owners enhance their digital skills – helping to boost profitability and productivity for their business.
The first episode in the series sees Steven visit Apex Strength and Wellness, a community gym based in Bishops Stortford, Herts, to help its Founder Amelia Lawes turn the business around.