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Cake, Cycling, Doing Business Danish Style!

Two Danish digital companies, Digitypes and Online Fox, visit Leeds Beckett University - a project partner on the Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing programme.

Doing Business Danish Style

Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing programme

Two Danish digital companies, Digitypes and Online Fox, visited Leeds Beckett University, a project partner on the Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing programme. The visit was organised by Rosi Newman, Project Coordinator on the Lean Landing project. The aim is to give visiting SMEs the chance to network, find business opportunities and as part of this initiative, our Danish visitors attended events at the Leeds Digital Festival, and were keen to connect with SMEs in the digital sector.

The Leeds Beckett University Business Centre in Halifax has a strong digital SME presence who take advantage of the excellent office space and facilities there. What better place to host a coffee and cake knowledge exchange and networking event between our Halifax SMEs and our visitors.

Lasse and Tobias, our Danish visitors, stated “A lot of our work is based on building new relations and networking, and we are interested in meeting innovative companies.”

A total of six Halifax digital SMEs attended and it didn’t take long for common ground to be established. One of them was Graham Hill (Graham C R Hill IT Services Ltd) who, and alongside his digital ‘day job’, is involved with a Danish charity ‘Cycling Without Age’.  The Calderdale branch has just been established, and they recently received their Danish-made trishaw electric bike.

We couldn’t let the opportunity pass to not only give our Danish visitors great opportunity to swap knowledge, ideas and contacts, but also give Lasse and Tobias a ride round the Piece Hall on the new trishaw.

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Regions within the North Sea Region programme area

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Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing

The Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing project is an ERDF funded project aiming to encourage export opportunities for SMEs.

Project partners are based in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Netherlands and the UK.