The Kirklees Business Hub
Developed and built by Alcium Software for Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council, the Kirklees Business Hub is a smart new digital platform enabling local businesses and start-ups to access business support, network, connect with each other and discover local opportunities. The Kirklees Business Hub was designed and developed with the primary aim to provide a full, up to date and comprehensive service to businesses and start-ups in Kirklees by streamlining and simplifying access to business support.
Businesses in Kirklees can register online for free to access the Hub’s services. Following registration, the Hub provides bespoke information for businesses including tender opportunities, grants, new funding programmes and details of available local premises via a comprehensive commercial property search. This content is targeted towards businesses based on the data collected from registration including the businesses size, stage and markets they operate in, or would like to break into.
Each registered company can create their very own business profile on the Hub, allowing them to showcase their business services and products. Businesses can also post their own tender opportunities and events – both of which are published to the tender opportunity directory and events section featured on the site. Business profiles come complete with their very own ‘dashboard’, providing profile analytics and user notifications.
Businesses registered on the hub can also request advice online directly from one of many Business Advocates on a rage of topic areas from HR and Finance through to Marketing and IT. Such advice is ‘real time interaction’ between business and business advocate, facilitated by a comprehensive instant messaging service built into the Hub.
The Business Hub also features external links to and details of National business support services including Growth Accelerator, Business is Great and Gov.uk.
The Kirklees Business Hub is fully integrated with and supported by Alcium Software’s Evolutive Customer Relationship and Enquiry Management software system. Alcium’s Evolutive CRM system is currently used by over 120 public sector organisations throughout the UK. The Hub itself is managed by the team at Kirklees through Alcium's very own Content Management system - Web Pilot. Web Pilot allows Kirklees to manage all website content including text and images, facilitating flexibility of the platform going forward.
Businesses in Kirklees can now register on the Kirklees Business hub at www.kirkleesbusinesshub.com
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