Google Comes to Birmingham to Get British Businesses Online
Google’s UK Managing Director Matt Brittin is paying a visit to Birmingham next week as part of a drive to encourage more British businesses to get online.
Google will join other companies such as PayPal, the IoD and BT as part of the ‘Getting British Business Online‘ scheme which was launched earlier this year. The initiative has so far claimed to have helped over 75,000 UK businesses design and launch a free website.
Speaking to TheBusinessDesk, Matt said:
“Google is delighted to come to Birmingham. With the vast majority of the UK population now online, it has never been more important for small businesses to develop an online presence. We want to help demonstrate how quick and easy setting up a website can be.”
Visitors will be shown how to get a free website in under 20 minutes, and will also learn how to use the internet to reach new markets.
While 41 million people in the UK are online and use the internet, over 30% of businesses – an estimated 1.5 million – still do not have a website. With so many various online marketing opportunities now available – ranging from Twitter and Facebook to search engine optimisation (SEO) – the event aims to raise awareness of the importance of an online presence and help more businesses to get started.
The event will take place on Thursday, 30 September from 6.30pm at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. Visit www.gbbo.co.uk for further details.