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Digital Peninsula Network

1 - 2 Old Brewery Yard, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SL
01736 333700

About us

DPN is the largest network of ICT and Digital businesses in Cornwall. Companies in the membership range in size from individuals to those with more than 50 staff and include; software developers, website designers, computer games designers, animators, hardware system installers and computer technicians and so on. 

DPN provides a range of services including training provision, networking events, marketing support and a job and tender finding service. DPN also represents the views of businesses in the ICT / Digital sectors based in Cornwall, helping to attract funding and further support for businesses. 

In addition to the Digital Peninsula Network membership, DPN also runs two other successful business networks. Network Cornwall, a network of Business women based in Cornwall with over 8500 members from 4000 different businesses and Cornwall Media Focus, a network of digital creatives with 150 member companies. 

DPN was established in 1999 by a group of like-minded business people working in the digital/ICT sector. DPN grew quickly with support form SWRDA, Cornwall Council, BT and others, delivering substantial projects funded through Objective 5b Objective 1 and more recently Convergence ESF funding and SFA funding. 

DPN is currently working in partnership on the ESF / SFA Cornwall College-led Workplace Learning Project, The ESF / SFA Response to Redundancy Project led by the Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and is also contracted to deliver SFA (Skills Fnding Agency) mainstream-funded provision for Cornwall College and Cornwall Adult Education Service (CAES). 

We offer

The Digital Peninsula Network is devoted to helping the ICT and digital media industry to become more profitable.

We provide a framework of support for our membership and promote Cornwall as the UK's digital peninsula – a leading region in the development and use of digital technology.

At the Digital Peninsula Network (DPN), we believe that businesses are becoming more and more reliant on the information and communications technologies (ICTs). In addition to supporting businesses working in the ICT / Digital sector DPN supports businesses to make the best use of  ICTs as a catalyst for business productivity and growth. Our work is targeted at small and medium businesses SMEs in Cornwall and focusses on the following key areas:

Skills and knowledge: DPN primarily helps IT and digital businesses keep abreast of the rapidly evolving digital media technologies, through skills training and up-to-date information. It also provide a wide range of  relevant and flexible courses to cater for the needs of every SME wanting to explore digital technologies as a way to increase their profit.

Business advice: DPN supports new ICT / Digital businesses who wish to establish themselves on the Cornish, British and international markets  through advice, business training, staff recruitment support and marketing opportunities

Networking: DPN strives to encourage the creation of more ICT related jobs through a wide range of networking events, an ICT support forum, apprenticeship opportunities and ICT-Scout, the DPN’ssector-specific job alert system.

Marketing: Through a wide range of promotional events, online directories and international development projects, DPN assists ICT businesses in raising their profile and marketing themselves locally, nationally and internationally.

We support

  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • People
  • Conference, Meeting Rooms
  • Technology
  • Networks
  • Premises
  • Skills
  • Cornwall

Benefits

DPN is more than a training provider and a ensemble of networks.

ICT scout - DPN's innovative ICT specialist job advertisement platform

Advice and guidance - get personalised and relevant advice

Room and equipment hire - to help you organise a work conference, a presentation or a training course

Office services - for office tasks, from printing and faxing to scanning...

Technical support - to help you resolve most, if not all of your technical questions

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