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Exeter Chamber members ELF (Exeter Leukaemia Fund) and Cosmic have celebrated a year of leading digital developments, culminating in a joint presentation in London at the launch event for this year’s Lloyds Bank Digital Skills Index report. Chief Executives Mags Naylor and Julie Hawker both spoke at the event, giving the audience of 400 businesses, MPs, government officials and charities an insight into the ways in which digital skills, leadership and strategic planning have given ELF a major boost in the past year.
Mags, CEO said “ELF has seen real change in the past 12 months. By implementing a digital strategy, streamlining processes and increasing efficiencies, we have saved over £100,000 in the year and this money has been re-directed towards supporting patients and families.”
Cosmic began supporting ELF over 5 years ago with its IT tech support service providing key maintenance and server support. The relationship has evolved in recent years to the addition of digital skills development, and last year Mags joined Cosmic’s first Digital Leadership programme alongside chief executives and senior leaders from other top businesses and charities in the area. Julie at Cosmic reflects, “Having Mags in the digital leaders group has been such a pleasure and we feel very proud of her achievements in moving the new digital plans forward so successfully. Mags really got to grips with the essential nature of digital at the heart of strategic plans, and she embraced the learning from the programme and from the other businesses involved too. To have seen the transformation of ELF and the benefits which this work has now realised for the direct benefit of patients is a major achievement”.
Full details of the Lloyds Bank report and its focus on ELF and Cosmic can be found at this link - http://resources.lloydsbank.com/insight/uk-business-digital-index/
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