The Chelsea Foundation has joined forces with Google to support start-up businesses by bringing its Google Digital Garage training to the Edge of the Box Club.

The Google Digital Garage is one of Google’s flagship investment programmes in the UK, where anyone can come and learn free digital skills through a range of courses or one-on-one sessions, offering free advice and coaching on essential business skills for start-ups.

Since launching the Google Digital Garage in 2015, more than 500,000 people have benefitted from Google’s free face-to-face training on digital know-how across 400 locations in the UK.

The collaboration between the Chelsea Foundation and Google Digital Garage has and will continue to benefit start-ups in different areas of starting a business, including digital marketing and social media strategies with businesses also having access to online support from Google Digital Garage.

Chelsea Foundation employability and enterprise manager Carl Southwell said: 'It’s easy to collaborate when you both share a common goal of supporting the local start-up community.

'Google Digital Garage have been great to work alongside; the training they provide on the day is superb.

'There is potential for others who aren’t able to make it on the day to also benefit from the training via the online support they provide. I'm really looking forward to the next collaboration in February and supporting more start-ups and potentially other Premier League clubs.'

Ronan Harris, Google UK & Ireland managing director, said: 'In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful and when it comes to business, it’s essential.

'We are delighted to bring the Google Digital Garage to Edge of the Box Club and ensure everyone has access to free digital skills workshops and one-on-one coaching.

'We hope you'll pop in and get the skills you need to become more confident online, grow your career or business, and maybe even launch the next big idea.'

The next Edge of the Box Club will take place on Tuesday 4 February, when Stamford Bridge will host 10 other Premier League Clubs who will be exploring the opportunity to deliver their own Edge of the Box Club.

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