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, computer technicians and so on.
DPN provides a range of services including training provision, networking events, business and innovation support, 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 11000 members from 4500 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 from 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 works in partnership to deliver projects funded by the European Social Fund / Skills Funding Agency, a range of pan European projects funded by the EU and is also contracted to deliver SFA (Skills Fnding Agency) mainstream-funded Apprenticeship provision on behalf of both The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall Adult Education Service (CAES).
Through these wide ranging projects DPN supports Cornwalls business community with it's use of ICT and digital skills, young people with career development and skills and the unemployed to gain the digital skills they need to get back into work.