Village Web Company CIC is a social enterprise from Stockport, Greater Manchester that fights digital exclusion and encourages diversity in tech.
In addition to web development and training, Village Web Company CIC provides employment opportunities, mentoring and work experience placements to encourage diversity in the tech industry.
Village Web Company was founded by Claire Worthington BSc, PG Dip and primarily works with small businesses and other organisations to help them make the most of the internet. Claire is a web developer, mentor and digital skills trainer from Stockport in Greater Manchester and has been working in digital since 2013.
The best way to fight digital exclusion is with friendly, knowledgable humansClaire Worthington
Although Village Web Company wasn’t incorporated until September 2021, Claire started the business, operating as a sole trader, back in 2014. Due to her strong commitment to fighting digital exclusion, she made the decision to enrol the Village Web Company as a member of the Online Centres Network in 2016, which offers free training to anybody wanting to learn how to use a computer or get online.
Village Web Company CIC Aims
- Support those running small businesses and other organisations by offering digital products and training, which allows them to make the most of the opportunities available through the internet.
- Fight digital exclusion by providing free to attend digital skills training
- Increase diversity in tech, by offering work placements and volunteering opportunities for those wishing to start their careers in tech.