Businesses in Yorkshire are taking advantage of a Government voucher scheme that enables them to install superfast broadband.

Leeds, Harrogate, Halifax, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Doncaster and York are among more than 120 locations around the UK to be eligible for the vouchers aimed at helping companies to grow and develop.

In addition to SMEs, registered charities, social enterprises and sole traders can all qualify for the Connection Vouchers scheme which offers up to £3000 per customer to install dedicated superfast circuits to their business.

Fraser Watson, Managing Director of Pescado, one of the scheme’s approved suppliers, said: “The Connection Vouchers scheme is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to upgrade their broadband and gain real business benefits.

“A better broadband connection enables businesses to improve their services, enhance their customer experience and reduce software and hardware costs.”

In December, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the Government was making £40million available from April 2015 to March 2016 to help more cities roll out the Connection Vouchers scheme.

Fraser added: “We have already helped a number of businesses across the UK take advantage of the vouchers which can be worth up to £3000 to businesses.

“The impact of upgrading to superfast broadband can be transformational for a business.”

Business communications specialist Pescado provides clients across the UK with communications services, mobile office and converged, IT and cloud services. .

Clients include national brands such as Crabtree & Evelyn, Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club and Lexmark International as well as SMEs across the UK.

Fraser added: “We have a unique offering in being able to make a business’s technology work seamlessly from connectivity such as business grade fibre, server maintenance and support right through to mobile handsets. Customers love the fact we talk about their business technology in a language they understand and which is focussed on helping them achieve their own business growth objectives.”

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