A BUSINESS support programme for digital and technology firms in Bradford is going virtual amid COVID-19.

Northern Max 3 will take place over ten weeks, starting on 23 April, and includes mentoring and workshops, with a focus on helping companies exploit opportunities after lockdown is lifted, as well as providing an opportunity to pitch for potential investment.

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, of Bradford Council, said: "Now more than ever, we need to support our small businesses. That's why we are moving this free support programme online to make sure nobody misses out.

"Northern Max will give businesses a crucial support network and that will benefit Bradford and the wider region as we emerge from the current crisis."

Entheos Media Group took part in the programme in 2019. Creative Director, Ryan Murphy, said: "It was enormously helpful, giving us the tools necessary for transforming our skills into a functional and growing business. Since our time at Northern Max, we've got funding, grants and have gained a bigger client base."