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Local childcare company receives the booster it needs

Business Gateway supplied specialist branding, social media and communications support.

About the business

Kelso-based Christine Hamilton approached Business Gateway in 2017 for support with a digital marketing strategy that would help her rural business stand out in an increasingly competitive market.

Specialists in outdoor learning, Castlegate Nursery and Out of School Club’s ethos is inspired by its surrounding natural environment, so owner Christine worked closely with DigitalBoost advisers to bring this life with a new logo.

It’s great to work with partners like Business Gateway and DigitalBoost who see things from a different perspective, as well as ensuring external opportunities are consistently on our radar.

How Business Gateway has helped

As well as specialist branding, social media and communications support, Business Gateway helped Castlegate to secure over £3000 from the Scottish Borders Grant, which funded fifty percent of the firm’s investment in website and branding.

Christine added: “The DigitalBoost service has enabled us to revolutionise our entire internal office management systems, create a new online brand, use digital marketing channels for the first time and increase business opportunities in the local area.”

Support provided

1:1 Business Advisor Support

Masterclasses

Advice on Funding

Digital Health Check

Digital Workshops

Online Resources (guides, tutorials)

What’s next?

Following the support from DigitalBoost and subsequent investment into digital marketing, Castlegate has seen a 17% increase in the number of 3 and 4-year-old children enrolled, in comparison to 2018-19. Christine will use her new-found business confidence to actively seek opportunities to be seen locally and nationally.

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