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young woman standing front big digital screen with basic city street map GPS data, female touching sensitive display of modern smart city bus stop for check her location into the night

  Bridging the Digital Divide

A digital revolution is changing the way people live, work and play in the UK. 

With close to 40 million British adults using the internet daily for business and pleasure, the need for real digital engagement in our communities can’t be ignored.

This is why Real Towns has developed a cost-effective, step-by-step program to turn your place into a genuine digital hub.

We offer myriad plug-in technologies, laying a foundation for:

≡  Training and support to build a strong digital future

≡  Smart content to tell the unique story of your past, present and future


6 building blocks for a Digital Hub

Community Ambassadors


We show you how your high street can pack a real punch when traders pool resources and work together. When even the smallest business has access to the latest technology, your town gains a truly competitive edge – and starts to shine.




Why doesn’t everyone know how appealing your place really is? Digital platforms allow you to tell the world, increase visitors and put your town on the map. Transform the tourist experience through 360° vision, mobile walking tours and free Wi-Fi.




At the end of the day, everything comes back to the quality of community life. This is why our whole-town marketing is a genuinely holistic approach, integrating every aspect of your trade, tourism and community ventures. Because everyone matters.


Networking Collaborations


We lay the foundation of your digital platform via website, social media channels, video, doodle apps, mobile tour apps promoting your patch, virtual tours of business and public places, shopper beacons and the addition of optional town-wide Wi-Fi.


Meeting & Events Management


Digital is cutting edge, but storytelling is timeless. We show you how to tell old stories in new digital ways, and find fresh stories just around the corner. Don’t let stories of your people and communities die – pass them on to new generations.




Technology is nothing without the ability to use it. We offer full day digital skills training sessions and tailored workshops to suit each town’s specific requirements. Take advantage of Real Towns’ ongoing support to boost your digital growth.


Doing the digital thing

Ofcom rise of smarttphones report


Bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be; between doing things the old-fashioned way and doing the digital thing.

Embrace Innovate UK’s High Street Digital Hub Report 2016. We have – and we can help you make it happen.

With our own working model in Chipping Norton, we understand the enormous power and potential of digital technology, town marketing, tourism and community integration.

This is the digital hub in action. Chipping Norton is testament to its power.

Thriving, innovative communities recognise their heritage to build a bright future. Real Towns Digital Hubs have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Are you ready to flick the switch?

Ofcom smartphone report

Images and stats sourced from Ofcom’s Media Use and Attitudes 2015 report.


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