27 March 2017

Techstars London Accelerator

The Techstars Accelerator program in London focuses on a wide range of tech startups.  Home to a thriving international community of tech, founders, innovators and investors, London is an epicentre of startup activity. Ranked as the #6 strongest startup ecosystem in the world, London is known as a powerful location for startups. Founders are flocking…

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27 March 2017

Local apprenticeship award nominations open

Are you an outstanding employer? Has your apprentice made a praiseworthy contribution to your business? Nominations are being taken for Leicester’s apprentice of the year and apprenticeship employer of the year. Awards will be presented at the Apprenticeship Hub graduation ceremony in the sparkling surroundings of Athena on 23 June 2017. The event will be…

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27 March 2017

Manufacturing Barometer

Economic Growth Solutions, have joined forces with SWMAS Group Ltd to support the national Manufacturing Barometer. Gathering confidence, trends and opinions from within the manufacturing industry. Please find down below the latest national and your regional Manufacturing Barometer Reports – combined Midlands and regional East Midlands report. Manufacturing Barometer Reports East Midlands

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24 March 2017

Pitchfest Winners Dynamic Flow Technologies win £10K worth of suppor

Innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs with high growth potential seeking investment went head to head on Wednesday 22 March at the Pitchfest finals held during the Venturefest East Midlands expo.. The 10 finalists pitched to a panel of judges, after applying and being selected following pitch training provided by the Knowledge Transfer Network. All finalists gave…

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24 March 2017

Business leaders sought to lead local economic growth

The Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is looking for six businesses leaders operating within the Leicestershire area, to join the LLEP Board for a new three-year term.   The LLEP is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships in the country set up to improve the performance of the local economy and guide growth across…

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24 March 2017

Backing Business Ambition Survey

The economic and political landscape has undergone significant change over the past 12 months, presenting new challenges and opportunities for businesses across the UK. Insider has joined forces with private equity firm LDC to gauge current business sentiment, looking at what firms see as their challenges and opportunities for growth over the coming year. What…

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16 March 2017

Business leaders chosen as Export Champions

A delegation of 28 business leaders from across the region has been brought together to become Export Champions – promoting trade opportunities around the world.

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16 March 2017

Innovate UK R&D and International business – survey

Innovate UK is exploring attitudes and experiences around R&D and international business to help shape the support they provide to businesses. For those who’d like to be involved in follow up research, there’s a £50 incentive for your time. First step though, comeplete the survey. To take the survey please click here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/52JJ3GJ

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09 March 2017

Business leaders urge firms to support plans for Leicester’s first Business Improvement District

A group of 25 businesses have joined forces to press ahead with plans for Leicester’s first Business Improvement District. Already established in more than 200 towns and cities throughout the UK, BIDs are business-led and business-funded partnerships that complement the work of local councils in promoting and improving commercial areas. Leicester’s proposed BID area stretches…

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08 March 2017

£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential

SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support over 3000 companies. The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), which is funded by ERDF and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), is promising to fill the void left by MAS…

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