14 December 2018

Loughborough University publishes vision to nurture nationwide economic growth

Loughborough University has launched the Loughborough Area of Innovation – an ambitious vision for university-led growth aligned to the government’s Industrial Strategy. The Loughborough Area of Innovation is a blueprint for how Loughborough and the wider region can maximise initiatives to help nurture economic growth. “The vision outlined in the Loughborough Area of Innovation document harnesses Loughborough…

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14 December 2018

Scan and deliver! Local business will have goods flying through the AiR

Whetstone-based small business, AiR Auto ID Resource has seen an increase in demand following business support from the Collaborate for Growth and the Digital Growth Programme. The business, under the leadership of directors, Adrian Baker and Navin Mistry supply hardware and software which enables companies to print labels ‘on demand’ in-house and capture data through…

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06 December 2018

LLEP issues Local industrial Strategy Call for Evidence

The Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has today (6 December) issued a Call for Evidence to inform the development of its new Local Industrial Strategy. Businesses can respond to the Call at www.bit.ly/llepcallforevidence In July 2018, Leicester and Leicestershire was one of only six wave two Local Enterprise Partnership areas invited by Government…

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06 December 2018

The tills ring out for independents as the nation gets behind small business campaign

An estimated £812 million was spent with small businesses across the UK on the day. This was an increase of 8% on Small Business Saturday last year. Both #SmallBizSatUK and #SmallBusinessSaturday were in the UK’s top five Twitter trends throughout the day. More than 250 small business organisations supported the nationwide initiative, including the Federation…

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05 December 2018

National accolade for East Midlands Chamber

East Midlands Chamber has secured one of the most significant and highly-sought accolades in business. In a night of celebration at the prestigious British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards, held in London, it was East Midlands Chamber that won the overall Chamber of the Year title, sponsored by Quest. Now in its 15th year, the…

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28 November 2018

Sir John Peace calls for increased participation to power the Midlands Engine

  Dear Friends and Partners At the Midlands Engine, we are entering the beginning of an exciting 12 months for the partnership and we are seeking to engage with as many businesses, residents and stakeholders across the Midlands as possible. The Midlands Engine, a partnership of local and combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships, universities and businesses,…

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22 November 2018

Leicester Business Festival 2019 announced

Next year’s edition of the Leicester Business Festival will take place from 28 October to 8 November 2019. After the success of this year’s festival, which drew to a close on 9 November 2018, LBF were keen to announce its return for its fifth year. Over the fortnight, nearly 1,300 unique businesses got involved in…

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22 November 2018

Entrepreneurs, Leicester City universities, City Council and LLEP Join Forces to Nurture Start-up and Co-working in Leicester

Plans for collaborative co-working space to be launched at inaugural Leicester Start-up Week commencing 26th November Organisations and entrepreneurial communities across Leicester are collaborating to enhance start up support to people wanting to set up new ventures.  A new co-working venture is planned along with a range of start-up activities including Leicester’s first ever Start-up…

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21 November 2018

Opening of business applications for the new UK Investment Support Directory

A refresh of the former UK Advisory Network, the UK Investment Support Directory will provide investors with a list of British businesses with experience helping overseas firms set up or expand their operations in the UK who are available and happy to offer help to companies looking to invest across the country. Minister for Investment,…

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19 November 2018

Samworth Brothers donate vehicle to grow logistics in Uganda

The Leicestershire-based company Samworth Brothers are perhaps most famous for Ginsters Cornish Pasties. However one of their trucks recently found itself just about as far away from Cornwall as you can get. Samworth Brothers have donated an HGV to Transaid. The vehicle is now being used in Uganda as part of the Professional Driver Training…

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