25 September 2017

Reservoir grants

Interested in a 40% capital grant for an irrigation reservoir? Who can apply: These grants are for arable and horticultural businesses. What are the grants for: These grants are to improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation, and to secure water supplies for crop irrigation by constructing on-farm reservoirs and related…

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22 September 2017

LLEP weekly news – w/e September 22nd

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) produces a weekly news bulletin of local news, news from other LEPs and from government. Please see  below for the weekly news round-up ending Friday 22nd September: LLEP news Sir John Peace announces The Midlands Engine ‘Vision for Growth’ LLEP Board Member Nik Kotecha: Pharmaceuticals boss to speak at Insider…

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22 September 2017

Sir John Peace announces The Midlands Engine ‘Vision for Growth’

Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine (ME) has launched The Midlands Engine Vision for Growth today (Friday 22nd September), which marks a step change in the Engine’s evolution and sets out its ambition, and priorities. The Vision for Growth is the plan for a post-Brexit Midlands at the heart of the UK economy and the…

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21 September 2017

Enhancing business and education relationships

We had a fantastic event last week called ‘Meet the Sector’, which was all about raising awareness of the array of opportunities across sectors in the LLEP area. We were fully booked and over 75 school and college careers leads, heads and teachers attended to hear our latest skills and labour market update. The event…

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21 September 2017

Introducing Dissertations for Good

Dissertations for Good is a platform that partners students with organisations, to collaborate on exciting and meaningful research projects related to economic, social, or environmental sustainability. De Montfort University has recently become a member of the scheme, so lots of students will be looking for partnerships in the Leicester area soon. September (being the start…

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20 September 2017

Major investment sees partner expand operations at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park

Interface Polymers, based at the University’s Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) has secured a £2m investment round led by private capital investment group 24Haymarket to advance its unique Polarfin® copolymer additive technology. The technology modifies the surface properties of the world’s most commonly used plastics enabling adhesion between otherwise incompatible materials. Interface Polymers span out…

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20 September 2017

ESIF Event Special Newsletter

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has released its latest ESIF newsletter which focuses on three upcoming events about Open Calls (ERDF PA1 Promoting Research and Innovation and PA4 Supporting the Shift towards a Low Carbon Economy), further project support, overviews and more! To get involved and find out more, view the newsletter here….

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15 September 2017

LLEP weekly news – w/e September 15th

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) produces a weekly news bulletin of local news, news from other LEPs and from government. Please see  below for the weekly news round-up ending Friday 15th September: LLEP news Teachers across the county attend event to enhance knowledge of local business Council begins next steps for new Waterside school– LLEP…

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15 September 2017

Regional Monitor report shows Midlands performance is strong

Some positive statistics about the Midlands are presented in a new Regional Monitor report produced by the Economic Forum in conjunction with Birmingham City University. The report includes the Latest Global Trends, Regional PMI, Output Data, Trade Conditions & Brexit Update. Key highlights from the report include: East Midlands PMI records 57.7 for August, from…

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14 September 2017

Teachers across the county attend event to enhance knowledge of local business

An innovative training event took place today (Thursday 14th September) at City Hall, Leicester to raise awareness of the variety of opportunities in sectors across the LLEP area, and to enhance education- business links within local schools, colleges and academies. The event was open to teachers, school heads and career leads who engaged in a…

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