15 April 2019

Innovative new lifting system is game changer for goods handling

        A newly engineered lifting system is raising the bar when it comes to the manual handling of goods thanks to Desford-based business, M J Products. The advanced manufacturing business has used a grant from the Leicestershire Collaborate project to purchase equipment which is proving to be a significant game changer for…

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15 April 2019

HMRC extends deadline for £8 million of customs training funding

The deadline for applications for a government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has been extended to 31 May 2019. Today (8 April 2019), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced that the deadline for applications for an £8 million government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has been extended to 31 May 2019….

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15 April 2019

East Leicestershire LEADER programme – Funding: Open Call

The East Leicestershire LEADER programme is open to receive applications for grant requests of between £7,500.00 & £75,000.00. The grant amount requested will be a maximum of 40% of the eligible costs. This is a targeted call focussed on: Improving the overall performance and sustainability of an agricultural holding (Priority 1a)  Grant funding can help…

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11 April 2019

Latest labour market dashboards available

The latest edition of the LLEP area labour market dashboards are now online. The dashboards set out key statistics related to the workforce in Leicester and Leicestershire. Produced on a monthly basis, these profiles of our labour market provides an understanding of employment, unemployment and claimant rates. This information is of great value to investors and employers…

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10 April 2019

BID Leicester launch a new crowdfunding pot to support business start-ups in city centre

BID Leicester is collaborating with Crowdfund Leicester and Spacehive to help fund business start-ups in Leicester city centre. The Business Improvement District has set aside £10,000 to contribute towards creative and innovative start-ups and new project ideas that will have a positive impact in the BID Leicester area. Applications are now being accepted from new…

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09 April 2019

Leicester and Leicestershire: a premier sporting location

The new Premier Sporting Location Prospectus for Leicester and Leicestershire was officially launched on Friday 5th April at the Leicester Riders home game against London City Royals. The Prospectus showcases the extensive range of sporting venues in the city and county, the national and international sports events that have been hosted and the other events…

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09 April 2019

Completion date for development in Waterside Enterprise Zone brought forward

The completion date for a major new office development in Leicester’s Waterside – part of the Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone – has been brought forward to July. The No.1 Great Central Square building will offer up to 33,000 sqft of offices next to two newly-constructed hotels and public realm areas. The…

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05 April 2019

Success for Innovation Week 2019

  Innovation is adapting and doing new things and it’s a huge driver of economic growth and productivity Innovation Week 2019, the second annual celebration of business innovations in Leicester and Leicestershire, saw over 200 delegates attend 12 events across five days, all to inspire innovation in business and put the spotlight on some of…

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04 April 2019

MIRA Technology Institute wins award for innovation

The MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) has won a prestigious award as part of a scheme designed to reward organisations for its expertise in innovation. The MTI triumphed over two other finalists in the education and training category of the inaugural Leicester Mercury Innovation Awards at the King Power Stadium. The MTI is an innovative collaboration…

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02 April 2019

BID Leicester launch a new crowdfunding pot to support business start-ups in city centre

BID Leicester is collaborating with Crowdfund Leicester and Spacehive to help fund business start-ups in Leicester city centre. The Business Improvement District has set aside £10,000 to contribute towards creative and innovative start-ups and new project ideas that will have a positive impact in the BID Leicester area. Applications are now being accepted from new…

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