20 June 2018

Prime Minister chairs first council of Local Enterprise Partnership Chairs at Downing Street

The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) yesterday (19 June) to celebrate their achievements to date and to map out key areas for cooperation under the UK’s Modern Industrial Strategy. The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) yesterday (19 June) to celebrate their…

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19 June 2018

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). The £22 million Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment. This will help meet the needs of employers and…

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18 June 2018

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the UK over the next five years, the £22 million Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners…

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18 June 2018

£2.5bn British Patient Capital Programme launched to enable long-term investment in innovative companies across the UK

The British Business Bank is launching British Patient Capital, a new £2.5bn programme designed to enable long-term investment in high growth potential companies across the UK led by ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build successful, world-class businesses. The creation of the £2.5bn programme is one of the key outcomes of the Patient Capital Review. It…

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18 June 2018

Leicester City Council set to trial lamppost chargers for electric cars

GREEN drivers in Leicester are being asked to take part in a survey to identify potential trial spots for lamppost chargers for electric cars. Leicester City Council has launched the survey to gauge the demand for on-street charging points on residential streets. It’s aimed at people who already own an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle,…

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18 June 2018

An exciting new position has arisen at Medilink East Midlands

Medilink East Midlands Ltd is seeking to recruit an additional Project Leader to a small team offering a range of support activities to life science companies across the East Midlands including delivery of projects part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund The main role will be that of marketing all Medilink’s activity; with responsibility for…

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15 June 2018

Earn Investment and Exposure for your Business with Pitchfest

Applications are open for Leicester & Leicestershire businesses to compete for investment and gain exposure in this year’s Pitchfest. Run by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, BizzInn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park, Pitchfest has awarded £2.75m of investment to 90 entrepreneurs across the region…

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14 June 2018

LLEP Board Member appointed as chair of new Regional Advisory Board

The Canal and River Trust has appointed Anil Majithia, LLEP Board Member and Chair of Voluntary Action LeicesterShire as the charity’s new East Midlands Regional Advisory Board chair. Anil is one of four regional chairs across the UK, all of whom will use their local knowledge and contacts to connect the trusts waterways, and all…

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14 June 2018

Employers invited to influence a better match of skills to vacancies

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is carrying out a 2018-2030 Skills Needs Assessment survey to help inform area strategy and activity about local skills needs of tomorrow. As part of this work, an online survey opened this week and seeks employer views the changing patterns of employment and sectors across the Leicester and…

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07 June 2018

New Finance Information Hub launched

The British Business Bank has today launched a new interactive website that offers independent information on finance options for scale-up, high growth and potential high growth businesses. The new site features checklists to get ‘investor ready’ as well as articles from finance providers on how smaller businesses can identify and access the right finance for…

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