25 June 2019

No Yolk! LLEP contingent run really long relay for charity

A disjointed team of careers champions from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire elevated themselves to the rank of ‘elite athlete’ on Saturday after completing a marathon relay to raise money for charity. The team of 10, who called themselves Scrambled Leggs, each ran 2.6 miles around Leicester Racecourse to complete a full marathon distance in a staggering…

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25 June 2019

Enterprising North West Leicestershire business grants

Grants for small and medium-sized businesses in North West Leicestershire. In June 2019, North West Leicestershire District Council launched a new round of grant funding to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses across the District and within our towns and local centres. In 2015 and 2017, North West Leicestershire District Council delivered programmes…

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24 June 2019

Survey: Business Gateway launches to shape the future of business support

‘Survey: business gateway’ launches today to help shape the future of business support for Leicester and Leicestershire. The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is gathering feedback from local businesses on the Business Gateway growth hub service. ‘Survey: business gateway‘ will evaluate how successful the programme has been to date, the impact of the service and…

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21 June 2019

Midlands Engine Investment Fund reaches £50million milestone

£250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund hits £50million milestone Government-backed initiative has made over 150 investments in the region’s businesses East Midlands firms benefit, with Leicester-based Groovy UK being one of the latest businesses to receive investment £50million has been injected into the region’s firms with the support of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Revealed…

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18 June 2019

Leicester Business Festival propels into fifth year

Applications to run an event in the 2019 Leicester Business Festival (LBF) are now open on the LBF website.  Businesses have until 4 September to submit their proposals. Anyone can apply to run an event at LBF, and events can be about anything as long as they aim to benefit the wider business community. Most…

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17 June 2019

Two Leicestershire projects win prestigious engineering award

On Friday 7 June 2019 over 200 members and guests of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East Midlands attended their annual gala dinner, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham, during which the East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) were presented. This year’s event was co-hosted by ex-England and Leicester Tigers rugby star Rory Underwood,…

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17 June 2019

British Business Bank releases Small Business Equity Tracker 2019

Some highlights from the report: Equity investment outside London increases – The report, which provides an in-depth assessment of equity finance markets for growing businesses, found London’s dominance as the centre of the UK’s equity market is waning. 2018 saw the value of equity finance investment outside of London increase by 29% (£616m), to stand…

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14 June 2019

Leicester-based design company wins prestigious award

Leicester-based design company Newenglish Design has won a Prestigious Award for its work on Inspire Culture’s Beeston Library, Nottinghamshire at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2019. These Awards recognise projects that demonstrate design’s tangible effect on a business by drawing focus onto design’s strategic and commercial value. BBC presenter Alice Bhandhukravi presented the awards at…

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11 June 2019

LLEP Business Breakfast event well attended

Today, the LLEP held a Business Breakfast Briefing, which was attended by over 120 delegates from the private, public and voluntary sectors. Attendees heard the latest on LLEP investments, our Local Industrial Strategy and the Midlands Engine/Investment Fund. Ioan Reed-Aspley of East Midlands Airport shared details on collaboration between the airport, LLEP and local government…

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07 June 2019

Women Leaders celebrated at LEP event

On 6 June, the Local Enterprise Partnership Network will host an event to celebrate the contribution to UK industry made by women. LEP Women Leaders 2019 will see over 160 senior female business leaders and entrepreneurs from the public, private and voluntary sectors assemble at the QEII Centre in London. The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise…

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