20 February 2019

LUSEP start-up secures almost £1m investment for digital telecare company

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) start-up Alcuris has secured almost £1m investment for its award-winning digital telecare platform. Memo aims to ensure independence for vulnerable individuals and those living with conditions like dementia, peace of mind for their loved ones and actionable insights for the health and social care sector. Alex Nash developed…

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19 February 2019

Six-figure sum to help Leicestershire medtech firm launch new products

Leicestershire-based Uvamed has received a six-figure funding boost to help develop its next range of innovative anaesthesia drug administration products and expand further across the globe. The funding was provided by Enterprise Loans East Midlands (ELEM) through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Founded in May 2014, the business has developed and patented new medical…

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19 February 2019

Leicestershire HR software firm secures £250k share of Midlands Engine Investment Fund

A Leicestershire company responsible for developing the first multi-channel online and offline HR software platform has secured £250,000 investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. Through its platform, StaffCircle helps its clients improve communication and feedback between employees in different…

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13 February 2019

Business Gateway Website Procurement

The Growth Hub was established in 2015 and is moving to a new phase of delivery. To support this a new website will be needed.  A tender opportunity for the design and build of “Business Gateway – Growth Hub Website” has been released. All our opportunities are published via EastMids Tenders portal https://www.eastmidstenders.org/?openForm Suppliers will…

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13 February 2019

The iNet – your pathway to growth

With an uncertain future ahead of the UK, it’s good to know that there are some quiet success stories. The iNet, based at Loughborough University, is celebrating 10 years of supporting ambitious and innovative SMEs this year. Previously known as Transport iNet, The iNet has supported over 500 small businesses since 2009 and engaged with…

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13 February 2019

Medilink East Midlands will help Leicestershire Life Science Firms ‘Get Smart’

Life science companies in Leicester and Leicestershire can get ‘smart’ with their business operations, thanks to a project delivered by Medilink East Midlands and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Smart Life Sciences Technology Innovation & Commercialisation Enabler (SoLSTICE) is a £1.22million scheme, part-funded by ERDF, to provide support for companies in the…

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12 February 2019

Multiple buyers confirmed for huge Leicestershire construction supply chain event

Register now to meet the buyer If you are a contractor/supplier of construction trades located within Leicestershire region this is the event for you. The Leicester Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Leicester City Council and CITB are hosting a Meet the Buyer Event at the King Power Football Stadium – home of Leicester City Football Club….

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12 February 2019

Leicester Innovation Week returns for 2019

Leicester Innovation week returns for 2019, presenting opportunities to attend innovative events, meet with university experts and learn from the innovation journeys of some of Leicestershire’s top companies.  The 4th – 8th March offers a week of exciting opportunity for businesses, universities and business support organisations to work together and collectively showcase Leicester and Leicestershire…

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12 February 2019

Get Free and Simple Help for Business Growth at Love Business EXPO 2019

The Business Gateway Growth Hub for Leicester & Leicestershire will be ‘sharing their love of supporting businesses’ with delegates at the Love Business Expo. Expert business advisers will be on hand at the Growth Hub stand to offer free and impartial advice, discuss growth opportunities and signpost businesses to the best support available. Businesses will also…

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12 February 2019

Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations

You can apply for 2 grants through HM Revenue & Customs to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU. You can apply to get funding for: training that helps your employees to complete customs declarations and processes IT improvements to help your business complete customs declarations more efficiently…

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