16 October 2019

Brexit Readiness Workshop – information shared by DEFRA

Thank you to all those that attended the Brexit Readiness Workshop for the food and drink industry at Melton Borough Council yesterday. For those that were unable to attend, the link below contains the presentation slides from the event. Please click to access the file and download. Brexit Readiness Workshop 15.10.2019 – powerpoint slides Other…

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16 October 2019

Rural power is changing the British energy landscape

This article was written by Michael Gallagher, Regional Energy Projects Manager, Midlands Energy Hub. Energy is taken for granted, particularly in the developed world. It is reliable and available at the flick of a switch powering our day-to-day lives supporting our use of transport, heat, electricity, communications and media. However, the risks associated with the…

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15 October 2019

Heartfelt pledge at centre of colleges week

Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign, North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College is supporting Colleges Week (14-18 October 2019) by highlighting the amazing work colleges do and why long-term term investment is crucial to the future of the sector. The College is taking part in the #LoveOurColleges campaign by…

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11 October 2019

Productivity through People is back!

Aston Business School have announced their Productivity through People 2020 programme is back. Productivity through People is a unique six-month national programme that has stemmed from research into the UK’s productivity level. It is the only productivity-focused programme of its kind for SME owners and members of senior management. This programme is grounded in practical…

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08 October 2019

Leicestershire’s Largest Careers Speed Networking Event Returns

More than 300 students from 20 schools and colleges are set to take part in the region’s largest careers speed networking event.  Run by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Careers Speed Networking (CSN) is now in its third year. It will be held at Leicester Racecourse, on Friday 8th November 2019. CSN is one of the…

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07 October 2019

New business park in Coalville has lift-off

A new £5.5m industrial park in Coalville, set to create 120 jobs, is now open for business. Apollo Court Business Park – developed by Leicestershire County Council – will boost business in the town by supporting start-ups and firms looking to expand. A range of high-spec industrial units ranging from 1,000 to 9,000 sq. ft….

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07 October 2019

UK:100 chooses Leicester for first green energy conference

Partners from across the Midlands have come together to discuss initiatives, infrastructure and investment in the green economy at the first step towards commitments to 100% clean energy by 2050. Organised by UK:100, a consortium of local authority leaders from across the country, ‘Financing Energy in the Midlands’ saw stakeholders from local authorities, business, and finance…

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04 October 2019

New office scheme at historic Friars Mill wins regional planning award

A £2.3million office development at the heart of Leicester’s Waterside regeneration area has won a regional planning award. The new Fabric and Riverside office buildings at Friars Mill were awarded the Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy prize at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) East Midlands Regional Awards 2019. The city council-led development…

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02 October 2019

Skills for the Future focuses on manufacturing to link careers to the classroom

On Thursday 26 September, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) hosted an event aimed at linking careers with the curriculum. Skills for Tomorrow saw over 80 attendees from the worlds of education and business meet to share experience and improve careers education.  The event centered on the manufacturing sector in Leicester and Leicestershire, and…

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01 October 2019

Discovery at Loughborough University leads to breakthrough in forensic tech

A discovery made at Loughborough University is set to revolutionise forensic science, as a cutting-edge fingerprint development technology becomes commercially available. The technology is being developed at the LLEP area’s Loughborough University Science and Enteprise Park (LUSEP). RECOVER is a chemical vapour fuming process that allows fingerprints to be collected in incredibly high definition. Previously,…

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