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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30 September 2019

Large business holds the key to auto skills training for a generation

Automotive sector businesses that pay the Apprenticeship Levy are being urged to use their funds to upskill their workforce, take on new apprentices, or help other organisations to do so. Under new arrangements now in place, levy-payers can share training funds with any non-levy payer including smaller businesses within their supply chain or even within…

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27 September 2019

COLLEGE PRINCIPAL COMMENDED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Marion Plant, OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College has been recognised with an award for lifetime achievement at a glittering ceremony in Leicester. The award was made in recognition of Marion’s business skills as part of an annual quest to find the most successful and inspirational businesswomen in the…

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27 September 2019

BID Leicester launch Independent Leicester campaign

BID Leicester has launched an exciting new ‘Independent Leicester’ initiative using the slogan “We’re in” as a rallying cry for indie companies. The campaign, delivered in partnership with BID Leicester and a host of local independent businesses, has been designed to encourage consumers to shop local and discover what the city’s thriving independent scene has…

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26 September 2019

LLEP Hosts event to nurture the skills of tomorrow

On Thursday 26th September, senior school leaders, teachers and careers staff will attend a free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event called Skills for Tomorrow, hosted by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). The event, at Leicester’s City Hall, will take place from 9am – 2pm. It will be a chance to hear the latest…

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