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24 Nov 2017

Training fund now open to large employers in Leicestershire

£1.8 million skills fund now open to large employers in Leicester. Large employers in Leicester and the wider Leicestershire region can now benefit from a £1.8 million fund for training to help upskill staff in leadership and management. The funding for free training was launched for SMEs in the region last year through the Skills…

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24 Nov 2017

East Midlands Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey for Q4 2017.

Please take 10 minutes to complete this quarters survey and be part of the largest regional quarterly economic survey in the East Midlands.  www.surveymonkey.co.uk

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22 Nov 2017

ESIF November newsletter is out!

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has released its latest ESIF newsletter which features a new Labour Market Information (LMI) guide for young people in the LLEP area, a new ERDF funding leaflet, LLEP updates from EU programmes and much more! Click here to view the November ESIF newsletter The post ESIF November newsletter…

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24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017

Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards 2017

Leicester City

Entrepreneurship Awards recognises and rewards the hard work and achievements of key individuals and organisations in the region.

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28 Nov 2017

Growing your ecommerce Business

Charnwood

If your business is already selling online, then you need to consider if you’re really making the most of the opportunities on offer to you.

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28 Nov 2017

Succeeding Across Cultures Nasterclass at Leicester Castle Business School

Leicester City

Learn the concepts and practical strategies that will enable you to really understand what is going on.

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28 Nov 2017

Manufacturers’ Day

Outside Leicestershire

This full day event for manufacturing organisations, will be split into two sections with the first part of the day focusing on de-risking and accelerating return on investment in productivity. The second part of the day will then include an automotive summit focusing on innovation and supply chain engagement.

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29 Nov 2017

Converting Website Visitors into Sales

Charnwood

Improve the visibility of your website through effective use of analytics, statistics and testing

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29 Nov 2017

Planning for success

Leicester City

This free workshop, for creative businesses, will help you understand how to put your business plan together and provide you with some useful business planning tools.

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30 Nov 2017

Commercial Tenancy Masterclass

Outside Leicestershire

An opportunity to meet and interact with legal and planning professionals on this often complex subject.

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30 Nov 2017

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Leicester City

If you are already using social media for your business, you will be aware that social media marketing can be cost effective, highly targeted and adaptable to any business objective.

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30 Nov 2017

MEET IN THE MIDLANDS 2017

Outside Leicestershire

Meet in the Midlands provides a great opportunity to meet with Med-Tech and Life Sciences representatives from the East and West Midlands.

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01 Dec 2017

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 1)

Leicester City

Nowadays it’s highly likely that you’ll have used some form of social media on a personal level – but what are the benefits of social media for business?

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04 Dec 2017

Employee Engagement Masterclass

Leicester City

Discover how to build a culture of engagement through strengths based development and coaching.

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05 Dec 2017

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising

Hinckley & Bosworth

Planning a winning advertising campaign is all very well, but without the necessary knowledge of how to make people more aware of your brand online your efforts could all go to waste.

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06 Dec 2017

Starting in Business 3 day workshop

Leicester City

From bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, whatever business you dream of starting we can help you to transform your idea into a business and support you with a fantastic package of training and funding. You’ll also get to meet other like-minded people and be able to tap into the expertise of an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in helping people start businesses. NBV will be on hand to provide you with advice every step of the way.

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07 Dec 2017

Developing a Cyber Resilience Strategy

Leicester City

Understand Cyber Security and how to develop a resilience strategy to protect your business and productivity.

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07 Dec 2017

Selling Online – Getting Started

North West Leicestershire

 

Drive your sales forward by learning how to succeed in the online marketplace.

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07 Dec 2017

British Bribery Act 2010 – what you need to know

Leicester City

This course is designed to introduce the Act and provide guidance on what organisations should know to prepare for implementation and how to reduce ethical risks when dealing in international business.

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08 Dec 2017

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 2)

Leicester City

Nowadays it’s highly likely that you’ll have used some form of social media on a personal level – but what are the benefits of social media for business?

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08 Dec 2017

The Chamber’s Annual Christmas Lunch 2017

Leicester City

 

Start the festive season in style at the Chamber’s Annual Christmas Lunch, the highlight of the Leicestershire events calendar and THE business Christmas lunch to attend.

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12 Dec 2017

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising

Leicester City

Planning a winning advertising campaign is all very well, but without the necessary knowledge of how to make people more aware of your brand online your efforts could all go to waste.

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12 Dec 2017

Could your business access the world?

Leicester City

This free interactive workshop has the aim of de-mystifying exporting. We will show how companies can identify international opportunities and soon start achieving positive results.

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12 Dec 2017

Textiles & Fashion: Ethical and Social Compliance Workshop

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you are a fashion or textile manufacturer struggling with ethical compliance or client audits this free workshop could be what you need.

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13 Dec 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

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This introductory workshop explains the key psychological triggers of behaviour and you will quickly grasp which strategies to apply where because you will understand how your buyer thinks.

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13 Dec 2017

Growing your ecommerce Business

Hinckley & Bosworth

If your business is already selling online, then you need to consider if you’re really making the most of the opportunities on offer to you.

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13 Dec 2017

Principals of Six Sigma

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

This practical and interactive workshop, aimed at manufacturing and engineering businesses, will look at the principals of Six Sigma and how you can apply them to your business. A must if you are looking to grow.

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13 Dec 2017

Export Marketing Research Clinic (1-2-1 appointments)

Whether you are exporting for the first time or expanding into new markets you need to be supported by expert advice, reliable data and professional research.

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14 Dec 2017

The Efficiency Network

A free quarterly breakfast networking group with a focus on business efficiency and saving money.

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14 Dec 2017

Visual Marketing with Instagram and Pinterest

Leicester City

Learn and understand what visual marketing is and how to use it effectively within your business. 

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14 Dec 2017

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media – Free Workshop

Leicester City

The workshop is for between 6 to 8 people and is designed to be interactive and focused on ‘learning by doing’.

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14 Dec 2017

Understand your Supply Chain

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

This practical and interactive workshop is aimed at manufacturing and engineering businesses looking for growth and new supply chains as well as finding more customers.

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15 Dec 2017

Effective Search Engine Optimisation

Leicester City

SEO – it’s a foreign language to many, but not nearly as complicated as you may think. With the help of the Digital Growth Programme, we’ll give you the insider knowledge on how to get your website content written and structured in such a way that proves search engine effective whilst being reader-friendly and relevant to your visitors. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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03 Jan 2018

Kaizen explained

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

This workshop will show you the principles of Kaizen including the philosophy, concept, approach and process to ensure your business is continuously improving. Aimed at manufacturing and engineering businesses.

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04 Jan 2018

Industry 4.0 & data Availability in Manufacturing

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

This practical and interactive session will look at Industry 4.0 & Data Availability in Manufacturing. With special consideration given to SMEs who are often overlooked when new and innovative technologies are encouraged and implemented into industry.

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09 Jan 2018

Planning an Effective Website

Leicester City

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have an existing site on the web, you need to understand the fundamentals of a successful website. With support from Digital Growth Programme expert consultants, you’ll be able to confidently plan and develop a website that more than meets your business objectives and customer focus

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11 Jan 2018

Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing

Leicester City

By the end of this session attendees will be know how to make better recruitment decisions through being able to interview more effectively and confidently as well as understanding which questions are important for them to ask.

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15 Jan 2018

Urban innovation in Singapore: opportunities for the UK

Outside Leicestershire

UK SMEs will travel to Singapore to meet potential partners this week – and there’s a chance for you to join the next mission in 2018.

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15 Jan 2018

Leadership Mindset – Masterclass

Leicester City

Developing and building the right mindset for business leaders, teams and individuals.

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15 Jan 2018

Women in Manufacturing: the Midlands Manufacturing Supreme

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you are a small to medium sized engineering and manufacturing business looking at growth, new supply chains and attracting the right talent into your business this is a must attend event.

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17 Jan 2018

Developing Effective Content for Web

Leicester City

Create fresh, unique and interesting content for your website that engages and inspires.

Content is King, in all forms, from the visuals you present to the words that represent your business. Everything matters from a marketing point of view.

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17 Jan 2018

3 day ‘Starting in Business’ Programme

Leicester City

From bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, whatever business you dream of starting we can help you to transform your idea into a business and support you with a fantastic package of training and funding.

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22 Jan 2018

Co-operating with Competitors – Masterclass

Leicester City

It looks at the roles and relationships of companies that are changing to a new form of cooperation called coopetition: collaboration with competitors.

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23 Jan 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 1)

Leicester City

Nowadays it’s highly likely that you’ll have used some form of social media on a personal level – but what are the benefits of social media for business?

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25 Jan 2018

What’s new in Marketing

Marketing is, in large part, about dealing with change. Successful marketing entails keeping up with trends and knowing when to adjust strategy. While the trends that will define digital marketing in 2018 are impossible to fully predict, there are some that appear to be safe bets for defining where digital marketing is headed over the coming year.

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26 Jan 2018

Midlands Business Network January Expo 2018

Outside Leicestershire

Join us at our January Expo, where we have 100 exhibiting businesses making a big impression on hundreds of visiting potential customers.

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26 Jan 2018

MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK JANUARY EXPO 2018

Outside Leicestershire

Join us at our January Expo, where we have 100 exhibiting businesses making a big impression on hundreds of visiting potential customers.

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29 Jan 2018

Midlands Engine market visit to Arab Health 2018

Outside Leicestershire

Register your interest in the Midlands Engine market visit to Arab Health 2018.

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30 Jan 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 2)

Leicester City

Nowadays it’s highly likely that you’ll have used some form of social media on a personal level – but what are the benefits of social media for business?

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01 Feb 2018

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising

Melton

Planning a winning advertising campaign is all very well, but without the necessary knowledge of how to make people more aware of your brand online your efforts could all go to waste.

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01 Feb 2018

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising

Melton

Planning a winning advertising campaign is all very well, but without the necessary knowledge of how to make people more aware of your brand online your efforts could all go to waste.

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05 Feb 2018

3 day ‘Starting in Business’ Programme

Leicester City

From bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, whatever business you dream of starting we can help you to transform your idea into a business and support you with a fantastic package of training and funding. You’ll also get to meet other like-minded people and be able to tap into the expertise of an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in helping people start businesses. NBV will be on hand to provide you with advice every step of the way.

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07 Feb 2018

Visual Marketing with Instagram and Pinterest

Hinckley & Bosworth

Learn and understand what visual marketing is and how to use it effectively within your business. 

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08 Feb 2018

Blogging for Business

Leicester City

Businesses that use blogs generate over 67% more leads than businesses who ignore the value of blogging.

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08 Feb 2018

Data and Making the Most of your Business Relationships

Wigston

Want to maximise your relationship with your current customers base? This workshop will explore and evaluate a range of techniques to make the most of your existing customer contacts.

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08 Feb 2018

Midlands Engine Market visit to Auto Expo Components 2018

Outside Leicestershire

Register your interest in the Midlands Engine market visit to Auto Expo Components 2018.

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20 Feb 2018

Effective Search Engine Optimisation

Leicester City

SEO – it’s a foreign language to many, but not nearly as complicated as you may think. With the help of the Digital Growth Programme, we’ll give you the insider knowledge on how to get your website content written and structured in such a way that proves search engine effective whilst being reader-friendly and relevant to your visitors. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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21 Feb 2018

Developing a Cyber Resilience Strategy

Hinckley & Bosworth

Understand Cyber Security and how to develop a resilience strategy to protect your business and productivity.

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22 Feb 2018

3 day ‘Starting in Business’ Programme

Leicester City

From bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, whatever business you dream of starting we can help you to transform your idea into a business and support you with a fantastic package of training and funding. You’ll also get to meet other like-minded people and be able to tap into the expertise of an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in helping people start businesses. NBV will be on hand to provide you with advice every step of the way.

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27 Feb 2018

Data and Making the Most of your Business Relationships – Breakfast Seminar

Leicester City

Interested in maximising the way you use your customer data? Learn how to increase sales and manage data effectively by attending our seminar. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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28 Feb 2018

Creating Video Content for the Web

Leicester City

People love video. That’s why YouTube is the number two search engine in the world. Many organisations and businesses recognise the need to be a part of this revolution, but don’t have the budget to pay for a professional crew every time they want to capture an event, testimonial or demonstration. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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01 Mar 2018

An Introduction to Smart Remote Working

Leicester City

Understand the benefits to remote working, the technology aspects and learn how it can enable you adapt and have a flexible approach to working.

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01 Mar 2018

Converting Website Visitors into Sales

Charnwood

Improve the visibility of your website through effective use of analytics, statistics and testing

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06 Mar 2018

Data and Making the Most of your Business Relationships

Leicester City

Want to maximise your relationship with your current customers base? This workshop will explore and evaluate a range of techniques to make the most of your existing customer contacts.

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07 Mar 2018

Video Marketing, including Live Streaming

Oadby

An insight into how valuable video is to businesses both on their website or across their social media channels.

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08 Mar 2018

Improve Operational Effectiveness with Cloud Computing

Oadby

Learn how to embrace the cloud within your business, with the help of the Digital Growth Programme Cloud Computing Expert, you’ll discover how the cloud can help you work more efficiently, realise more opportunities and grow your business.

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12 Mar 2018

Future Cities mission to Australia: applications now open

Outside Leicestershire

Innovative UK businesses working in the advanced urban services sector can meet potential customers, partners and investors in Melbourne.

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16 Mar 2018

MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK MARCH EXPO 2018

Hinckley & Bosworth

Join us at our March Expo, where we have 80+ exhibiting businesses making a big impression on hundreds of visiting potential customers.

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20 Mar 2018

Online Marketing for Local Business

Leicester City

Establish your business locally on the web and engage more people from your local customer base

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20 Mar 2018

3 day ‘Starting in Business’ Programme

Leicester City

From bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, whatever business you dream of starting we can help you to transform your idea into a business and support you with a fantastic package of training and funding. You’ll also get to meet other like-minded people and be able to tap into the expertise of an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in helping people start businesses. NBV will be on hand to provide you with advice every step of the way.

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25 Apr 2018

MED-TECH INNOVATION EXPO 2018

Outside Leicestershire

Med-Tech Innovation Expo is the UK and Ireland’s leading medical technology event – the only event that serves the whole of the UK and Irish medical sector which is valued at £27bn.

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13 Jun 2018

MEDILINK EAST MIDLANDS INNOVATION DAY 2018 – SAVE THE DATE

Outside Leicestershire

Save the date for our premier annual event: Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day 2018. 

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29 Jun 2018

MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK JUNE EXPO 2018

Outside Leicestershire

Join us at our June Expo, where we have 100 exhibiting businesses making a big impression on hundreds of visiting potential customers.

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03 Jan 2019 - 04 Jan 2019

Cross Pollinate Test 2

Second Test

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