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21 Aug 2019

Midlands Connect responds to HS2 review announcement

“HS2 must go ahead in full – scrapping it or de-scoping it would be a disaster for the Midlands” – Maria Machancoses, Midlands Connect Director Maria Machancoses, director of Midlands Connect, has responded to confirmation that a government review of HS2 will decide the project’s future by the end of 2019: “The massive benefits of…

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21 Aug 2019

Chancellor accelerates Brexit preparations for businesses

HMRC is making efforts to try to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit by automatically enrolling companies in an important customs system and doubling the numbers registered. More than 88,000 VAT registered companies across the UK will be allocated an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in the next two weeks in order…

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20 Aug 2019

Network membership brings huge benefits to food and drink businesses

Food and drink businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are invited to join the Food and Drink Forum Network. Since 1998, the Network has assisted with investment of around £40 million of public funds in the food and drink sector. Membership grants businesses some great benefits, including the latest news on funding and grants. other information…

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02 Sep 2019

NBV | Starting in Business Programme -Leicester

Leicester City

3 day starting in business programme ideal for pre-start or new start businesses

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03 Sep 2019 - 04 Sep 2019

Master Class: Leading My Business

Leicester City

Are you a business who employs staff and has people in a team leader/manager role? Then this 2 day Master Class is for you!

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03 Sep 2019

Growing Business Together – a celebration of what’s been and what’s to come

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out about all the future support and help available to grow a successful business – includes information on new growth hub grant.

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04 Sep 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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05 Sep 2019

Best Practice for Interviewing, Inducting and Managing Employees

If you are a small or growing business that employs staff or are looking to recruit new people, this free interactive workshop is not to be missed. It covers three important ‘people-focussed’ areas including interviews, inductions and probation including top tips and advice.

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05 Sep 2019

Collaborate: Product development: from concept to launch

Leicester City

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will highlight the importance of product development and show the processes required to achieve successful development.

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10 Sep 2019

How to double your sales in just 9 months!

    Learn how to out-market and out-promote your competition before they even know what’s happening at this free workshop with Karl Craig-West.

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    16 Sep 2019

    NBV | Starting in Business Programme -Leicester

    Leicester City

    3 day starting in business programme ideal for pre-start or new start businesses

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    18 Sep 2019

    Open Event for Manufacturing SMEs

    Charnwood

    Free breakfast event for companies interested in working with Loughborough University

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    18 Sep 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – SALSA Focus

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019

    Copernicus Hackathon

    Leicester City

    Copernicus Hackathon

    Food Security and Resilience

    19 and 20 September 2019

    Join the challenge, Feed the World, Invent the Future!

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    24 Sep 2019

    Collaborate: How to Secure Public Sector Contracts – Harborough District

    Leicester City

    This free event focuses on public procurement processes and seeks to boost the confidence of smaller organisations to tender for locally-available work across Leicestershire.

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    25 Sep 2019

    Collaborate: Introduction to BRC for Food Safety

    Leicester City

    A free workshop for food and drink manufacturers providing information on the benefits of the BRC standard and how you can continue to achieve the Standard.

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    26 Sep 2019

    Marketing Forum with East Midlands Chamber

    Leicester City

    Are you responsible for the marketing activity in your organisation, or provide clients with marketing services? If so this forum is for you.

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    14 Nov 2019

    Midlands Space Networking

    Leicester City

    R&R Space is organising a Midlands-wide space networking event in Leicester to build and strengthen the local space community.

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