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25 Sep 2017

Reservoir grants

Interested in a 40% capital grant for an irrigation reservoir? Who can apply: These grants are for arable and horticultural businesses. What are the grants for: These grants are to improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation, and to secure water supplies for crop irrigation by constructing on-farm reservoirs and related…

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22 Sep 2017

LLEP weekly news – w/e September 22nd

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) produces a weekly news bulletin of local news, news from other LEPs and from government. Please see  below for the weekly news round-up ending Friday 22nd September: LLEP news Sir John Peace announces The Midlands Engine ‘Vision for Growth’ LLEP Board Member Nik Kotecha: Pharmaceuticals boss to speak at Insider…

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22 Sep 2017

Sir John Peace announces The Midlands Engine ‘Vision for Growth’

Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine (ME) has launched The Midlands Engine Vision for Growth today (Friday 22nd September), which marks a step change in the Engine’s evolution and sets out its ambition, and priorities. The Vision for Growth is the plan for a post-Brexit Midlands at the heart of the UK economy and the…

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26 Sep 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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26 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017

Midlands Engine market visit to TRAKO 2017

Outside Leicestershire

Register interest in joining the Midlands Engine trade delegation to the TRAKO International Railway Fair.

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26 Sep 2017

Getting visitors to your online shop

Leicester City

Many businesses trying to sell products online struggle to get enough visitors. This workshop will outline the various ways to get visitors to your online shop, pros and cons, and how to make them work together.

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27 Sep 2017

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 2)

North West Leicestershire

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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27 Sep 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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28 Sep 2017

Developing Effective Content for the Web

Leicester City

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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28 Sep 2017

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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28 Sep 2017

DIT Masterclass: Food Labelling Workshop

Bringing together a lawyer from international law firm Hogan Lovells with Talking Heads, a local translation agency specialising in food labelling, our Food Labelling Workshop will provide you with the information you need to ensure the compliance and professionalism required for successful overseas trade.

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28 Sep 2017

Biggest Christmas Ever! Retailer Workshop

Take two hours out to help prepare your business for the biggest retail Christmas ever!

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29 Sep 2017

Video Marketing, including Live Streaming

Leicester City

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

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29 Sep 2017

Age Management Matters: Meeting the Challenges of an ageing workforce

Outside Leicestershire

Individuals are living longer and therefore often working longer too. This offers valuable opportunities for organisations but it can also present some challenges and new considerations.

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29 Sep 2017

MAKING LEICESTER CITY CENTRE GREAT FOR BUSINESS. THE LE1 STRATEGIC PLAN

Leicester City

FREE TO LBV MEMBERS AND GUESTS This summer will see the launch of the business-led Strategic Framework for growth in Leicester City centre. The framework seeks to support growth in the city centre through a series of aims and ambitions, all themed around making Leicester a great place to live, work, study and visit, and […]

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03 Oct 2017

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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03 Oct 2017

Turning online shop visitors into buyers

Leicester City

Do enough of the visitors to your online shop become buyers? This workshop outlines changes you can make that will improve the proportion of visitors who become customers.

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03 Oct 2017

Biggest Christmas Ever! Retailer Workshop

Outside Leicestershire

Take two hours out to help prepare your business for the biggest retail Christmas ever!

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05 Oct 2017

Meet the Buyer at RVE 2017

Outside Leicestershire

Following on from last year’s success, the Department for International Trade will once again be providing a Meet the Buyer session for suppliers attending this year’s RVE event*. With six international buyers signed up, this is an excellent opportunity for you to meet directly with buyers from major international companies.

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05 Oct 2017

Planning an Effective Website

North West Leicestershire

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have an existing site on the web, you need to understand the fundamentals of a successful website.

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05 Oct 2017

Building professional networks: LinkedIn and Twitter

Leicester City

Social media is now widely used by businesses to build professional connections and generate leads. The biggest challenge for business owners is understanding how to use each platform effectively.

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07 Oct 2017 - 11 Oct 2017

Midlands Engine market visit to Anuga 2017

Outside Leicestershire

Register your interest in the Midlands Engine market visit to Anuga 2017

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07 Oct 2017

Developing Capability for Shifting Times

Outside Leicestershire

Mixture of keynotes, workshops,exhibition and networking with HR/L and D Practitioners from across the Midlands.

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10 Oct 2017

Keeping Online Customers and Generating Repeat Sales

This workshop outlines how to encourage repeat sales and how to use your existing customers to help you find new customers.

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10 Oct 2017

Effective Search Engine Optimisation

North West Leicestershire

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 […]

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10 Oct 2017

DIT Masterclass: International Website Optimisation & Digital Marketing

Leicester City

The world is shrinking by the day and having access to the internet, including via smart phones, means borders are no longer a barrier.

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10 Oct 2017

Calling all Food and Drink Businesses – are you ready for the changes in legislation?

Harborough

Taste Harborough, the local food and drink brand launched earlier this year, is holding its first ever business support event specifically for local businesses in the food and drink sector.

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11 Oct 2017

Free training and funding for your business

Outside Leicestershire

If you are interested in hearing about FREE training for your staff or GRANT funding to help your business to grow – then you should attend this meeting. We have the following speakers: Shereen Richardson Interserve FREE fully funded training courses for NWL Businesses Jo Maltby LLEP The latest European grant and loan funding for […]

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11 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017

Logistics and Distribution Forum – Collaborate

Leicester City

Hosted by employment lawyers from top-ranked local law firm Gateley Plc, this session will provide an overview of the key employment-related developments expected in the second half of 2017 and beyond.

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11 Oct 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

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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11 Oct 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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11 Oct 2017

Digital Trade Advice Clinic (1-2-1 appointments)

Leicester City

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you 1 hour of tailored advice based around your specific business.

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11 Oct 2017

Market Focus: USA

Outside Leicestershire

Market Focus: USA. We all think we know the USA, but how can exporters be sure they get the best deals from business activities across the Atlantic?

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12 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

What is Google Interested in? Recently Google has radically changed the way it indexes and ranks your website. This changes the order in which the results appear when your customer searches. So is your website still performing as well as it could be? The workshop is for between 6 to 8 people and is designed […]

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12 Oct 2017

Developing Content for the Web

Blaby

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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12 Oct 2017

HR Forum, Employment Law Update – Leicestershire

Leicester City

Hosted by employment lawyers from top-ranked local law firm Gateley Plc, this session will provide an overview of the key employment-related developments expected in the second half of 2017 and beyond.

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12 Oct 2017

Biggest Christmas Ever! Retailer Workshop

North West Leicestershire

Take two hours out to help prepare your business for the biggest retail Christmas ever!

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13 Oct 2017

High Growth Summit 2017

Outside Leicestershire

The most powerful business summit in the East Midlands Guaranteed…

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16 Oct 2017

Free Startup Mentoring

Leicester City

On Monday 16th October, tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at University of Leicester’s Innovation Hub, 7 Salisbury Road.

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17 Oct 2017

Managing Finances – a workshop for creative businesses

Leicester City

Do you need some help understanding how to (better) manage your business finances? This workshop aims to demystify financial management, focusing on practical examples, an understanding of process, statutory reporting and the tools available to help you.

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19 Oct 2017

Biggest Christmas Ever! Retailer Workshop

North West Leicestershire

Take two hours out to help prepare your business for the biggest retail Christmas ever!

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19 Oct 2017

What to do if you get hacked or suffer a breach

Outside Leicestershire

Through a series of presentations and a panel discussion, delegates will be guided through the fundamentals of cyber incident response by considering: the practical steps they need to take; the resources required to get the situation under control, following a breach; the importance of formalising roles and responsibilities in responding to incidents; and, the relative […]

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23 Oct 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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24 Oct 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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24 Oct 2017

Strategy and Funding for High Growth

Leicester City

Attend this seminar if you are a business preparing to scale up or move into your next growth phase. This event is suitable for new and existing businesses.

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24 Oct 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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25 Oct 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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25 Oct 2017

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 1)

Hinckley & Bosworth

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 Oct 2017

Pricing your creative products

Leicester City

Most creatives struggle with pricing and lack confidence that their prices are right, usually because they lack frameworks or systems to calculate the prices that will enable their businesses to be profitable, sustainable and competitive.

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26 Oct 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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26 Oct 2017

Getting Ready for GDPR

Oadby

Are you GDPR Compliant? Your organisation must be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018 and this seminar will guide you through the key changes introduced by the Regulation.

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26 Oct 2017

Top secret tips on video marketing

Leicester City

Did you know that video marketing now accounts for 69% of all consumer traffic? The use of video in content marketing is growing each year, but most businesses still don’t know how best to use video to attract customers.

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27 Oct 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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27 Oct 2017

Converting Website Visitors into Sales

Leicester City

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

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30 Oct 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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31 Oct 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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31 Oct 2017

Ask the expert to make Business Better for All

Leicester City

This event sees experts from regulatory authorities including the Fire & Rescue Service, Environmental Health, Trading Standards all brought together under one roof to answer questions directly from local businesses about regulatory issues.

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01 Nov 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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01 Nov 2017

Manufacturing Growth Challenges 2018 – Are You Ready for Industrie 4.0 ?

Outside Leicestershire

Industrie 4.0, is upon us with an increase in smart factories and cyber physical systems – systems like 3D printing and additive manufacture which are transforming how things are designed and made. This means more customer engagement, faster product development and more agile manufacturing.

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01 Nov 2017

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 2)

Hinckley & Bosworth

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 Nov 2017

Collaborate Networking Supper – a celebration of local produce

This food and drink networking evening will offer food and drink manufacturers the opportunity to come together to celebrate the fantastic produce available across Leicester and Leicestershire.

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02 Nov 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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02 Nov 2017

Photography for Business Marketing

The power of the image: during this interactive morning workshop delegates will take a look at the rise of imagery in social marketing and how they can learn the skills to take their own professional looking images to market their business.

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03 Nov 2017

Leicester Business Festival 2017

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will return between 23rd October and 3rd November 2017 and, for a further 2 years, structured under a new community interest company and with thanks to the generous support of the festival’s headline partner’ Leicester Castle Business School.

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03 Nov 2017

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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07 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

Midlands Engine market visit to CIIF 2017

Outside Leicestershire

The Department for International Trade is looking to lead a market visit to this year’s CIIF.

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08 Nov 2017 - 09 Nov 2017

Innovate 2017

Outside Leicestershire

Innovate 2017 is a place where ideas collide.

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08 Nov 2017

Market Focus Australia

Blaby

Market focus Australia. The last stop on our Round-the-world Tour. Exploring the options Down-Under for exporters to Australia and New Zealand.

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09 Nov 2017

Effective Search Engine Optimisation

Hinckley & Bosworth

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 […]

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09 Nov 2017

LoyalFree’s 1st Birthday Party & Networking

Leicester City

A year after app launch we will be holding an event to celebrate 1 year in Business over some drinks and a chance for networking with other Entrepreneurs and business owners from the Leicestershire community.

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13 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017

Healthcare Company Mission to Germany (MEDICA 2017)

Outside Leicestershire

Enterprise Europe Network is running a company mission to Germany from 13 – 16 November 2017 for ambitious and innovative companies involved in the healthcare sector.

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14 Nov 2017

Taking the stress out of tax returns

Leicester City

  Freelancers and creative businesses will typically have to be part of HMRC’s self assessment tax regime, which will require the completion and submission of a tax return. Learn to do it the right way.

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15 Nov 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

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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23 Nov 2017

Getting Ready for GDPR

Oadby

Are you GDPR Compliant? Your organisation must be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018 and this seminar will guide you through the key changes introduced by the Regulation.

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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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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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13 Dec 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

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

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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29 Jan 2018 - 01 Feb 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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08 Feb 2018 - 11 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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03 Jan 2019 - 04 Jan 2019

Cross Pollinate Test 2

Second Test

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