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20 Apr 2017

Vacancy for LLEP Communications, Brand & Partnership Engagement Manager

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is looking to recruit a Communications, Brand & Partnership Engagement Manager to join the team. This position involves developing and managing the overarching LLEP communications, engagement and brand strategy including the Business Gateway sub-brand and to generate and drive the implementation of the LLEP’s protocols, communications and engagement…

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18 Apr 2017

HMRC Help & Support

There’s still time to help your members with the following digital support: Self-employed Record keeping for the self-employed: How to keep records, set up a records system and how long to keep records. Book here Cash basis for the self-employed: This webinar will explain the Cash Basis scheme, available for the self-employed, which is designed…

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10 Apr 2017

Start Up Loans merges with British Business Bank

The British Business Bank and the Start Up Loans Company are merging in order to improve support and funding opportunities for micro-businesses. According to the Business Bank, the merger will provide greater clarity for small firms, opportunities to combine approaches to small business funding, and benefits resulting from the sharing of expertise. The merger process…

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24 Apr 2017

BIO Networking

Join us for a mix of informal but structured networking with like minded business owners over coffee and biscuits. Get your 60 seconds of fame followed by a meaningful 1:1 with a key contact in the room.

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25 Apr 2017

DIT Masterclass: International e-commerce

Outside Leicestershire


Are you an export-ready business looking to sell products to international customers via your website or another platform? If so, this workshop can help you to better understand and identify the sales channels and opportunities available to you.

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25 Apr 2017

Getting started as an employer

This webinar is aimed at new employers (as well as those thinking of taking on staff) and includes: –

– Becoming an employer
– Employer responsibilities
– Online filing
– Starters & leavers

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25 Apr 2017

Textiles Tuesdays (Innovation driving sustainability in textile printing)

Leicester City

Textiles Tuesdays are a new approach to stimulating innovation and growth in the local textiles industry.

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25 Apr 2017

Employers – what’s new for 2017

This webinar will provide an overview of new and changed processes for the 2017-18 tax year

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26 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017

MED-TECH INNOVATION EXPO 2017

Outside Leicestershire

The Med-Tech Innovation Expo is the only one of its kind in the UK dedicated to medical device design and manufacturing. This specialist, highly focussed event is the place to meet with key decision makers, make new contacts and do business!

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26 Apr 2017

Employers- how to avoid in-year penalties

This webinar is aimed at employers and includes information on:
– why HMRC charge penalties
– how to avoid in-year penalties for late filing
– how to avoid in-year penalties for non-filing

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26 Apr 2017

PAYE using Basic PAYE Tools for the first time

Basic PAYE Tools are suitable for employers with nine or fewer employees.
If you’re a new employer, we’ll show you how using the Basic PAYE Tools can help small employers run their payroll

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27 Apr 2017

HR Forum – Employment Law update (inc. HS2 Employment and Skills Consultation)

Leicester City

The East Midlands Chamber has teamed up with employment lawyers from top ranked local law firm Gateley Plc to deliver free employment law update.

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27 Apr 2017

VAT and motoring expenses

This webinar will give you an overview of:
– when you can reclaim VAT on a car
– hiring and leasing vehicles
– commercial vehicles
– other motoring expenses
– record keeping

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28 Apr 2017

Getting payroll information right

This webinar is for employers. It shows you how to provide accurate information to HMRC and avoid common payroll mistakes.

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28 Apr 2017

Midlands Perspectives

Outside Leicestershire

April 28th will see the release of the first quarter GDP estimates for 2017 by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). With recent PMI data indicating some softening of output performance, the data will give an indication of whether the immediate post-Brexit growth trajectory is sustainable.

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03 May 2017

Behaviours at work – understanding the unacceptable


Unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying and harassment or aggressive attitudes, can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover, and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.

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04 May 2017

High speed broadband – solutions for your business

Leicester City

  

Breakfast seminar to highlight broadband opportunities for SMEs.

Is your business missing out on the huge advantages of broadband due to poor connection speeds?
High speed broadband can help your business expand its customer base, adopt new technologies and increase growth while improving outputs and efficiency.

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04 May 2017

Business Growth Surgery

Leicester City

Regular sessions with the Business Growth Team. Book a session and come along to have a chat about how your creative business could grow. Longer follow-up sessions are available.

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05 May 2017

Optimising Business Processes (Increase your profit!)

Leicester City

Optimisation is as much about leadership attitude as it is about implementing tools. Increase your business profit by reducing costs and improving performance at this free half day workshop. This session introduces optimisation as it relates to:-

• design
• energy factors running a factory or other business
• lean leadership and waste elimination
• maximising efficiency in logistics
• managing a business

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08 May 2017

Getting started as an employer

This webinar is aimed at new employers (as well as those thinking of taking on staff) and includes: –

– Becoming an employer
– Employer responsibilities
– Online filing
– Starters & leavers

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10 May 2017

Technical Workshop: Money Matters

Outside Leicestershire

Our Technical Workshop focus on money matters: Foreign Exchange, VAT, Business Loans, Credit and more. All the important money matters that affect international trade.

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10 May 2017

Leicester LoveLBG Ladies Business Group Networking Lunch

Leicester City

Do you want to connect with new contacts and build new business relationships? LoveLBG brings together and connects local businesses owned, managed or represented by women.

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12 May 2017

VAT and motoring expenses

This webinar will give you an overview of:
– when you can reclaim VAT on a car
– hiring and leasing vehicles
– commercial vehicles
– other motoring expenses
– record keeping

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12 May 2017

PAYE using Basic PAYE Tools for the first time

Basic PAYE Tools are suitable for employers with nine or fewer employees.
If you’re a new employer, we’ll show you how using the Basic PAYE Tools can help small employers run their payroll

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13 May 2017

Digital Camera Workshop

Take better pictures for your business marketing or personal photography.

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16 May 2017

Providing a Steer for the Driverless Supply Chain

Outside Leicestershire

Mills & Reeve, in partnership with Drive Midlands, invite you to join us for our Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) event on Tuesday 16 May.

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16 May 2017 - 17 May 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. 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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16 May 2017

Business Growth Surgery

Leicester City

Regular sessions with the Business Growth Team. Book a session and come along to have a chat about how your creative business could grow. Longer follow-up sessions are available.

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16 May 2017

The East Midlands Business Link Fastest 40 Awards 2017

Outside Leicestershire

Now in its fourth year, the East Midlands Business Link Fastest 40 Awards celebrates the cream of young entrepreneurial talent in the East Midlands. Are you aged under 40 and in business? Then these are the awards for you.

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17 May 2017

High speed broadband – solutions for your business

  

Interactive seminars to highlight broadband opportunities for SMEs in Leicestershire.

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17 May 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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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18 May 2017

An overview of the Enterprise Zones in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is fortunate enough to be one of the few areas in the UK that can boast two Enterprise Zones. The first, at MIRA Technology Park near Hinckley, was granted Enterprise Zone status in August 2011.

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18 May 2017

Best ways to get the most winnable sales leads!

Leicester City

Learn how to identify sales prospects that are typically 3 times easier and quicker to convert!

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18 May 2017

Getting payroll information right

This webinar is for employers. It shows you how to provide accurate information to HMRC and avoid common payroll mistakes.

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22 May 2017

VAT and motoring expenses

This webinar will give you an overview of:
– when you can reclaim VAT on a car
– hiring and leasing vehicles
– commercial vehicles
– other motoring expenses
– record keeping

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24 May 2017

Logistics and Distribution Forum, Lutterworth, Leicestershire

This event is delivered as part of the Collaborate project which is a comprehensive business growth programme for businesses based Leicester and Leicestershire.

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24 May 2017

Info2Grow Leicester: How To Run A Successful Business

Leicester City

Info2Grow will provide delegates with practical tips and advice for maximising their business growth potential. The event will also provide a valuable opportunity for networking with like-minded business people.

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25 May 2017

Made in the Midlands Exhibition 2017

Outside Leicestershire

The Made in the Midlands Manufacturing Exhibition is back. Our 8th exhibition will be Bigger. Better. Bolder!

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31 May 2017

High speed broadband – solutions for your business

Hinckley & Bosworth

  

Interactive seminars to highlight broadband opportunities for SMEs in Leicestershire. 

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01 Jun 2017 - 02 Jun 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. 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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06 Jun 2017

Business Growth Surgery

Leicester City

Regular sessions with the Business Growth Team. Book a session and come along to have a chat about how your creative business could grow. Longer follow-up sessions are available.

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08 Jun 2017

The Efficiency Network

Harborough

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

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14 Jun 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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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14 Jun 2017

Market Focus: South America

Outside Leicestershire

Market Focus South America. We will be concentrating on Spanish Speaking South America. Enjoy the flavours of the area – the music, the food and the opportunities for exporters!

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15 Jun 2017

Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!

Outside Leicestershire

capture12

The date and venue are set for what is expected to be the biggest Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day to date.

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20 Jun 2017

East Midlands Employment and Skills Summit 2017: Skills for the Future

Charnwood

Bringing together education providers, businesses and policy makers to discuss the practical ways for the business and the education sector to work together more effectively to deliver the skills required for economic growth.

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20 Jun 2017

Business Growth Surgery

Leicester City

Regular sessions with the Business Growth Team. Book a session and come along to have a chat about how your creative business could grow. Longer follow-up sessions are available.

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23 Jun 2017

Leicester Apprenticeship Hub graduation ceremony and VIP reception

This is Leicester’s third annual apprenticeship graduation and awards event where around 200 local apprentices will celebrate achieving their qualifications, and Leicester’s top apprentices and apprenticeship employers will be recognised.

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06 Jul 2017

Marketing for Business Growth

Do you know how to get your service or product in front of more customers and how to persuade them to buy more?

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12 Jul 2017

Market Focus: Europe

Leicester City

Market focus on Europe. Whatever the latest news is on the political negotiations with Europe and Brexit, we will be looking at the opportunities that are still there for exporters and our emphasis is on Scandinavia.

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12 Jul 2017

FSB Connect No Nonsense Networking

Relaxed networking for startups and businesses across Leicestershire and beyond, run by FSB.
Free to attend, buy a coffee and come upstairs to join a friendly, informal business networking group.

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19 Jul 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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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20 Jul 2017

East Midlands Employment and Skills Summit 2017: Skills for the Future

Charnwood

Bringing together education providers, businesses and policy makers to discuss the practical ways for the business and the education sector to work together more effectively to deliver the skills required for economic growth.

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26 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 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. 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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16 Aug 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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 Sep 2017

Masterclass: Communications and exhibitions

Outside Leicestershire

Our popular annual Masterclass putting export fundamentals under the microscope.

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13 Sep 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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15 Nov 2017

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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

FREE Sales Workshop – Get Inside Your Buyer’s Head

North West Leicestershire

GIYBH2

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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