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22 Feb 2018

February LLEP newsletter is out!

The first LLEP newsletter of 2018 is out. Click here to find out about the latest LLEP activities including the Leicester and Leicestershire Business Survey, the LLEP’s Project Funding scheme, Team Leicester at MIPIM and more. The post February LLEP newsletter is out! appeared first on Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.

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22 Feb 2018

Great turnout for Love Business

A change of venue didn’t dampen enthusiasm for the region’s biggest annual business expo today. Delegates flocked to Love Business, at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough, at which East Midlands Chamber was the headline sponsor and over 70 firms exhibited. The Chamber ran five events at today’s Love Business, each a presentation by keynote speakers….

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22 Feb 2018

Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100million SME equity fund

Secretary of State Sajid Javid announced the launch of three funds providing up to £100 million of equity finance to redress a regional imbalance in SME funding options Launch is latest wave of £250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund The equity funds follow the £120m Debt and Small Business Loans Funds launched in August 2017 Builds…

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26 Feb 2018

Developing a Skilled & Flexible Workforce – Manufacturing & Engineering

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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26 Feb 2018

Free Startup Mentoring

Leicester City

Free casual mentoring and startup chat. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions.

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27 Feb 2018

Leicester Innovation Week 2018 – Textiles Focus

Leicester City

 

 

Textiles Focus

Whether your business is a committed innovator, start-up or dipping your toe in the water, learn about funding and other help offered by Innovate UK and local support agencies.

With a focus on the Textiles Sector, this breakfast seminar will provide you with information on local and national innovation support to help you grow and scale your business.

This sector has been chosen because of its importance to the local economy and labour market.

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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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27 Feb 2018

Drive Midlands Nemawashi

Outside Leicestershire

Drive Midlands Nemawashi will be your chance to hear the insights of experts on some of the biggest topics facing the automotive industry today.

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27 Feb 2018

Getting Ready for GDPR

Leicester City

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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27 Feb 2018

Midlands Cyber: USA market workshop

Harborough

MIDLANDS CYBER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERCEDE

We are delighted to announce that we will be running two workshops, led by Andy Williams, the International Director of the iCyber Centre @bwtech, Maryland. The workshops have been tailored by the team and Andy Williams, ensuring Midlands based companies that are seeking a market entry strategy into the USA can access the best advice and guidance possible.

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27 Feb 2018

Employment masterclass

Harborough

Everything you need to know about employing staff.

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27 Feb 2018

Tourism strategy workshop

Hinckley & Bosworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A comprehensive workshop for tourism businesses providing information tools and tips on increasing your reach and customers.

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27 Feb 2018

Understanding UK Products

Leicester City

Food and drink businesses are invited to attend The Food & Drink Forum’s Understanding UK Products event, which will look at the benefits and requirements of working with supermarkets.

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28 Feb 2018

Leicester Innovation Week 2018 – Food and Drink Focus

Leicester City

 

Food & Drink Sector

Whether your business is a committed innovator, start-up or dipping your toe in the water, learn about funding and other help offered by Innovate UK and local support agencies.

With a focus on the Food & Drink Sector, this breakfast seminar will provide you with information on local and national innovation support to help you grow and scale your business.

This sector has been chosen because of its importance to the local economy and labour market.

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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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28 Feb 2018

HR Forum – taking control of attraction and recruitment

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop to help you attract and recruit the right candidates for your business. Aimed at hiring managers, HR, marketing and operational leads in engineering and advanced manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and professional and financial services.

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28 Feb 2018

Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group (SIG)

Melton

 

The next Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group (SIG) is taking place on Wednesday 28 February in Leicester. The theme for this SIG is: “Diagnostics: Bad Bugs-No Drugs”.

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28 Feb 2018

Planning an Effective Website

Blaby

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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28 Feb 2018

You Can Export: Intellectual Property Rights

Outside Leicestershire

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are valuable assets for your business and it is important that you understand how these can be protected. This half-day workshop aims to give an overview of what constitutes intellectual property, the legal frameworks that are in place, the threats from international markets and how you can protect your IPR overseas.

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01 Mar 2018

Leicester Innovation Week 2018 – Logistics

Logistic Focus

Whether your business is a committed innovator, start-up or dipping your toe in the water, learn about funding and other help offered by Innovate UK and local support agencies.

With a focus on the Logistics Sector, this breakfast seminar will provide you with information on local and national innovation support to help you grow and scale your business.

This sector has been chosen because of its importance to the local economy and labour market.

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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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01 Mar 2018

Leicestershire Workshops for Tourism Businesses

Collaborate Support for Tourism Businesses Support Programme, delivered by WinningMoves Ltd and Leicestershire Promotions, offers 4 FREE workshops to provide tourism businesses with inspiration, ideas tool and techniques to help them improve.

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01 Mar 2018

You Can Export: International Marketing

Outside Leicestershire

Have you ever thought more customers should be buying from you? Felt frustrated that your message just wasn’t getting heard? Been confused about how to reach potential customers? Then this free masterclass could be for you.

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01 Mar 2018

Ecommerce and China:What is Wechat and how can it help you sell into China?

Leicester City

In this workshop, we’ll explore how you can leverage the power of WeChat to sell directly to the Chinese consumer.

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01 Mar 2018

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – Grant Funding Information Event

Outside Leicestershire

In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency, the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is holding an event for businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND for RURAL DEVELOPMENT (EAFRD) and local LEADER Growth Programmes.

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01 Mar 2018

Bitesize Marketing – How to Create a Better Marketing & Sales Funnel

Leicester City

Make the most of your lunch break with Bitesize Marketing at The Phoenix!

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02 Mar 2018

Founders-Only Mastermind Groups

Leicester City

Ever feel like you’re running your startup from inside an echo chamber? Would you value the thoughts and insight of other local entrepreneurs who can scrutinise you and your business from outside your bubble? If so then Mastermind Groups are a great way to quickly give you objective clarity or a helpful nudge.

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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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06 Mar 2018

Employer Event for National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Leicester City

De Montfort UniversityNational Apprenticeship Week 2018

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018, De Montfort University (DMU) are inviting employers to find out more about Higher and Degree Apprenticeship courses.

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06 Mar 2018

Textiles & Fashion Manufacturers: HR Management

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you are a fashion or textile manufacturer this workshop will help you understand the fundamentals of employing people.

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06 Mar 2018

Stephenson Networking Group

North West Leicestershire

Join us for an evening of quality networking brought to you by Stephenson College.

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07 Mar 2018

Employing People: is it really a minefield?

Leicester City

Peter Etherington is an employment lawyer and HR specialist based in Melton Mowbray, who advises and supports small businesses throughout the East Midlands.  He is well-known for his practical, hands-on approach to employment issues, guiding employers to make confident decisions based on the risks involved and business need.

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07 Mar 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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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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07 Mar 2018

You Can Export: International e-commerce

Leicester City

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

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08 Mar 2018

Getting Your CE Marking Right

Outside Leicestershire

A highly informative workshop and clinic on CE Marking for Midlands businesses.

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08 Mar 2018

How to Build and Launch Your E-Commerce Store With Shopify

Leicester City

Everything you need to know to set up a successful online shop with Shopify.

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09 Mar 2018

Growth Plans for the City and County – Good news for business?

Leicester City

There are currently a number of public sector led initiatives focusing on economic growth. Can these be good news for business? Join us for our next LBV Lunchtime Meetup to find out.

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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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12 Mar 2018

Funding options for creative businesses

Leicester City

A free workshop aimed at creative businesses that want to explore the different grants and funding available, including how to apply.

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13 Mar 2018

You Can Export: Export Essentials – How to Win Business Overseas

Leicester City

Most appropriate for those who are new or relatively inexperienced exporters, this half-day course is designed to help companies improve their knowledge, thinking and capability in winning business overseas. Delegates will leave the session with added confidence and skills to apply when considering future opportunities.

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14 Mar 2018

Women in Business


This March you are invited to join us at our next Women in Business event – today’s most future-ready businesses need to be quick to sense what’s coming, take decisions fast, and have the agility to act.

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14 Mar 2018

Melton Business Forum

Melton

The Melton Business Forum is a FREE networking event to support local businesses.

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15 Mar 2018

Digital Growth Conference 18: explore the future

Leicester City

Delivered in partnership with Superfast Leicestershire, this fully-funded Conference will help businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire make the most of the very latest digital technologies.

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15 Mar 2018

Principles of Preservation and Shelf Life

Leicester City

 

Food and drink businesses are invited to attend The Food & Drink Forum’s Principles of Preservation & Shelf Life event, which will look at the principles of preservation and shelf life determination and improvement.

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15 Mar 2018

How to Reach Out to New Customers in Manufacturing

Leicester City

An introduction to digital marketing for businesses in the manufacturing industry.

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16 Mar 2018

Midlands Engine Investment Fund Regional Briefing Event – Leicester

Leicester City

The British Business Bank and the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East & South-East Midlands are holding a series of briefing events to raise awareness of the new £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

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16 Mar 2018

You Can Export: Business Mandarin for Beginners

Outside Leicestershire

Anyone with a business interest in this huge market will benefit from our day long Chinese language and culture workshop. This day long beginners course, delivered by a quality assured trainer, will help you to communicate better with your Mandarin speaking counterparts and customers, introducing you to the basics of business Mandarin and giving you an insight into cultural attitudes and behaviours.

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16 Mar 2018

MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK EXPO 2018

Leicester City

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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19 Mar 2018

Getting Tourism Businesses Ready for GDPR

Hinckley & Bosworth

Are you GDPR Compliant? Your tourism 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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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

You Can Export: Working with Agents & Distributors

Outside Leicestershire

The relationship with your agent or distributor can make the difference to the growth and profit of your export business. This relationship is not just about interpersonal roles, it is also about understanding how your business affects their business, and how their business affects yours.

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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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20 Mar 2018

How to Turn Your Website into a Customer-Winning Marketing Machine!

It’s a sad fact that most small business websites never pay for themselves.  BUT that doesn’t have to be the case with your website!

In this engaging workshop award winning website designer and author of best-selling book “Smashing Self-Employment”), speaker and a business lobbyist Karl Craig-West specialises in building websites for small businesses and the self-employed.

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20 Mar 2018

Mental health in the workplace

Harborough

Understanding mental health issues for you and your staff.

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21 Mar 2018

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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21 Mar 2018

East Leicestershire LEADER Open Evening

Leicester City

An open networking event to find out more about the East Leicestershire LEADER programme and funding opportunities for rural businesses to diversify and grow, in addition to support for community and rural projects.

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22 Mar 2018

Setting terms and conditions

Leicester City

A free workshop aimed at creative businesses to help when writing your business terms and conditions.

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22 Mar 2018

Working with Digital Images

Leicester City

We all know the importance of marketing and communicating the right message to the right audience here we look at your options in creating, editing and sharing digital content.

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22 Mar 2018

The Chamber’s Annual Dinner 2018

Outside Leicestershire

The pinnacle event in the regional business calendar, top quality networking and hospitality.

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27 Mar 2018

Textiles & Fashion Manufacturers: Improving profitability

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you are a fashion or textile manufacturer and want to improve your  business profitability through efficiency processes and improving productivity book for this free workshop.

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04 Apr 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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05 Apr 2018

Bitesize Marketing – How to Generate Leads from LinkedIn

Leicester City

Make the most of your lunch break with Bitesize Marketing at The Phoenix!

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10 Apr 2018

Creating and managing a successful website

Leicester City

A free session for creative businesses who want to set up an online presence and help on how to manage it.

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11 Apr 2018

Understanding Google Analytics

North West Leicestershire

Understand and manipulate visitor data from your website and learn how to capitalise on the information.

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12 Apr 2018

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 Apr 2018

Selling Online – Getting Started

North West Leicestershire

 

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

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16 Apr 2018

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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17 Apr 2018

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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18 Apr 2018

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 to your visitors. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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19 Apr 2018

Selling Online – Getting Started

Leicester City

 

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

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19 Apr 2018

Working with Digital Images

Blaby

We all know the importance of marketing and communicating the right message to the right audience here we look at your options in creating, editing and sharing digital content.

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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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26 Apr 2018

How to Reach New Customers in the Health Sector

Leicester City

An introduction to digital marketing for businesses in the health sector.

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26 Apr 2018

How to do your own PR and Video Marketing

Harborough

What’s missing from newspaper front pages and Google first page? Your business, that’s what! The media can help you gain new customers and boost your business.

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02 May 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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08 May 2018

eCommerce – Selling Your Products direct to the Chinese Consumer

Leicester City

Learn how to engage with the biggest eCommerce marketplace. This half day workshop will focus on the steps your business needs to take to sell products direct to Chinese consumers.

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15 May 2018

How to recruit the best people for your business.

Harborough

A guide through the recruitment process from; the writing of the initial job description, through to your new employees first few weeks in your business.

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06 Jun 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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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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04 Jul 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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01 Aug 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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08 Aug 2018

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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14 Aug 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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05 Sep 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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03 Oct 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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07 Nov 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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05 Dec 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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03 Jan 2019 - 04 Jan 2019

Cross Pollinate Test 2

Second Test

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