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12 Oct 2018

£8 million allocated to new immersive technologies

On 1 October, Innovate UK released the latest Audience of the Future (AotF) funding competition – Production Innovation for Immersive Content. Central government is funding the through its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. It is allocating £8 million to invest in new immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Here in Leicester and Leicestershire, we are at the…

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12 Oct 2018

‘Brexit Special’ Event for Leicestershire Tourism & Hospitality Sector

Leicestershire Promotions and Winning Moves are hosting the 2018 Tourism Forum, which is open to all tourism and hospitality businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire. This hugely popular event, which consistently attracts well over 100 industry delegates, is being held at the prestigious Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa in Hinckley on Thursday 8 November 2018 between…

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10 Oct 2018

£1.3m ESF funding available

£1.3m ESF funding is available through the LLEP. On 5th October on behalf of the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, the Government launched a £1.3m call for activities under European Social Fund Programme 2014-20. One or more applications are sought to help retain graduates in Leicester and Leicestershire by  encouraging more job opportunities with higher…

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22 Oct 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 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018

The Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Couse

Leicester City

Four day workshop for young people interested in self-employment

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23 Oct 2018

Collaborate: Becoming HS2 ready – exploring the opportunities

Leicester City

 

 

 

 

 

 

A chance to find out what opportunities will exist with High Speed 2 coming to our region particularly for small and medium supply chain organisations.

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23 Oct 2018

Developing Effective Content for Web

Harborough

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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23 Oct 2018

Collaborate: Effective Branding – 2 parts (creative industries)

Leicester City

A two-part workshop for creative businesses covering the essentials of brand management including a critique of attendee brands to help rectify the problem of brands not performing consistently.

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24 Oct 2018

Life after GDPR – Next Steps

Oadby

There is little doubt that GDPR created a massive hype and even more confusion, but with Legitimate Interest, Subject Access Requests and Data Protection Impact Assessments now a must, is your business prepared? 

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24 Oct 2018

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media – Free Workshop

North West Leicestershire

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

A full day workshop, inclusive of lunch – FREE* to Quiet Storm web clients.

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25 Oct 2018

What’s New in WordPress 2018 – Breakfast Seminar

Harborough

Hear about the latest features and updates in WordPress to help improve your content and website. Learn about how GDPR will affect your site and the digital innovations coming up, and how you can use data to calculate ROI.

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25 Oct 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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30 Oct 2018

What’s New in Google Analytics and Metrics 2018 – Breakfast Seminar

Kegworth

Join us to learn how your customers are navigating to your website or from digital campaigns and converting into sales or new leads.

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30 Oct 2018

Catalysing Life Science Business

Charnwood

Discover your catalyst at Charnwood Campus.

Life Science is thriving in Leicestershire and Charnwood Campus is at the very heart of it. The
first Life Science Opportunity Zone in the UK, it is a place to inspire discovery, encourage
collaboration and accelerate business growth. With Enterprise Zone status as well the Campus
offers significant catalysts to stimulate your business.

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30 Oct 2018

Collaborate: Ethical and Social Compliance Workshop (Textiles/fashion)

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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31 Oct 2018

Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials

Leicester City

Want to protect your business against online cybercrime and attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place? Explained using simple terminology this Cyber Essentials workshop will help you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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31 Oct 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (two-day workshop)

Harborough

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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31 Oct 2018

Mind the SKILLS Gap

Leicester City

Learn how your businesses can benefit from working with local schools and colleges and the support available to help you develop potential employees of the future through partnership working.

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01 Nov 2018

Blaby Business Breakfast meeting

Blaby

Business Breakfast from Blaby District Council will take place on Thursday 1st November, starting at 8:00am with the promise of a free delicious breakfast on arrival at Santander UK, Leicester Corporate Centre, Building 4, Carlton Park, Narborough, Leicester LE19 0AL.

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01 Nov 2018

Growing your ecommerce Business

Leicester City

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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01 Nov 2018

Collaborate: How to display your products

Leicester City

You may have the best product but how do you show and entice customers to buy? This workshop for creative businesses provides guidance on photography and showcasing what you do to achieve the best results.

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01 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Basics of food labelling

Leicester City

 

Every food and drink business manufacturing products needs to understand the in’s and out’s of food labelling. This workshop will provide details of your legal requirements in a straightforward way.

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02 Nov 2018

Business Toolkit – getting creative with your approach to growth

Leicester City

Come and spend a few hours focussing on your business and learn some different ways to raise your business profile or grow your customer base.

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05 Nov 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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06 Nov 2018

Leicester: Space for Growth

Leicester City

Join us at this breakfast event to discover how Leicester and Leicestershire’s future space
opportunities will take a giant leap forward with Space Park Leicester and how the many stellar
development prospects in our area will boost us into orbit.

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06 Nov 2018

Using Marketing Automation Software to Increase Sales – Breakfast Seminar

Leicester City

Marketing Automation software (or MAS) is a new generation of integrated software that allows businesses to integrate and improve sales as well as increase efficiency of marketing processes. 

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06 Nov 2018

Protect and Prepare : Secure Your Business against IT fraud and data loss

Oadby

Understand the threats and develop a strategy to protect your business 

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06 Nov 2018

The Big Business Gateway Business Bonanza #BBGBB

Leicester City

There’s no stopping us now! Celebrating business success across Leicester and Leicestershire.

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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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08 Nov 2018

Collaborate: How to secure public sector contracts

Leicester City

 

 

 

 

 

An event to clarify what the process is and where opportunities within the public sector can be found, as well as help available. Book early as we anticipate demand to be high for this session.

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08 Nov 2018

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Harborough

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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08 Nov 2018

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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08 Nov 2018

Leicestershire Tourism Forum: Is your business ready for Brexit?

Hinckley & Bosworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

The Leicestershire Tourism Forum is back and has an exciting agenda lined up to help tourism businesses get the most from Brexit when it happens.

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08 Nov 2018

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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09 Nov 2018

Careers Speed Networking Event 2018

Oadby

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is looking for local employers to be part of the largest Careers Speed Networking event ever to take place in Leicestershire. Register to be a part of this amazing event that will provide students with an eye-opening opportunity into the world of work. The event is taking place as part of the Leicester Business Festival (LBF) on Friday 9th November 2018 at Leicester Racecourse and is based on a ‘speed networking’ concept.

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11 Nov 2018

SpaceUp Leicester

Leicester City

SpaceUp is a space unconference, where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event.

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12 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

Mental Health First Aid

Leicester City

2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course (Accredited by Mental Health First aid England)

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13 Nov 2018

Blogging for Business

Blaby

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

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13 Nov 2018

Collaborate: SALSA and Issue 5 update for food and drink manufacturers

Leicester City

A practical session for food/drink manufacturers on the changes to the SALSA (safe and local supplier approval) standard and how it affects your business.

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14 Nov 2018

Improving Productivity with Cloud and Mobile Working

Kegworth

Discover how remote working and cloud computing can benefit your business. Learn the latest developments in remote working and gain a better understanding of the technology used that allows you and your business to have a flexible approach to working.

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14 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Using social media effectively (creative industries)

Leicester City

Develop your social media skills at this workshop for those in the creative industries. The session will be very interactive with delegates learning about idea and content generation, social media management and engagement.

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15 Nov 2018

Digital Marketing for Local Business

Blaby

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

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16 Nov 2018

Email Marketing for Success

Leicester City

Email marketing, when used thoughtfully and inventively, has the power to significantly engage your target audience and successfully promote to them your business, products and services. 

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19 Nov 2018

3 day Starting in Business Programme

North West Leicestershire

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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21 Nov 2018

What’s New in Google Analytics and Metrics 2018 – Breakfast Seminar

Leicester City

Join us to learn how your customers are navigating to your website or from digital campaigns and converting into sales or new leads.

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21 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Unlock the secrets of your data and grow your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you sitting on a minefield of valuable information that could be used to determine your growth? Find out more at this free half-day workshop on data and cyber security.

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21 Nov 2018

Planning an Effective Website

Melton

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. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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22 Nov 2018

Finance Masterclass for Business Owners

Ambitious for your business but frustrated by your finances? Are your business finances stopping you living the life you want? Do you have too much stress and uncertainty in your business? Do you need better financial information, visibility and skills in your business?

Many small business owners with brilliant ideas and huge passions struggle, all because they never cracked the finances. And it makes a huge difference when you get even basic financial controls, information and a financial strategy in place.

But the good news is there are simple things you can learn to take control of your finances.

On this 3 hour workshop you’ll learn:
•How to create a financial strategy for your business that moves you towards the life you want
•How to eliminate financial stress and worry from your business
•What financial foundations and controls your business should have
•What GREAT financial information looks like – information that puts you in control and gets you focussed on making more profit and more cash

And you’ll create your own Action Plan in the workshop to take back to your business.

Click here to find out more and register your place.

About Serena Humphrey FCMA CGMA

Managing Director of The F Word Ltd, Serena is an experienced Finance Director, financial strategist and coach, NLP coach and practitioner, speaker and retreat leader. Having learnt from harsh personal experience in the early 90s, Serena has worked with hundreds of companies over the last 25 years on a mission to help business owners create the life they thought their business would give them. She built and sold her first business and now runs The F Word to bring out the Financial Genius in as many small companies as she can!

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22 Nov 2018

Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials

Harborough

Want to protect your business against online cybercrime and attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place? Explained using simple terminology this Cyber Essentials workshop will help you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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22 Nov 2018

Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials

Harborough

Want to protect your business against online cybercrime and attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place? Explained using simple terminology this Cyber Essentials workshop will help you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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22 Nov 2018

International Marketing and Selling Cross- Border

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. You can now access customers around the world the same way you do in your local market, giving you potential for exponential growth.

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22 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Co-operating with Competitors

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

How is this for disruption? Working with your competitors could be the best way to improve your company results! In this masterclass with Prof. Paul Hughes of De Montfort University, we cover how you can capitalise on working with rather than against your competition.

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27 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Unlock the secrets of your data and grow your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you sitting on a minefield of valuable information that could be used to determine your growth? Find out more at this free half-day workshop on data and cyber security.

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27 Nov 2018

Understanding Google Analytics

Hinckley & Bosworth

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

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27 Nov 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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27 Nov 2018

Collaborate: PR on a budget (creative industries)

Leicester City

A free workshop for those in the creative sector looking to learn how to ‘do’ PR, plan and run cost-effective campaigns. We’ll show you how to build it into your week and what success can look like.

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28 Nov 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (two-day workshop)

Oadby

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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29 Nov 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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29 Nov 2018

Growing your ecommerce Business

North West Leicestershire

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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29 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Are you ready to do business with Heathrow Airport?

Charnwood

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

What does Heathrow Airport look for when picking a supplier? Find out at this seminar, plus information on what it takes to be a ‘responsible supplier’ by the Carbon Trust, the importance of circular supply chain and the Green Business Fund.

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    03 Dec 2018 - 06 Dec 2018

    The Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Couse

    Leicester City

    Four day workshop for young people interested in self-employment

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    05 Dec 2018

    Making the Most of Microsoft Office 365 – Breakfast Seminar

    Kegworth

    Are you using Microsoft Office 365 to its full potential? Join us to learn how to take advantage of all the features available to you and your business.

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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!

    Read More

    05 Dec 2018

    Data and Making the Most of your Business Relationships

    Hinckley & Bosworth

    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 Dec 2018

    International Marketing and Selling Cross- Border

    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. You can now access customers around the world the same way you do in your local market, giving you potential for exponential growth.

    Read More

    11 Dec 2018

    Protect and prepare: secure your business against IT fraud and data loss

    Blaby

    Ask yourself some simple questions. How long could your business survive without its IT systems? What would happen if your customer data suddenly ‘disappeared’? How much money can you afford to lose before the pips start to squeak?

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    12 Dec 2018

    Effective Search Engine Optimisation

    Harborough

    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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    13 Dec 2018

    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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    18 Dec 2018

    Blogging for Business

    Leicester City

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

    Read More

    19 Dec 2018

    SEO, Digital Content & Social Media – Free Workshop

    North West Leicestershire

    SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

    SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

    A full day workshop, inclusive of lunch – FREE* to Quiet Storm web clients.

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    29 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

    Make it British Live! 2019

    Outside Leicestershire

    Make it British Live! began in 2014 and was originally called Meet the Manufacturer.

    The brainchild of Kate Hills, a former fashion buyer, who founded a website called Make it British in 2011 as a platform for promoting UK manufacturers and British-made brands.

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