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22 May 2017

Funding competition: investment accelerator pilot

UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences. This is a pilot programme for Innovate UK. It provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies. Up to £3 million of grant funding and…

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22 May 2017

The iNet: Rolling Call for Collaborative R&D project proposals

  The iNet is seeking SME-led R&D projects or Feasibility Study projects from any technology, engineering or industrial area involving collaboration with at least one UK-based HEI/Research Institute. The aim of this call is to assist the industrial and research communities to work together to stimulate innovation. Submission deadlines: Noon, 15th day of each month…

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15 May 2017

Cyber-attack ransomeware – protect yourself now!

Since the global coordinated ransomware attack, on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, the weekend has been quiet, but there are expected to be more cases reported as we start a new working week. These attacks, that compromise machines and networks, may have already occurred but not yet…

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31 May 2017

Electrical Vehicle Supply Chain Programme

Outside Leicestershire

The UK is targeting that every new car manufactured will be zero emissions from 2040. In order to support the significant scale up required in Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle manufacturing, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is working with industry and government to support the development of the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain.

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31 May 2017

FREE EVENT! Co-working Café Bitesize… Twitter

Leicester City

Don’t know where to start with Twitter or just want to improve your skills? Then join our free information session to learn some of the tips and tricks on how to get the most out of this social media platform.

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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 […]

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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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06 Jun 2017

Start Up Cafe – University of Leicester Networking Event

Leicester City

Over the past 3 months our start-up programme, Launchpad Leicester, has supported 10 innovative and ambitious student start-ups to make their ideas a reality. On the evening of Tuesday 6th June 2017 we’ll be hearing pitches from each of these start-ups, and celebrating their journey through the programme.

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06 Jun 2017

The Cyber Connected World

Outside Leicestershire

Event from the East Midlands Cyber Security Forum (EMCSF)

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07 Jun 2017

Recruitment for Micro & SME Businesses, FSB Leicester, Northants & Rutland

Recruitment for Micro & SME Businesses Would you like to attract high calibre talent into your Micro/SME Business?

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07 Jun 2017

NatWest Women in Business Networking Event

Join NatWest for a fantastic evening of networking, with the opportunity to purchase High Street clothing at hugely discounted prices at our glamorous evening event

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08 Jun 2017

The Efficiency Network

Harborough

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

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08 Jun 2017

How To Get Customers from Google Search in 2017

Leicester City

How To Get Customers from Google Search in 2017 – A Fully Up-To-Date Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation.

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13 Jun 2017

New event series: Connect at the Co-working Café

Leicester City

Building on the success of the monthly start-up exchange events facilitated by The Innovation Centre our brand new Connect at the Co-Working Café events will see a mix of industry and academic experts share their knowledge and experiences through talks, Q & A’s, panel discussions and networking.

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14 Jun 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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14 Jun 2017

The reluctant manager

Leicester City

A workshop to build confidence for first time managers.

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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

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

Funding Your Future Innovations

Outside Leicestershire

Do you want to develop new or improved products and services, or new processes and capabilities? Do you need funding to support innovation in your business? Do you need design support for your new product ideas?

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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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20 Jun 2017

Textiles Tuesday: How Fashion Enter helps retailers and etailers to spot an unethical factory

Leicester City

      Textiles Tuesdays a NEW initiative from De Montfort University. These monthly events are a new approach to stimulate innovation and growth in the regional textiles industry. The programme of lunchtime talks and networking opportunities will explore the latest business drivers and technology trends.

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22 Jun 2017

Best ways to get the most Winnable Sales Leads

Learn how to identify sales prospects that are typically 3 times easier and quicker to convert! This must attend workshop is for any business professional who has a responsibility to sell their company’s product or service. From a sole trader right through to a larger enterprise.

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22 Jun 2017

How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition In Google Search

Leicester City

How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition In Google Search – A Fully Up-To-Date Advanced Workshop in Search Engine Optimisation

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22 Jun 2017

Electrical Vehicle Supply Chain Programme

Outside Leicestershire

The UK is targeting that every new car manufactured will be zero emissions from 2040. In order to support the significant scale up required in Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle manufacturing, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is working with industry and government to support the development of the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain.

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23 Jun 2017

What’s New in Search 2017

Charnwood

This seminar will bring you right up to date with changes in the world of search engines, from developments in Google’s search result pages to recent algorithm changes, new pay per click advertising features, the impact of voice search and what the future is likely to hold for search.

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23 Jun 2017

MIDLANDS ENGINE PRESENTATION

Leicester City

HOW THE MIDLANDS’ ENGINE WILL BENEFIT LEICESTERSHIRE

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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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26 Jun 2017

Trade and Investment Symposium

Following the recent signing of a partnership agreement between Nottinghamshire and Zhejiang province, Nottinghamshire County Council and partners are delighted to welcome Zhejiang CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) and a delegation of over 60 Chinese companies to the Midlands to explore opportunities for business collaboration, both export and investment across a […]

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27 Jun 2017

Developing student and graduate entrepreneurship – enterprise in the curriculum, targeted support and the growing role for social enterprise

Outside Leicestershire

This conference will focus on how universities can best support students and graduates to start their own businesses and scale them up.

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27 Jun 2017

The Future of Making Things – Manufacturing Strategies for 2017

The world is changing. The use of data and production of mass customised products for demanding consumers means that businesses need to adopt a more agile and dynamic approach to manufacturing. Processes of creation are now evolving beyond traditional linear paths into integrated cycles of input and feedback.

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28 Jun 2017

University of Leicester – LPMI Focussed Funding for the Life Sciences Sector

Leicester City

Free business-facing event promoting collaboration opportunities in digital health and diagnostics.

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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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07 Jul 2017

What’s New In Social 2017

Leicester City

This briefing will bring you right up to date with all the latest changes in the world of social media, including changes in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat & YouTube. We’ll look at how to take advantage of some of the new features available on these platforms and what future changes might happen on […]

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12 Jul 2017

Website Planning

Leicester City

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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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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13 Jul 2017

Motorsport Industry Association – Business Growth Conference 2017

Outside Leicestershire

Accelerate business growth at the heart of Motorsport Valley.

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13 Jul 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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13 Jul 2017

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Blaby

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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13 Jul 2017

Ethical and effective leadership

Leicester City

This workshop looks at what is meant by ethical leadership. 

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18 Jul 2017

Social Media Marketing (2-Day Workshop)

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? From Facebook to Twitter, through to LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and blogs, businesses across the world are utilising social networks to raise brand awareness, manage their reputation […]

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18 Jul 2017

Textiles Tuesday: The art of the T-Shirt

   Textiles Tuesdays a NEW initiative from De Montfort University. These monthly events are a new approach to stimulate innovation and growth in the regional textiles industry. The programme of lunchtime talks and networking opportunities will explore the latest business drivers and technology trends.

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19 Jul 2017

Developing Effective Content for Web

Leicester City

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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19 Jul 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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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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20 Jul 2017

Business Blogging

Oadby

Businesses that use blogs generate over 67% more leads than businesses who ignore the value of blogging. With that figure in mind, Digital Growth Programmes’ blogging experts have devised an action-planning workshop to enable you to appreciate the benefits of effective blogging and how it can increase traffic to your website while boosting your search […]

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25 Jul 2017

Social Media Marketing (2-Day Workshop)

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? From Facebook to Twitter, through to LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and blogs, businesses across the world are utilising social networks to raise brand awareness, manage their reputation […]

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25 Jul 2017

Creating Video Content

Oadby

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.

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26 Jul 2017

Paid Digital 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. That’s why our professional e-Business tutors will help to unravel the complexities of the ever-changing world of paid digital advertising and give you […]

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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 […]

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27 Jul 2017

Google Analytics

Blaby

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

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16 Aug 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 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

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 Sep 2017

Developing a well workplace

Leicester City

This workshop looks at the strategic and practical steps needed to embed workplace well-being into your organisation’s culture.

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19 Sep 2017

Textiles Tuesday: How digital technologies are changing the way fashion is produced

   Textiles Tuesdays a NEW initiative from De Montfort University. These monthly events are a new approach to stimulate innovation and growth in the regional textiles industry. The programme of lunchtime talks and networking opportunities will explore the latest business drivers and technology trends.

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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

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

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

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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