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18 Apr 2018

Help for businesses to benefit from city construction boom

With almost 9,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the East Midlands in the next four years, businesses in the city and county are being invited to find out how they can make the most of the major regeneration works taking place across the city.   Leicester City Council is hosting a Meet…

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17 Apr 2018

April ESIF newsletter is out

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has released its latest European Funding newsletter featuring our current Open Calls under European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).  To view all of the latest updates, click here. The post April ESIF newsletter is out appeared first on Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.

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17 Apr 2018

LLEP searches for next Chair to steer economic growth in Leicester and Leicestershire

As you may have heard I am due to step down as Chair of the LLEP in a couple of months. I’ve reached my limit of six years of service on the Board and it’s been an absolute pleasure. It’s been an exciting and rewarding period of time working closely with the private and public…

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20 Apr 2018

Inspirational Women in Business – 11th in the Series

Leicester City

Founded by local business women Glynis Wright and Jenny Cross.

An inspirational event where our guest speakers share their journey throught experience talking about career and personal highs and lows always with a view to inspiring change.

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23 Apr 2018 - 24 Apr 2018

Starting in Business – 3 Day Programme – April/May

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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23 Apr 2018

Starting Your Own Business

North West Leicestershire

NWLDC_StartUp

This Starting in Business event will benefit anyone looking to start a business or anyone with a new business in the early years of trading. A great opportunity to meet the various local organisations that can provide you with free business support.

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23 Apr 2018

Info2Grow Event: 1 Month till GDPR – Is your business ready?

Leicester City

Info2Grow_GDPR

Our next event will provide advice to ensure you are ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes into effect on 25th May 2018.

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24 Apr 2018

Converting Website Visitors into Sales

Leicester City

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

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24 Apr 2018

Textiles & Fashion: Health and Safety Management

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you are a fashion or textile manufacturer looking to improve business practices and make your workplace a safer environment book onto this free workshop.

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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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25 Apr 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 Apr 2018

Blogging for Business

Melton

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

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25 Apr 2018

Getting Digital, Staying Secure

North West Leicestershire

Getting Digital Staying Secure

Digital Business/Cybercrime Event

Safer North West Leicestershire Partnership, in association with Leicestershire Police, are hosting a free Digital Business/Cybercrime event in response to the increase in Business related Cybercrime and we would like to invite you to attend.

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25 Apr 2018

One Month to Go – Are you ready for GDPR?

Leicester City

The countdown is on before General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 – is your business ready?

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26 Apr 2018

Developing Content for the Web

Melton

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.

Discover how to create content that achieves your business objectives, whether that’s brand promotion or explicit sales. With the help of Digital Growth Programme Consultants, you’ll gain knowledge of how different kinds of content – across a broad range of platforms – are best implemented for a specific purpose and the available software to get it done.

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26 Apr 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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26 Apr 2018

Packaging Innovation for Growth in Food and Drink Manufacturing

Leicester City

Hear about product and packing trends and how legislative changes will influence sector businesses, and find out how you can access support for developing new products and services to help meet consumer needs and the environmental and cost challenges.

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26 Apr 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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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

Leicester Disability Confident Event

Leicester City

Employers! Looking to widen your pool of talent?

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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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27 Apr 2018

Innovation Friday

 

Cake, Coffee and Conversation. Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 16:00

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30 Apr 2018

Federation of Small Businesses Cyber and GDPR Event

Charnwood

An opportunity to speak with Leicestershire Police Cyber team and GDPR experts. Event supported by Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

 

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01 May 2018

Protect and Prepare : Secure Your Business

Leicester City

Understand the threats and develop a strategy to protect your business 

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01 May 2018

How to license your products

Leicester City

 

 

 

A free workshop aimed at creative businesses helping you to understand how to license your products led by John Buckby of Spearing Waite LLP

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02 May 2018

National Space Technology Programme Project Showcase Event

Leicester City

This event is an opportunity for project teams funded under NSTP2 to present their activities within the programme. There will also be time to meet with other teams and organisations to discuss project outcomes, as well as meet with representatives from the UK Space Agency and ESA.

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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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02 May 2018

Selling Online – Getting Started

Oadby

Drive your sales forward by learning how to succeed in the online marketplace. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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03 May 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 1)

Leicester City

Nowadays it’s highly likely that you’ll have used some form of social media on a personal level – but what are the benefits of social media for business?

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03 May 2018

National Space Technology Programme Project Showcase Event

Leicester City

This event is an opportunity for project teams funded under NSTP2 to present their activities within the programme. There will also be time to meet with other teams and organisations to discuss project outcomes, as well as meet with representatives from the UK Space Agency and ESA.

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04 May 2018

What’s New In Social 2018 – Breakfast Seminar

Blaby

With many businesses investing more time across social media, it is vital to have an understanding of what changes have happened across the social media channels, how those changes might impact your business and / or your social media strategy and how you might be able to take advantage of those changes.

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04 May 2018

Business Health Check – May

Leicester City

LLEP Business Gateway

LLEP Business Gateway Business Health Check

Running a successful business can be a challenge. With the right support and professional guidance your journey to drive your business forward and unlock challenges can be made easier.  If you are in need of expert advice and insight to help your business flourish, then this business clinic is for you.

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08 May 2018

Problem Solving in Manufacturing

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A practical and interactive session for manufacturers to help you understand how to recognise problems, what is failing and impacting your process flow. Then how to look for solutions.

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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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08 May 2018

Video Marketing, including Live Streaming

Harborough

An insight into how valuable video is to businesses both on their website or across their social media channels. With the continued improvement in technology it has never been easier to produce video content.

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09 May 2018

5s Methodology: a workshop for manufacturers

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

An interactive session for manufacturers and engineering businesses looking at 5s methodology to improve efficiencies and increase your bottom line.

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09 May 2018

Becoming HS2 Ready – exploring the wide ranging opportunities that HS2 will bring to the region

Outside Leicestershire

This event is open to all potential supply chain organisations and will provide information on what is required of beneficiaries of the wide-ranging procurement opportunities that HS2 will bring.

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09 May 2018

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising

Melton

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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09 May 2018

Collaborate: Get your tourism business GDPR ready

Kegworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you have a tourism business ensure you are up to speed with the new regulations coming into force on 25 May. A practical session with tips and tools to get you data ready.

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10 May 2018

Converting Website Visitors into Sales

Hinckley & Bosworth

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

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10 May 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 2)

Leicester City

Nowadays it’s highly likely that you’ll have used some form of social media on a personal level – but what are the benefits of social media for business?

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11 May 2018

Collaborate: Get your tourism business GDPR ready

Harborough

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you have a tourism business ensure you are up to speed with the new regulations coming into force on 25 May. A practical session with tips and tools to get you data ready.

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14 May 2018

Starting in Business – 3 Day Programme – May

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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15 May 2018

Manufacturing Growth Challenges

North West Leicestershire

Back By Popular Demand! Manufacturing Growth Challenges, Tuesday 15th May 2018. Don’t miss the chance to book your place now!

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15 May 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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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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16 May 2018

Standard Operations in Manufacturing

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop aimed at manufacturing and engineering businesses looking at reducing variations which affect every area of a manufacturing process including manpower, method, machinery and materials.

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16 May 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 1)

Blaby

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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16 May 2018

The Rise Of The Chatbot – Breakfast Seminar

Leicester City

Statistics show that consumers are increasingly using personal messaging services to communicate with businesses and that they expect a fast response. Many queries are straightforward and can be answered using automation, allowing human resources to be allocated to more serious issues.

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In this seminar, digital marketing consultant, Paul Ince, outlines the background to changing customer habits, particularly in how they communicate with businesses and how organisations can make better use of their time to serve customers more effectively using chatbot technology.

 

Key Topics Covered:

  • How customers want to communicate with businesses – The changes in the way that consumers (and other businesses) want to communicate with brands
  • Understanding your processes – How working with your own processes will tell you what you can potentially automate
  • Finding the questions your customers are asking – Use information that you already have available to understand what your customers are likely to ask and provide answers automatically
  • Chatbot services – Discover the range of platforms that are already available that allow you create chatbots without any knowledge of programming
  • AI – How to feed new information back into a chatbot to continually improve the service offered to your customers
  • Limitations – What you may think you can do but can’t. What you think you should do but shouldn’t.

 

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To book your place please visit www.leics-digital.co.uk/events

Any questions please speak to your dedicated Events & Engagement Officer:

Leicester – Kam Atker– 0333 320 0333 – ext. 2219

Please note in order to attend this fully funded event your organisation must have registered and have been verified as eligible to receive support through the Digital Growth Programme. The process of registration is quick and easy and you only need to go through this process once. Please visit our website to register on to the programme.

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16 May 2018

Twilight Series – Diversity and Inclusion

Leicester City

This short series of speed workshops will address current issues in the world of diversity and inclusion, focusing on the practical realities of identity and the difference in society and the workplace.

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17 May 2018

Agile Resourcing: a workshop for manufacturing businesses

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop aimed at manufacturing and engineering businesses looking at agile resourcing models and planning which can have a significant impact on improving business productivity

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17 May 2018

Complimentary LBV Members-Only Dinner 2018

Leicester City

As a thank you for becoming a member of Leicestershire Business Voice this year, we would like the opportunity to invite you to our exclusive, FREE LBV MEMBERS ONLY DINNER at Leicestershire County Cricket Club on Thursday 17th May 2018, 7pm – 10.30pm.

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21 May 2018

The Power of Networks and Fresh Thinking – BBfA Shared Learning Day

Outside Leicestershire

Better Business For All

This year’s Shared Learning Day will focus on using the power of BBfA networks to deliver real results for local priorities.

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22 May 2018

Email Marketing for Success

Charnwood

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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23 May 2018

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (Part 2)

Blaby

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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23 May 2018 - 24 May 2018

Make It British Live

Outside Leicestershire

More than 5,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors are expected at Make It British Live in 2018, showing the increasing demand for making in the UK and buying British-made products.

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24 May 2018

Accelerating Productivity Through Digital Innovation – Breakfast Seminar

Charnwood

Learn how to successfully accelerate productivity by integrating products, automation tools and custom solutions into your business. This seminar provides tips and tricks that all business and can use as they transition into a truly digital organisation. BOOK TODAY! icon

During this 90 minute seminar Digital Consultant, Rob Gregory, takes delegates on a journey that puts them at ease and provides actionable tips and ideas to take back to the office and start implementing.

Explained using simple terminology the seminar educates and informs delegates on how to make the right choices that will improve productivity in their business.

Key Topics Covered:

  • What is Digital Innovation – Discover what is meant by the term digital innovation and see how it fits into your business strategy.
  • What is Productivity – Understand what we mean by productivity, how it can be measured and how productivity data can be used to help us choose how to innovate.
  • Innovation options – What are the benefits and risks involved in different innovation options and how do we know which is the best choice for our business.
  • Products – An overview of the products available and how you can map them onto current business processes to test if they are right for your business before you buy.
  • Automation tools – An introduction and demonstration of some automation tools that can be used by non-technical users to create workflows and integrations between products and services.
  • Custom solutions – If you have an idea for innovation that isn’t achievable using existing products or automation tools this is where custom solutions come in. Discover the options and how to be sure you get what you are looking for.
  • Bringing it all together – Discover how to integrate different digital innovations into yur business and how you can use data to calculate ROI.

Seminar Outcome

Delegates will leave the seminar armed with the knowledge required to start increasing productivity in their own business. Understanding what tools are available and how they can be used together attendees will be able to make informed decisions on which innovation options they should implement.

 

Book Your Place

To book your place please visit www.leics-digital.co.uk/events

Any questions please speak to your dedicated Events & Engagement Officer:

Leicestershire – Dimple Chauhan – 0333 320 0333 – ext. 2212

Please note in order to attend this fully funded event your organisation must have registered and have been verified as eligible to receive support through the Digital Growth Programme. The process of registration is quick and easy and you only need to go through this process once. Please visit our website to register on to the programme.

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25 May 2018

Entrepreneurs’ Lunch with Andrew Springhall

Outside Leicestershire

What does it take to be an entrepreneur in 2018 – and is it something you can learn, or are you born with that drive?

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04 Jun 2018 - 05 Jun 2018

Starting in Business – 3 Day Programme – Early June

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 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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18 Jun 2018 - 19 Jun 2018

Starting in Business – 3 Day Programme – Mid-June

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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20 Jun 2018

Employability and Skills Summit 2018

Charnwood

Bridging the gap and developing the skills to underpin the Industrial Strategy across the Midlands Engine.

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20 Jun 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 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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07 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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08 Aug 2018

Industrie 4.0 and data availability

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Practical workshop on industrie 4.0 with particular emphasis to SMEs who are often overlooked when it comes to new technologies implemented into industry.

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14 Aug 2018

Understand your Supply Chain

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop for manufacturing and engineering businesses looking a supply chain management including the flow of goods and services, movement/storage of raw materials and inventory.

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15 Aug 2018

Principles of Six Sigma

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop aimed at engineering and manufacturing businesses which looks at core elements such as focusing on your customer, value stream mapping, process flow and waste reduction.

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22 Aug 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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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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04 Oct 2018

HR Forum: Employment Law Update

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

An overview of some of the latest employment law developments aimed at HR professionals.

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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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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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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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03 Jan 2019 - 04 Jan 2019

Cross Pollinate Test 2

Second Test

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