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13 Nov 2019

Leicester in top 10 cities report

Leicester is ranked No. 10 in the Good Growth for Cities 2019 report released on 12 November. The index of 10 indicators, against which the UK’s largest cities are measured, was developed by PWC and the think tank Demos in the aftermath of the financial crisis following a need to look beyond GDP headlines to…

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08 Nov 2019

LLEP wins Leicester Business Festival Award for most pioneering event

         Leicester Business Festival (LBF) ended this afternoon following two busy weeks filled with more than 100 business events. The Leicester Business Festival closing event was held at De Montfort University’s Vijay Patel Building. During the closing event several awards were presented by the LBF team. The LLEP and East Midlands Airport…

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07 Nov 2019


The LLEP worked in partnership with East Midlands Airport to bring this event to the Leicester Business Festival calendar on Monday 4 November. The event was a fascinating insight into the transport revolution that is closer than most people think!  In the next 10 years, the technology for electrically-powered aircraft will be a reality for…

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26 Nov 2019 - 27 Nov 2019

Inspiring Cities National Conference

Leicester City

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This 2-day national conference brings together leading stakeholders with responsibility for designing and delivering urban initiatives, to set out an agenda for inclusive and intelligent cities over the next decade.

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28 Nov 2019

Finance for Beginners



Every business owner wants to achieve financial success, and yet the world of small business finance is often shrouded in mystery – with many business owners feeling totally in the dark!  In this Masterclass, Alice Davidchack will uncover the accountants’ secrets and put you in the driving seat of your business, showing you the steps you need to take to ensure your business thrives financially.

What you will learn:

  • Understanding the mechanics of a business model
  • Ways to improve your profits
  • How to put together a financial strategy for your business (and have a go for yourself)
  • What key financial numbers to keep an eye on
  • How to manage your cash
  • How to make decisions on take-home pay
  • Appreciate some of the challenges as you scale
  • Put in place tools which will assure your success

Book your place here.

Alice Davidchack is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Business Coach.  She runs her practice from North West Leicestershire, working with business owners throughout the UK. Alice’s professional experience included working as a Deloitte consultant, many years in senior finance roles for organisations of all sizes, working for local government in strategic management roles, culminating in setting up and running her own business for the last six years.

This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Business Engine Room and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SME’s based in Leicester and Leicestershire. Maximum 2 delegates per company.


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    02 Dec 2019

    NBV | Starting in Business Programme -Leicester

    Leicester City

    3 day starting in business programme ideal for pre-start or new start businesses

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    12 Dec 2019

    How to Create an Online Marketing Plan That Actually Works and Wins Customers

    Leicester City

    Learn how to put an online marketing plan together with the help of author and website business owner, Karl Craig-West. You’ll leave with lots of ideas and actions to implement in your business.

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