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13 Feb 2019

Business Gateway Website Procurement

The Growth Hub was established in 2015 and is moving to a new phase of delivery. To support this a new website will be needed.  A tender opportunity for the design and build of “Business Gateway – Growth Hub Website” has been released. All our opportunities are published via EastMids Tenders portal https://www.eastmidstenders.org/?openForm Suppliers will…

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13 Feb 2019

The iNet – your pathway to growth

With an uncertain future ahead of the UK, it’s good to know that there are some quiet success stories. The iNet, based at Loughborough University, is celebrating 10 years of supporting ambitious and innovative SMEs this year. Previously known as Transport iNet, The iNet has supported over 500 small businesses since 2009 and engaged with…

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13 Feb 2019

Medilink East Midlands will help Leicestershire Life Science Firms ‘Get Smart’

Life science companies in Leicester and Leicestershire can get ‘smart’ with their business operations, thanks to a project delivered by Medilink East Midlands and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Smart Life Sciences Technology Innovation & Commercialisation Enabler (SoLSTICE) is a £1.22million scheme, part-funded by ERDF, to provide support for companies in the…

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Date/Time Event
26 Nov 2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Info2Grow - Exporting - How it can Improve Your Business
Triumph Motor Cycles, Hinckley

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19 Feb 2019

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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20 Feb 2019

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Blaby

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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21 Feb 2019

Ex-Offenders Business Breakfast Event

Leicester City

Organised in partnership between Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Leicester Employment Hub, Leicestershire Cares and The Department for Work and Pensions, this event is aimed to provide information and support to businesses regarding the employment of ex-offenders.

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22 Feb 2019

Investment in Leicestershire

Leicester City

Leicestershire Business Voice (LBV) and East Midlands Chamber invite you to a business networking event on 22 February.

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22 Feb 2019

NWL Chamber Lunch with the Small Business Commissioner

North West Leicestershire

You are invited to lunch with our guest speaker Paul Uppal at La Torre, Coalville on Friday 22nd February 2019.

Lunch starts at 12pm and will run until 2pm.

This is a two course lunch and is £10.00 (plus booking fee) to members and £25.00 (plus booking fee) to non members.

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26 Feb 2019

Collaborate: Developing your networking skills and elevator pitch

Leicester City

Networking can be a valuable yet scary experience. At this free workshop, we’ll help you communicate with confidence, start up a conversation and leave people wanting to know more about you and your business.

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26 Feb 2019

Converting Website Visitors into Sales

Blaby

Improve the visibility of your website through effective use of analytics, statistics and testing. If you’re serious about making an immediate return on investment with your website, then you need to consider optimising your conversion rate.

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27 Feb 2019

Blaby District Means Business

Blaby

Join Blaby District Council for their first network meeting in 2019. This free breakfast event on Wednesday 27th February is for all local businesses to share and hear ideas for boosting the local economy, access available funding opportunities and to join this fantastic networking opportunity with local businesses and partners in a relaxed atmosphere.

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28 Feb 2019

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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04 Mar 2019

Leicester Innovation Week Launch Event!

Hinckley & Bosworth

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

Leicester Innovation Week Launch Event! The Changing Face of Innovation – is your business ready?

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04 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: How can we make the Leicester economy even more creative?

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is ideal for any business interested in being more creative and/or is in the ‘creative economy’

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05 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019 Energy Breakfast Event at LUSEP

Charnwood

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is ideal for businesses who are interested in Low Carbon Sustainable Energy

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05 Mar 2019

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Melton

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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05 Mar 2019

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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05 Mar 2019

Collaborate: BRC Standard for Food Safety – Issue 8 Update

Leicester City

Food and drink manufacturers the BRC Standard has been revised. Ensure your business is able to continue. Book this workshop for free information and advice.

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05 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: Impacting Business by Design

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is ideal for Small Medium Enterprises and innovative entrepreneurs who are looking for funding and collaboration in the design sector.

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05 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: Connect at the Coworking Café – Setting up your Own Business

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is being led by DMU and is ideal for businesses that are:

Sole Trading, Starting- up in Business, Freelancing or who are in Technical Business.

What is the event about?

This is event will give you a good understanding about Setting-up your Own Business.

An informal evening full of motivation and inspiration from local entrepreneurs, academics, students and graduates, who will be all sharing their knowledge and experiences about their journey in setting up their own business. 

The event will include information about the TechNation 2018 report, stating that Leicester is #No1 for increase in digital business and also there will be a particular focus on the technical innovation landscape in and around Leicester.

What will you take away?

A chance to speak to highly successful Business Owners, who can share their knowledge and experience of Setting-up your Own Business including the pitfalls, the highs & lows and the rewards & recognition.

Hearing from speakers within the sector, you will gain insights in to business start-up and growth along with the real-life situations that businesses face today.

Also there will be an opportunity for Panel Discussions, Q&A’s, and Networking with like-minded people.

Refreshments will be provided.  

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05 Mar 2019

Workplace 5-A-Side Football Competition

Leicester City

Enter a team of colleagues to our Workplace 5-A-Side Football Competition

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06 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: The Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges: How local business can benefit

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is ideal for any business interested in seeking funding from Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund or wants to find out more about the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges.

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06 Mar 2019

Planning an Effective Website

Harborough

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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06 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Make more profit – the essentials

Hinckley & Bosworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

This workshop will cover what every tourism and hospitality business needs to know about avoiding failure and making more money

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06 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – Legislation Focus

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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06 Mar 2019

How To Do Your Own Google SEO On A Budget (2019)

Leicester City

4-part introductory SEO course. Learn how to rank on page 1 of Google search

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06 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) Tour

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is being led by DMU and is ideal for businesses that work in engineering, software and control systems.

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06 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Make more profit – the plus

Hinckley & Bosworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Margins don’t have to be so tight, profit doesn’t have to be so elusive – be even more money-making savvy with this fresh learning.

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06 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: Ideas and the Local Industrial Strategy

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is ideal for those who are a local innovative business wanting to influence the development of the Local Industrial Strategy

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06 Mar 2019

She Started It

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is ideal for women looking to start-up their business or innovate.

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07 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: Unlocking the Secret of your Company Data to Grow your Business

Leicester City

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is being led by University of Leicester and is ideal for established and new businesses of any sector.

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07 Mar 2019

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (two-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?

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07 Mar 2019

Degree Apprenticeships Coffee Morning – Employer Information Event

Leicester City

Join us during National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) for information on the Apprenticeship Levy and qualifications from De Montfort University (DMU).

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07 Mar 2019

#InnovationWeek2019: How to Build Innovation in your Business

Charnwood

This event is taking place as part of Leicester Innovation Week 2019 #InnovationWeek2019

This event is ideal for tech, science and engineering business leaders and senior decision makers, who wish to explore what it means to be truly innovative in business.

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12 Mar 2019

Collaborate: The key to running a successful product launch

Oadby

You have a fantastic new product to take to market but how is the best way to let your target customers know about it and at the same time get the best return for your investment? You will learn the best way to launch your product and the process to use at this free session.

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12 Mar 2019

Email Marketing for Success

Wigston

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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12 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Blogging and Vlogging for tourism businesses

Kegworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Learn how to use these important marketing tools to grow a following of customers and turn readers or watchers into buyers.

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12 Mar 2019

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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12 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Instagram for Tourism businesses

Kegworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you missing potential customers because you’re not using Instagram or utilising it properly? Find out how to set up an account and to build a strong brand that sells.

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13 Mar 2019

Digital Marketing for Local Business

Kegworth

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

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14 Mar 2019

Meet The Buyer Construction 2019

Leicester City

Multiple buyers confirmed for huge Leicestershire construction supply chain event.

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14 Mar 2019

Working with Digital Images and Video

Charnwood

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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14 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Principles of Preservation and Shelf Life for food and drink manufacturers

Leicester City

Everything you need to know if you are a food or drink manufacturer that needs to know or refresh your  knowledge about food preservation.

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20 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Food Labelling Legislation and Nutritional Information for Tourism Businesses

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you are a tourism business and produce food or drink products to sell, ensure you are clued up on the legislation around food labelling.

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20 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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21 Mar 2019

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising

Wigston

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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21 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Managing my business – The Essentials (for Tourism businesses)

Loughborough

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop to help tourism businesses understand key management information so you can manage risk and seize opportunities.

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21 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Managing My Business – The Plus (for Tourism businesses)

Loughborough

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Building on what you learnt in the morning session, managing my business – the essentials, we’ll show you how to manage your business and also how to leverage growth.

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26 Mar 2019

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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26 Mar 2019

Collaborate: How to Create a Content Strategy for Tourism Businesses

Hinckley & Bosworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop providing tips and ideas for content creation and what works well on which platforms.

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26 Mar 2019

Collaborate: How to edit and film video content for Tourism Businesses

Hinckley & Bosworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Learn how to use video to showcase your tourism business including how you can tell your story in a cost-effective and engaging way.

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27 Mar 2019

Creating Video Content for the Web

Loughborough

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 Mar 2019

International Marketing and Selling Cross- Border

Loughborough

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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28 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Understanding how your business is performing – The Essentials

Kegworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Avoid being ‘The Blindfold Manager’ by knowing what and how to measure your business. This workshop gives you essential learning for your future success, in a different way.

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28 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Implementing Key Metrics in Your Business – The Performance Plus

Kegworth

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

The blindfolds are off! Now its time to really make those magic metrics work and drive your business onward and upward with this hands-on Performance Plus workshop.

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02 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Internal audits – food manufacturing

Leicester City

A workshop for food and drink manufacturers that will provide help and guidance on how to do audits in the correct way and how they can help you continuously improve.

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03 Apr 2019

GDPR, PECR and Marketing – Breakfast Seminar

Charnwood

Handing and managing data is a challenge for any organisation but with the recent changes in data protection laws including GDPR, and the changes that were made to PECR in 2018 seem to have slipped under a lot of businesses radar. BOOK NOW

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03 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – Preservation Focus

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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04 Apr 2019

Collaborate – Drive your profitability (textile/fashion manufacturers)

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Aimed at textile and fashion manufacturers this morning session aims to help you make the business more sustainable and examines areas you can look at to increase your profit margins.

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09 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Acrylamide Legislation Update and Understanding Food Labelling

Leicester City

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will help you understand the legal requirements of food labelling and provide guidance on the new acrylamide legislation.

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11 Apr 2019

Leicestershire Digital Conference 19

Oadby

This fully-funded Conference will help businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire make the most of the very latest digital technologies.

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11 Apr 2019

Research Showcase Event

Leicester City

Specialist knowledge and innovative research can deliver solutions that support business growth and development.

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17 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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01 May 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – SALSA Focus

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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01 May 2019

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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08 May 2019

Collaborate: New product development for Tourism businesses (involved in food delivery)

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A free workshop, specifically for tourism businesses that produce food and drink products, and that want to grow.

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09 May 2019

GDPR, PECR and Marketing – Breakfast Seminar

Leicester City

Handing and managing data is a challenge for any organisation but with the recent changes in data protection laws including GDPR, and the changes that were made to PECR in 2018 seem to have slipped under a lot of businesses radar. BOOK NOW

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14 May 2019

How to Secure Public Sector Contracts – Leicestershire

Leicester City

Collaborate Business Support for Leicester and Leicestershire

 

 

 

 

This free event focuses on public procurement processes and seeks to boost the confidence of smaller organisations to tender for locally-available work across Leicestershire.

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15 May 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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21 May 2019

Collaborate: BRC Standard for Food Safety – Issue 8 Update

Leicester City

Food and drink manufacturers the BRC Standard has been revised. Ensure your business is able to continue. Book this workshop for free information and advice.

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21 May 2019

Collaborate: BRC Standard for Food Safety – Issue 8 Update

Leicester City

Food and drink manufacturers the BRC Standard has been revised. Ensure your business is able to continue. Book this workshop for free information and advice.

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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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