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20 Feb 2019

LUSEP start-up secures almost £1m investment for digital telecare company

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) start-up Alcuris has secured almost £1m investment for its award-winning digital telecare platform. Memo aims to ensure independence for vulnerable individuals and those living with conditions like dementia, peace of mind for their loved ones and actionable insights for the health and social care sector. Alex Nash developed…

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19 Feb 2019

Six-figure sum to help Leicestershire medtech firm launch new products

Leicestershire-based Uvamed has received a six-figure funding boost to help develop its next range of innovative anaesthesia drug administration products and expand further across the globe. The funding was provided by Enterprise Loans East Midlands (ELEM) through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Founded in May 2014, the business has developed and patented new medical…

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19 Feb 2019

Leicestershire HR software firm secures £250k share of Midlands Engine Investment Fund

A Leicestershire company responsible for developing the first multi-channel online and offline HR software platform has secured £250,000 investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. Through its platform, StaffCircle helps its clients improve communication and feedback between employees in different…

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Date/Time Event
07 Feb 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Digital Marketing for Local Business
Blaby district council, Blaby
07 Feb 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Planning an Effective Website
Leicester Tigers Stadium, Leicester
07 Feb 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Business with award winning Biryani
Chutney Ivy, Leicester

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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

BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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06 Mar 2019

Collaborate: Is your business ready for ‘Making Tax Digital’?

Leicester City

What are the implications of ‘Making Tax Digital’ on your business? Ensure you are ready for the changes to the way tax works and you are compliant.

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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

#InnovationWeek2019 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

Police & Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire Business Summit

Blaby

You are invited to attend a Business Summit on Thursday 28th March 2019, 9.30am – 3.00pm at Leicestershire Police Force Headquarters, Enderby, Leicester LE19 2BX.  As the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, I am looking forward to opening the event.

The aim of the summit is to bring together businesses from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to network and share good practice, raise awareness of current threats which could have an impact on you and your business, and promote the sharing of information.

By attending the event you will receive the knowledge and awareness to help protect your business and the communities you serve, as well as the opportunity to voice your key concerns.

During the day you will have the opportunity to attend two of the following workshops led by subject matter experts from our partner organisations:

  • Retail Crime
  • Street Lifestyles (begging, rough sleeping, street drinking & drug taking)
  • Safeguarding (Child Sexual Exploitation, Missing Persons)
  • Alcohol & Drugs

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day as well as a buffet lunch.

In order to help with the organisation of the venue and refreshments, confirm your attendance to engagement@leics.pcc.pnn.gov.uk by Friday 1st March 2019.

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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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09 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Successfully Managing Your Social Media Marketing – Beginners (tourism)

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Learn how to use social media to attract visitors to your tourism business. This session is for business owners new to social media who wish to learn and understand how it can benefit their business.

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09 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Social Media Skills For Tourism Businesses (including TripAdvisor)

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop for tourism businesses that have some knowledge of social media and now want to take it to the next level to get better results and increased visitor numbers.

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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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07 May 2019

Collaborate: Digital Business Skills for Tourism Businesses – Beginner

Loughborough

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are your digital skills up to scratch or do you need some help? A workshop for tourism and hospitality businesses helping you hone your skills and stop wasting time.

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07 May 2019

Collaborate: Digital Business Skills for Tourism Businesses – Intermediate

Loughborough

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

    You know the basics of digital marketing, now learn new and advanced skills so your target audience will find you and buy from you. Aimed at tourism and hospitality businesses.

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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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    16 May 2019

    Collaborate: Email Marketing for Tourism Businesses

    Hinckley & Bosworth

    Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

      Don’t be put off by GDPR. This workshop will show you how to collect data legally, use email marketing platform, Mailchimp and turn your audience into customers.

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      16 May 2019

      Collaborate: How to Create Visual Content with Ease (tourism/hospitality)

      Hinckley & Bosworth

      Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

          Learn how to use Canva software across your business including the creation of graphics, social posts, blog posts, posters, flyers and more.

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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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