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15 Jul 2019

Last chance to have your say with survey: business gateway

The business community has until Friday to submit their feedback on their experience with the growth hub service. The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is gathering feedback from local businesses on the Business Gateway growth hub service. ‘Survey: business gateway‘ will evaluate how successful the programme has been to date, the impact of the service…

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11 Jul 2019

Space Park Leicester receives £13.75 million meteoric boost from Government

The University of Leicester is delighted to announce that its new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) has received nearly £14 million in funding through Round 6 of Research England’s flagship capital investment scheme, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). This funding will leverage a further £50 million of investments in…

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11 Jul 2019

Supporting Leicestershire’s female entrepreneurs to success

According to the findings of a recent independent review, women face too many barriers to setting up a business. The review, headed up by Alison Rose, Deputy CEO of NatWest, was commissioned by the Government earlier this year. It found that women’s average starting capital is 50% less than men’s; they spend 60% more time…

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27 Feb 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Blaby District Means Business
Leicester Marriott Hotel, Enderby Leicestershire

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17 Jul 2019

Collaborate: How to display your products (creative industries)

Leicester City

You may have the best product but how do you show and entice customers to buy? This workshop for creative businesses provides guidance on photography and showcasing what you do to achieve the best results.

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17 Jul 2019

Collaborate: PR on a budget (creative industries)

Leicester City

A free workshop for those in the creative sector looking to learn how to ‘do’ PR, plan and run cost-effective campaigns. We’ll show you how to build it into your week and what success can look like.

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17 Jul 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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18 Jul 2019

Women in Business Lunch with Glynis Wright

Leicester City

The Business Gateway is proud to sponsor this Q&A lunch with Glynis Wright

At this exclusive lunch event, one of the East Midlands’ most successful female entrepreneurs will talk about how female entrepreneurs can return to work to forge a successful career after a career break.

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22 Jul 2019 - 05 Aug 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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24 Jul 2019

Collaborate: Basics of Food Safety Microbiology for Food Manufacturing

Leicester City

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this free workshop will provide information and guidance on food microbiology including allergen testing, target organisms and rapid testing.

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24 Jul 2019

Collaborate: 2-Part Effective Branding Masterclass (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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24 Jul 2019

Collaborate: How to Make Short Videos for your Business (Creative Industries)

Leicester City

If you want to get noticed these days you need to be using videos to engage with customers but how is the best way to do it and what do you need? A workshop for those in the creative sector looking to improve sales.

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25 Jul 2019

How to Master Your Digital Marketing Strategy (July)

Leicester City

Half-day digital marketing strategy workshop. Understand how effective digital marketing can widen your brand’s reach.

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30 Jul 2019

East of England business event on T Levels and industry placements

Blaby

T Levels

This business event has been arranged to ensure that employers and business leaders from the widest spectrum of the East of England business community get the latest update on the benefits of both T Levels and industry placements.

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31 Jul 2019

Collaborate: Setting up and managing an online shop (creative industries)

Leicester City

A series of four workshops providing all the information you need to sell your creative products online and turn visitors into buyers.

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05 Aug 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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07 Aug 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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07 Aug 2019

Collaborate: the Basics of Food Labelling

Leicester City

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will help you understand the legal requirements of food labelling.

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08 Aug 2019

Optimising LinkedIn for you and your Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to develop your skills on the LinkedIn platform this workshop is for you. Understand the importance of your own profile, what content to use and how to find new sales leads.

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13 Aug 2019

Achieve your Business Goals through Strategic Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will provide advice and tools you can use to build your strategic plan including why you need one and how it differs from a business plan.

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16 Aug 2019

Collaborate: How to display your products (creative industries)

Leicester City

You may have the best product but how do you show and entice customers to buy? This workshop for creative businesses provides guidance on photography and showcasing what you do to achieve the best results.

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19 Aug 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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20 Aug 2019

Call with Confidence


If you need help with selling over the telephone this free workshop will give you the tools to do it in the right way and with confidence.

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21 Aug 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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21 Aug 2019

Naked Marketing: the bare essentials to getting your marketing working harder for you

 

If you are struggling to get any results from your marketing efforts, this workshop strips out all the waffle and gets down to the real nitty-gritty. We’ll talk about who you are trying to target, key messaging, channels to use and that all important subject – content.

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23 Aug 2019

Collaborate: How to Make your own Short Videos for your Business (Creative Industries)

Leicester City

If you want to get noticed these days you need to be using videos to engage with customers but how is the best way to do it and what do you need? A workshop for those in the creative sector looking to improve sales.

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29 Aug 2019

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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02 Sep 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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04 Sep 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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05 Sep 2019

Collaborate: Product development: from concept to launch

Leicester City

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will highlight the importance of product development and show the processes required to achieve successful development.

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16 Sep 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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18 Sep 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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24 Sep 2019

Collaborate: How to Secure Public Sector Contracts – Harborough District

Leicester City

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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25 Sep 2019

Collaborate: Introduction to BRC for Food Safety

Leicester City

A free workshop for food and drink manufacturers providing information on the benefits of the BRC standard and how you can continue to achieve the Standard.

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26 Sep 2019

Marketing Forum with East Midlands Chamber

Leicester City

Are you responsible for the marketing activity in your organisation, or provide clients with marketing services? If so this forum is for you.

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