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25 Mar 2019

News story: Cracking growth for Dry Ice Network

        Whether it’s to transport medical supplies, create a spooky scene in a theatre production or clean engineering parts, demand for dry ice is sliding upwards and a Leicester-based business is expanding to take full advantage. Previously called Clean Surface, Dry Ice Network (UK) is a manufacturing business that makes dry ice…

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21 Mar 2019

Success for Leicestershire businesses at FSB Awards

Local businesses have been recognised in the East Midlands regional finals of the ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019’. Over 140 delegates attended the finals event at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Nottingham Gateway on Thursday 14 March. The Awards recognise the very best small businesses from right across the country. Every sector, every…

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19 Mar 2019

Proposals set out for new workspace at Pioneer Park

  Proposals for a development that would provide much-needed commercial workspace at Leicester’s Pioneer Park have been outlined by the city council.   Indicative designs for the scheme show a three-storey building next to the existing managed workspaces at Dock, offering production space on the ground floor and two floors of office space above.  …

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Date/Time Event
04 Mar 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Leicester Innovation Week Launch Event!
MIRA Technology Institute, Lindley
04 Mar 2019
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
#InnovationWeek2019: How can we make the Leicester economy even more creative?
LCB Depot, Leicester Leicestershire

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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

Collaborate: Learn how to sell, sell sell!

Leicester City

If you want to learn how to sell your service or product this half-day workshop will provide a firm foundation of the steps you should cover and ensure you never miss a sale.

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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

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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02 Apr 2019

Investment readiness Event

Outside Leicestershire

Nottingham two-day programme
DATES 2nd and 5th April 2019
LOCATION Nelsons Solicitors offices

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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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02 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Digital Business Skills for Tourism Businesses – Beginner

Leicester City

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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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02 Apr 2019

Collaborate: Digital Business Skills for Tourism Businesses – Intermediate

Leicester City

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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    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: 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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    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: Investor Worthiness – How to boost your chances of raising funds

    Leicester City

    A workshop which focuses on getting your business in the best position possible for investors providing practical ‘how to’ techniques and real-world stories to inspire and educate you.

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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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    10 Apr 2019

    Collaborate: Changes to immigration rules after Brexit

    Leicester City

    This interactive breakfast seminar will equip businesses with essential and up-to-date information on the Government’s forthcoming White Paper on immigration.

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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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    30 Apr 2019

    Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy – Breakfast Seminar

    Kegworth

    Are you ready for the next step in your marketing strategy to achieve a more effective return on investment?

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    01 May 2019

    Investment readiness Event – Milton Keynes

    Outside Leicestershire

    Milton Keynes two-day programme
    DATES 1st and 9th May 2019
    LOCATION EMW Law LLP offices

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    01 May 2019

    Collaborate: PR on a beermat

    Oadby

    Ultimately every business owner is looking to secure more business but how can you let people know what you do when you don’t have that much time or budget?

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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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    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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    10 May 2019

    Making it in Business

    Leicester City

    An excellent networking opportunity for East Midlands firms, accountants and professional services

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    14 May 2019

    How to Secure Public Sector Contracts – Leicestershire

    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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    14 May 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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    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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