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24 Jun 2019

Survey: Business Gateway launches to shape the future of business support

‘Survey: business gateway’ launches today to help shape the future of business support for Leicester and Leicestershire. 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 and…

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21 Jun 2019

Midlands Engine Investment Fund reaches £50million milestone

£250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund hits £50million milestone Government-backed initiative has made over 150 investments in the region’s businesses East Midlands firms benefit, with Leicester-based Groovy UK being one of the latest businesses to receive investment £50million has been injected into the region’s firms with the support of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Revealed…

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18 Jun 2019

Leicester Business Festival propels into fifth year

Applications to run an event in the 2019 Leicester Business Festival (LBF) are now open on the LBF website.  Businesses have until 4 September to submit their proposals. Anyone can apply to run an event at LBF, and events can be about anything as long as they aim to benefit the wider business community. Most do…

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Date/Time Event
02 Apr 2019
All Day
Investment readiness Event
Nelsons Solicitors, Nottingham
02 Apr 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Collaborate: Internal audits - food manufacturing
Leicester Food Park, Leicester
02 Apr 2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Collaborate: Digital Business Skills for Tourism Businesses - Beginner
Leicestershire Promotions, Leicester
02 Apr 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Collaborate: Digital Business Skills for Tourism Businesses - Intermediate
Leicestershire Promotions, Leicester

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26 Jun 2019

Effectively managing conflict in the workplace – A Mock Grievance

Outside Leicestershire

Managing conflict in the workplace

This HR Forum is hosted by the Employment Team at Knights plc, one of the fastest growing legal and professional services firms with eight offices around the country.

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27 Jun 2019

Employee Experience: There’s no substitute

Hinckley & Bosworth

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Learn how to improve the employee experience and retain talent

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27 Jun 2019

Protecting your Intellectual Property

Leicester City

Enterprise Europe Network has organised an interactive workshop to help manufacturing companies understand how to best manage their intellectual property.

This workshop, delivered in partnership with Adamson Jones, will provide delegates with an overview of the types of IP protection to consider as well as knowledge of the IP protection framework. You will learn about IP identification, creation and ownership of intellectual property rights, how IP functions in the supply chain and how IP rights are commonly enforced. You will also have the option of holding one-to-one meetings with the experts in the afternoon.

Key elements of the workshop will include:

  • Perform your own IP audit
  • Decide what IP protection to put in place
  • Understand practical factors affecting the value of your IP
  • Plan for commercial exploitation of IP rights
  • Learn about Enterprise Europe Network’s Innovate 2 Succeed programme

About the Trainer

Nic Ferrar joined the patent profession in 2003, training at a London-based private practice. Since that time Nic has worked for the UK’s largest firm of Patent Attorneys and also gained experience in industry at Rolls-Royce plc, where he both handled a patent prosecution caseload and advised the business on commercial Intellectual Property matters.

Nic Ferrar holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Leeds and qualified as a Patent Attorney in 2007. Maintaining a focus on supporting UK-based manufacturers, Nic opened Adamson Jones’s Leicester office in 2016 and has experience of a wide variety of technical subject matter across all engineering disciplines, including specialist knowledge of rotating machinery, fluid dynamics, machining and moulding processes. Nic also maintains a strong interest in software-related innovations in the fields of design, analysis, control, diagnostics and health monitoring.

Nic is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, a member of that Institute’s Computer Technology Committee and a Member of the European Patents Institute. Nic has delivered seminars on Intellectual Property protection and strategy for the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and has written in-house IP training courses for Rolls-Royce plc.

Book your free place here.

Please note, there is a limit of two delegates per company at this event.

 

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28 Jun 2019

Free Cake Friday June

Leicester City

Free Cake Friday

Future-proof your business

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01 Jul 2019

Grow Your Business Profile in One Morning

Hinckley & Bosworth

FSB Connect

Spend the morning growing and strengthening your business networks both on and offline with LinkedIn learning, Action coach support and speed networking.

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02 Jul 2019

Wellbeing@Work & Business of Sport Network Information Session

Harborough

We are looking to meet local businesses to share opportunities for you to access the following

  • We will outline our Wellbeing@Work support package, which includes a free (eligibility criteria applies) Workplace Health Needs Assessment (WHNA; Public Health England and Healthy Working Futures, 2017) to support businesses to gauge the wellbeing status of their employees as well as showcasing bespoke packages to help employers improve the wellbeing of their team and reap rewards such as increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.
  • Your business will be fully supported to find out the needs of your team, explore potential solutions and begin action planning for the future. Bryany will be able to share with you how this has been the catalyst to some unique strategic and operational workplace improvements, all aiming to improve the wellbeing of the workforce in it’s broadest sense.
  • If you run a business in the sport, fitness, physical activity or leisure sector come along and find out how you can access business support, connect with other businesses and networks which can help you reach your goals.

Find more dates and information and book your place on the LRS website

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02 Jul 2019

Social Recruiting: Attracting talent in an online world

Hinckley & Bosworth

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Learn how to utilise social media to attract quality staff.

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03 Jul 2019

Wellbeing@Work & Business of Sport Network Information Session

Oadby

We are looking to meet local businesses to share opportunities for you to access the following

  • We will outline our Wellbeing@Work support package, which includes a free (eligibility criteria applies) Workplace Health Needs Assessment (WHNA; Public Health England and Healthy Working Futures, 2017) to support businesses to gauge the wellbeing status of their employees as well as showcasing bespoke packages to help employers improve the wellbeing of their team and reap rewards such as increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.
  • Your business will be fully supported to find out the needs of your team, explore potential solutions and begin action planning for the future. Bryany will be able to share with you how this has been the catalyst to some unique strategic and operational workplace improvements, all aiming to improve the wellbeing of the workforce in it’s broadest sense.
  • If you run a business in the sport, fitness, physical activity or leisure sector come along and find out how you can access business support, connect with other businesses and networks which can help you reach your goals.

Find more dates and information and book your place on the LRS website

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03 Jul 2019

Strategic Business-to-Business Marketing


 

 

 

 

 

       

      A marketing strategy is essential for any business looking to find and keep customers. In this workshop we’ll cover the key parts of putting a strategy together and how to move potential customers to paying customers.

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      03 Jul 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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      04 Jul 2019

      High Growth, Leadership and Management Skills

       

       

       

       

           

           

          Do you want to become a better leader and have the skills to improve performance for yourself and that of your teams? Learn how to communicate effectively to achieve more at this free workshop.

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          04 Jul 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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          08 Jul 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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          09 Jul 2019

          Employability and Skills Summit – 2019

          Charnwood

          Skills Summit 2019

          In the coming years regional prosperity will rest on having access to a skilled, productive workforce, however, as identified through feedback from the Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey, it is clear that employers continue to find a shortfall in skilled labour.

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          10 Jul 2019

          Multitasking = The Death of Productivity


           

           

           

          Do you want to be more productive with less effort? This workshop will help you understand why multitasking isn’t helping you or your business and what to do about it.

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          11 Jul 2019

          Wellbeing@Work & Business of Sport Network Information Session

          Melton

          We are looking to meet local businesses to share opportunities for you to access the following

          • We will outline our Wellbeing@Work support package, which includes a free (eligibility criteria applies) Workplace Health Needs Assessment (WHNA; Public Health England and Healthy Working Futures, 2017) to support businesses to gauge the wellbeing status of their employees as well as showcasing bespoke packages to help employers improve the wellbeing of their team and reap rewards such as increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.
          • Your business will be fully supported to find out the needs of your team, explore potential solutions and begin action planning for the future. Bryany will be able to share with you how this has been the catalyst to some unique strategic and operational workplace improvements, all aiming to improve the wellbeing of the workforce in it’s broadest sense.
          • If you run a business in the sport, fitness, physical activity or leisure sector come along and find out how you can access business support, connect with other businesses and networks which can help you reach your goals.

          Find more dates and information and book your place on the LRS website

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          11 Jul 2019

          How to Master Your Brand Strategy (July)

          Leicester City

           

          Brand Strategy Seed Creative

          Half-day brand strategy workshop. Rethink your vision, refresh your approach and connect with customers.

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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: 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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          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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          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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          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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          08 Sep 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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          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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          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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