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15 Apr 2019

Innovative new lifting system is game changer for goods handling

        A newly engineered lifting system is raising the bar when it comes to the manual handling of goods thanks to Desford-based business, M J Products. The advanced manufacturing business has used a grant from the Leicestershire Collaborate project to purchase equipment which is proving to be a significant game changer for…

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15 Apr 2019

HMRC extends deadline for £8 million of customs training funding

The deadline for applications for a government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has been extended to 31 May 2019. Today (8 April 2019), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced that the deadline for applications for an £8 million government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has been extended to 31 May 2019….

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15 Apr 2019

East Leicestershire LEADER programme – Funding: Open Call

The East Leicestershire LEADER programme is open to receive applications for grant requests of between £7,500.00 & £75,000.00. The grant amount requested will be a maximum of 40% of the eligible costs. This is a targeted call focussed on: Improving the overall performance and sustainability of an agricultural holding (Priority 1a)  Grant funding can help…

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Date/Time Event
11 Apr 2019
8:30 am - 3:45 pm
Leicestershire Digital Conference 19
Leicester Racecourse, Oadby Leicestershire
11 Apr 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Research Showcase Event
The Venue @DMU, Leicester Leicestershire

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29 Apr 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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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

PR on a beermat

Leicester City

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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02 May 2019

Microsoft for Startups Introduction and Workshop Day (Loughborough)

Charnwood

Partner up with Microsoft to scale your business globally

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09 May 2019

Changing your business to manage indirect tax after Brexit

Leicester City

 

 

 

 

 

Understand and learn how to identify the risks associated with indirect tax after Brexit with the help of experts from RSM UK. A free workshop for small and medium-sized businesses that trade internationally.

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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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09 May 2019

Collaborate: How to display your products

Leicester City

 

Is your website letting you down? This workshop for creative business people will provide advice on the best way to showcase your products and your business.

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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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13 May 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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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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        17 May 2019

        MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK MAY EXPO 2019

        Leicester City

        Join us this May for the Midlands Business Network Leicester Expo.

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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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        21 May 2019

        How to turn your website into a customer-winning marketing machine

         

         

         

         

         

         

        It’s a sad fact that most small business websites never pay for themselves.  BUT that doesn’t have to be the case with your website! A workshop for small/medium-sized businesses that want their sites to deliver real results.

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        22 May 2019

        Manufacturing and Engineering Forum

        Leicester City

        The Manufacturing and Engineering Forum provides a platform to address specific issues relating to the sector, allowing the sharing of best practice, to hear from exemplar organisations and to participate in relevant discussion topics.

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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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        03 Jun 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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        05 Jun 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 Jun 2019

        Collaborate: Factory layout

        Leicester City

        Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will help you understand how good factory layouts can improve hygiene standards and achieve accreditations.

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        17 Jun 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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        17 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2019

        IPO UK – WIPO Conference

        Outside Leicestershire

        AI: decoding IP
        Exploring the Commercial, Economic and Legal Implications

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        18 Jun 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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        18 Jun 2019

        How to tell your business story through social media

        Leicester City

         

         

         

         

         

         

        How do you stand out in a crowded market place? This workshop aims to arm you with lots of storytelling content ideas so your potential customers can connect with you before they buy.

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        19 Jun 2019

        Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – Labelling Focus

        Leicester City

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

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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