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17 Jan 2019

£300,000 available for rural projects from The Prince’s Countryside Fund

  The Prince’s Countryside Fund is open for grant applications until February 21st 2019. The Fund gives out grants twice a year, and projects in rural areas across the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 in the spring round of funding. Set up in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales, the…

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16 Jan 2019

Millions invested in the region showcased in A LLEP Year in Pictures

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has released a retrospective charting about some of its achievements and investments across the region over the last year. As 2019 gets underway, full of new possibilities and challenges, it’s also a chance to reflect. 2018 was a great year for the LLEP and for Leicester and Leicestershire…

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15 Jan 2019

Customer service drives up Pall-Ex corporate growth to over £14.5M

Leicestershire firm Pall-Ex has accelerated its success over the last 12 months by growing its corporate revenue to over £14.5 million. The market-leading pallet network has attributed the 2018 corporate growth to its focus on customer service, which has enabled the firm to grow existing partnerships, bring in valuable new business and also publish impressive…

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22 Jan 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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22 Jan 2019

‘Are end-users just ‘idiots’? – using human factors to understand why employees don’t engage in Cybersecurity

Leicester City

You are invited to attend a talk by Lee Hadlington, Associate Professor in Cyber Psychology. During the talk Lee will explore the potential reasons why employees fail to adhere to accepted rules when it comes to organisation information security and cybersecurity, as well as present a potential mitigation strategy that could be used to help engage employees more in this.

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24 Jan 2019

CREATE Leicester – Jan 2019

Leicester City

The sixth in our series of FREE quarterly events for digital creators, producers, managers and administrators, will continue to inspire Leicester’s digital design community.

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29 Jan 2019

Video Marketing, including Live Streaming

Melton

An insight into how valuable video is to businesses both on their website or across their social media channels. With the continued improvement in technology it has never been easier to produce video content. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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30 Jan 2019

Collaborate: IP Protection for Manufacturers

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A free workshop to help manufacturers understand intellectual property and how to perform your own audit together with the practical factors that affect the value of your IP.

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30 Jan 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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31 Jan 2019

Developing Effective Content for Web

Leicester City

Create fresh, unique and interesting content for your website that engages and inspires.

Content is King, in all forms, from the visuals you present to the words that represent your business. Everything matters from a marketing point of view.

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05 Feb 2019

Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials

Oadby

Want to protect your business against online cybercrime and attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place? Explained using simple terminology this Cyber Essentials workshop will help you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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06 Feb 2019

‘Ready, steady, sell!’: your ecommerce action plan for selling products online

Leicester City

89% of buyers – your potential customers – begin their buying journey through a search engine* like Google. They click on your website. They are ready to buy…but they can’t place an order. They move on. You’ve missed an opportunity to capture a new customer. Maybe it’s time for your business to start selling online?

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07 Feb 2019

Digital Marketing for Local Business

Harborough

Establish your business locally on the web and engage more people from your local customer base

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07 Feb 2019

Planning an Effective Website

Leicester City

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

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12 Feb 2019

Creating Video Content for the Web

Leicester City

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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12 Feb 2019

Data and Making the Most of your Business Relationships

North West Leicestershire

Want to maximise your relationship with your current customers base? This workshop will explore and evaluate a range of techniques to make the most of your existing customer contacts.

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12 Feb 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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12 Feb 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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14 Feb 2019

Working with Digital Images

Leicester City

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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19 Feb 2019

Collaborate: Effective Branding – 2 parts (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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20 Feb 2019

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Blaby

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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21 Feb 2019

Ex-Offenders Business Breakfast Event

Leicester City

Organised in partnership between Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Leicester Employment Hub, Leicestershire Cares and The Department for Work and Pensions, this event is aimed to provide information and support to businesses regarding the employment of ex-offenders.

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26 Feb 2019

Collaborate: Design Sprint Masterclass – build better products faster

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop on Design Sprints – learn how to save your business money and time using this method when undertaking product development. This is being used by the likes of Google, Facebook, Air BnB to innovate and make faster decisions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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11 Apr 2019

LLEP 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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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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