06 Nov 2018

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Location: Leicester Racecourse
Leicester Racecourse

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

There’s no stopping us now! Celebrating business success across Leicester and Leicestershire.

If you are an ambitious business with plans to grow and optimise opportunities, then #BBGBB is the event for you.  Find out how other businesses have accessed free support and expertise to help them become more successful. The Growth Hub – LLEP Business Gateway is bringing our vibrant and diverse business community together with support providers to celebrate the significant successes delivered in all sectors across the city and county.

In addition, you will hear about plans and funding for future business support and welcome the new LLEP Chair, Kevin Harris. Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton Motorcycles, will provide a keynote speech on successfully developing a business in the county. Stuart started his own business at a young age before turning Norton Motorcycles into a flagship British brand.

There are also three breakout workshops for you to choose from: “Exporting in a world of opportunity”, “Preparing for Brexit – Ensure your business is resilient” and “The latest ERDF Funding Calls: Technical workshop for applicants” which will be of particular interest to support providers/research institutions in the low carbon sector and ICT.

The event will provide extensive opportunities to network with support providers and businesses of all sectors and sizes.

Join us at this exciting event for presentations, workshops, enlightening talks and networking.


To register your place visit: https://lbf2018.ticketleap.com/the-big-business-gateway-business-bonanza-bbgbb/


#BBGBB is brought to you by the Growth Hub – LLEP Business Gateway. We have been contacted by over 4000 local SMEs and worked with over 100 business support partners since 2016, offering free and impartial advice for businesses to develop and grow. The service is free to businesses as it is funded by European Regional Development Fund and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. There has never been a better time to find out how your business can move to the next level; take advantage of the expertise available to support your plans and start your journey by contacting the Growth Hub – LLEP Business Gateway.

We look forward to seeing you on the 6th November! Canapés and refreshments will be provided.

To register your place visit: https://lbf2018.ticketleap.com/the-big-business-gateway-business-bonanza-bbgbb/ 


Time Item Speaker
15.00 Registration and Networking
15.30 Welcome and opening address Kevin Harris – Chair of the LLEP
15.35 Championing our businesses Neil McGhee – LLEP Board member and Business Board Chair
15.40 Keynote speaker Stuart Garner – CEO, Norton Motorcycles
15.55 LLEP Business Gateway Helen Miller – LLEP Growth Hub Manager
16.10 Business Support Success Stories
16.50 Break
16.55 Parallel Workshops
  Exporting in the World of Opportunity Ian Harrison – Head of Exports, Midlands, Department for International Trade
  Preparing for Brexit – Ensure your business is resilient Tom Copson – Director, Grant Thornton
  The latest ERDF Funding Calls: Technical workshop for applicants

Mike Durban – Head of Strategy, LLEP

Mary Louise Harrison – Senior Projects Manager, LLEP

17.55 Closing Remarks Sue Tilley – Economic Strategy Manager, LLEP
18.00 Canapes, refreshments and networking

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