Launch extravaganza fires up 2017 Leicester Business Festival

The third, annual Leicester Business Festival officially got underway this morning (Monday 23rd October) with an impressive launch, staged at Highcross Leicester. The iconic city shopping centre was closed to the public as around 150 guests packed the lower mall to watch exciting presentations from key business and political leaders including the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby; Principal of Leicester Castle Business School, Professor Dana Brown; Cllr Pam Posnett, Leicestershire County Council; small business owner, Eileen Richards from Eileen Richards Recruitment and Peter Cooper, Director of UK Shopping Centres for Hammerson (owners of Highcross Leicester). The Leicester Business Festival wi

Business Festival events selling out with one week to go

With just one week to go to the Leicester Business Festival 2017, almost twenty per cent of events have already sold out. Partnered by Leicester Castle Business School, the Business Festival, starts next Monday (23rd October) and runs for two weeks until 3rd November. There are a staggering 154 events in the programme – more than ever before in the Festival’s three-year history. Events are all run by businesses for the benefit of other businesses Tickets to the events - which will be going on all across Leicester & Leicestershire, have been available for a few weeks now. But with only one week to go, events are now starting to sell out and many only have a few tickets remaining. There are a

Free marketing and business support events dominate Leicester Business Festival

This year’s Leicester Business Festival - running from 23rd October to 3rd November, will see a record number of free communications, marketing and business support events take place over the fortnight. There are 65 events in the sector being run over the two weeks by organisations from across Leicestershire, to address common issues amongst businesses. Subjects span an exciting mix from sales, marketing, media and advertising; strategy and funding, social media and exporting, to digital, web and SEO, data and cybersecurity, e-commerce and customer services. All the events are part of the Leicester Business Festival, sponsored by Leicester Castle Business School. This is an annual, two-week

Professional Services play major part in Leicester Business Festival

This year’s Leicester Business Festival - running from 23rd October to 3rd November, will see a wealth of free professional services events for businesses taking place over the fortnight. Events span an exciting mix of legal, financial and business services, are all put on by organisations from across Leicestershire to address common issues amongst micro business owners and SMEs in particular. All the events are part of the Leicester Business Festival which sponsored by Leicester Castle Business School. The Business Festival is an annual, two-week ‘festival’ of free business events covering a variety of sectors including Professional Services, Marketing and Business Support, Food & Drink, Sp

Cofresh selling to supermarkets headlines Leicester Business Festival food and drink category

This year’s Leicester Business Festival, taking place between 23rd October and 3rd November will see leading food manufacturer, Cofresh, headline the Food and Drink sector with an exciting opportunity for smaller businesses to learn about how to break into the supermarket supply chain. ‘Selling to Supermarkets’ will take place on Monday 30th October from 5.30pm-7.30pm at the Cofresh headquarters in Leicester. This one-time event staged as part of the Leicester Business Festival, is a unique chance for businesses with aspirations to become suppliers to the main supermarkets, to visit one of Leicester’s leading food manufacturers to learn how it is possible to break into this almost locked mar

Groundbreaking national basketball conference headlines Leicester Business Festival sport and health

The Leicester Business Festival, taking place between 23rd October and 3rd November will this year see the UK’s first, National Basketball Conference and Exhibition champion its Sport and Health sector. ‘#morethanbasketball’ will take place on Thursday 26th October from 9.30am to 3.30pm at Leicester Arena - the brand new, recently-opened home to national basketball champions, Leicester Riders. This pioneering, Conference & Exhibition will look at all aspects of growing the game, the business and the social impact of sports like basketball, within the UK. Businesses, suppliers, manufacturers, clubs, sports governing bodies, charities and anyone with an interest in promoting, marketing and dev

Two weeks to go - Leicester Business Festival attracts international attendees to featured events

Leicester Business Festival 2017, partnered by Leicester Castle Business School, is attracting international attention, with attendees flying in from Russia, China, USA, France, Greece and even Ecuador to attend the region’s largest business event. Attendees are looking at the region for investment, inspiration and as a centre of knowledge sharing, and with the diverse mix of events on offer, tickets are selling rapidly with some events already selling out. DHL is hosting one of the featured events as part of the Festival is being hosted; a guided tour of their East Midlands Airport Hub, one the largest in Europe. For the first time, get a behind the scenes glimpse of one of the busiest pure

Creative industries takes centre stage at Leicester Business Festival

A remarkable 20 creative-led business events will be taking place during this year’s Leicester Business Festival from 23rd October to 3rd November. Creative Industries is one of the leading sectors in the Business Festival which this year, will see over 150 events in total over the fortnight, with everything from conferences, seminars, workshops, trade shows to exhibitions, award ceremonies and recruitment fairs. Sponsored by Leicester Castle Business School, the Leicester Business Festival, is an annual, two-week ‘festival’ of free business events covering a variety of sectors including Creative Industries, Professional Services, Marketing and Business Support, Food & Drink, Sport and Healt

Leicester Business Festival seeks to boost education business links

The Leicester Business Festival running from 23rd October until 3rd November, will see ten exciting education-led events form part of its packed 2017 programme. New to 2017, Education has been an important addition to the Business Festival. Leicestershire has a solid education sector, boasting three world-class universities releasing more than 15,000 graduates into the workforce each year, a strong Further Education (FE) sector, offering a comprehensive mix of apprenticeships, higher level apprenticeships and training and A levels; and an enviable choice of schools and private training providers. A number of successful schemes already operate in Leicestershire to improve the links between ed

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