We are extremely thankful to our partners, sponsors and supporters for their continued support, without which Leicester Business Festival would not have seen the success it has, and would not be returning in the coming years.
De Montfort University has played a pivotal role in the city’s business community since it was founded in 1860. The university works alongside companies to provide professional development courses, develop product ideas and identify commercial opportunities. DMU aims to be the business partner of choice for companies looking to develop and grow in Leicestershire. It has been transformed with a £136 million reimagining of the campus that has created a modern, inspiring environment and is a bold statement of confidence in the university and the city.
0116 255 1551 | http://www.dmu.ac.uk
Grow your business with expert advice, support programmes, finance opportunities and free workshops from the Business Gateway Growth Hub.
Whether you have just started your business or been trading for a while, you can access free and impartial information on the business support available across Leicester and Leicestershire, all in one place.
The business support landscape can be confusing as programmes and offers change regularly. We save you time by simplifying the process and helping you access the most appropriate support for your business. Our expert advisers open the doors to industry contacts and the support programmes available.
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The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) was formed in May 2011. Following the government’s review of LEP’s in 2018 it was recommended that all Local Enterprise Partnerships become incorporated. We became LLEP Limited in April 2019.
The LLEP is a strategic body led by a Board made up of local government and business leaders as well as senior education and third sector representatives. The LLEP Board draws upon the expertise of senior leaders from the sectors mentioned and all our Board Members’ time is given on a voluntary and unpaid basis.
The LLEP’s remit is to drive forward regeneration and growth of the local economy, by:
Working with Government to set out key investment priorities for Leicester & Leicestershire
Engaging with business, local authorities, Higher Education, Further Education, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders
Facilitating local partnership working and relations with national Government
Influencing national Government economic policy and spending
Investing LLEP funding and aligning partner resources
Through its investments, influence and activities ensure positive outcomes for the local economy
0116 454 2917 | firstname.lastname@example.org
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is the biggest business-representation organisation in the Midlands, with about 4,200 members. It is the go-to place for answers.
It represents businesses of all sizes and across all sectors through a diverse range of activities from providing essential support, training and staff development at all levels, apprenticeships, international trade documentation, trade missions, international student placement, digital growth programmes, delivering the Collaborate programme in Leicestershire and D2 Business Starter Programme in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, delivering superfast broadband initiatives across all three counties and South Yorkshire, data gathering and analysis, advising businesses about Brexit and providing guidance on opportunities such as Heathrow expansion, HS2 and the fourth industrial revolution, working alongside academia and employers to close the skills gap, campaigning and lobbying, and more – always with the needs of business foremost.
Members also benefit from a range of opportunities to network and showcase their products and services.
Brewin Dolphin was founded on the belief that the successful management of wealth takes an understanding of money but is rooted in an even deeper understanding of people. Being able to forge strong relationships with people is an essential part of the work that Brewin Dolphin carry out, enabling them to better understand their clients future ambitions.
Pattersons Commercial Law is a law firm that prides itself in understanding the business needs of its clients and in providing creative solutions to unique challenges.
With industry knowledge ranging across technology, retail, e-commerce, accountancy, healthcare and much more, Pattersons Commercial Law can advise small and medium businesses with all aspects of their commercial legal needs including corporate transactions, equity investment and commercial property requirements.
“As a local independent family business, we’re delighted to be involved with the Leicester Business Festival. We strive to nurture local talent with our own team and working with independent business owners running their own pubs.
Everards are proud to be from Leicestershire, a reason why we have beers dedicated to local landmarks, people or folklore and we aim to promote the region’s strengths whenever possible. We are currently investing in our new Leicestershire home including new brewery, offices and beer hall and cycle hub and café at Everards Meadows next to Fosse Park.
We look forward to continuing our support for the region through working with other local businesses, supporting business owners and continuing our partnerships with great local attractions such as Leicester Tigers, Leicester Riders and The Curve as well as the Leicester Business Festival.” Stephen Gould, Managing Director
A partnership of private and public sector organisations, collectively championing Leicester and Leicestershire’s inward investment, property and construction message and promoting the vast range of development and investment opportunities, at MIPIM.
Team Leicester comprises experts in property, construction, architecture, surveying, legal and consultancy services from across the region, who want to collaborate and connect.
Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS) exists to meet the needs of 21st Century business. The school offers high calibre students and researchers from around the world the skills they need to succeed in the modern world of business and enterprise, and to meet their aspirations.
Part of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), LCBS goes beyond business as usual, offering a learning environment where students are encouraged to challenge convention, and given the opportunities and tools to think, create and inspire.
0116 255 1551 | https://www.dmu.ac.uk
Bradgate Estates Ltd is a family owned property development company based in the Midlands that specialises in high end student and PRS blocks.The company has built and sold over £90 Million worth of property over the last four years, consisting of Private Rented Sector and Student Blocks in Russell Group university cities Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield.
0116 270 8450 | https://bradgate-estates.com
Launched in 1999, Metro’s core product was designed to brighten up the morning commute for an Urbanite audience and it does that today as well as ever before. Metro’s content is concise, relevant and engaging, presented in a visually appealing, well-designed fashion. It remains a sought-out product for all the latest news, sport, entertainment and daily features which focus on food, travel, fashion, technology, film, music and so much more.
Readers get fully up to date with all they need to know for the day ahead and armed with plenty of conversation starters – Metro makes mornings worth talking about. And its carefully targeted distribution network guarantees that Metro gets into the hands of a targeted and specific, aspirational audience that is incredibly valuable to advertisers.
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Infonote is a Software & App development specialist serving businesses across the UK. Specialising in bespoke software development, cross platform app development, database development, API
development and Web services. Our highly knowledgeable team are here to support businesses
throughout their technology journey, building strategies, defining and scoping projects, creating
specifications, delivering projects and providing ongoing client support services.
"The Leicester Business Festival is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to showcase their talents to the rest of the UK and beyond. It is an opportunity for Leicestershire to throw a spotlight on the vibrant business community that exists and it’s a really good opportunity to be part of a popular and growing series of events that bring businesses of all types together.
The festival is the perfect opportunity for myself and the team at Infonote to network and develop new business relationships, discuss potential collaboration partnerships and promote the benefits of technology & innovation with other businesses. As a member of the business community we believe that it is important to support the festival by taking part, generate interest amongst other businesses and continue to encourage further investment in our local economy." - Peter Whelan, Managing Director, Infonote
0116 326 0296 | https://www.infonote.com
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