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Business Festival celebrates incredibly successful first week

The first half of the Leicester Business Festival fortnight has drawn to a close, following an outstanding week of some 65 incredible business events.

There have been many highlights over the course of the week, but high points have included the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, sharing his strategic vision for the City on 1 November; De Montfort University’s construction framework supplier requirements presentation to a packed room of over 250 people; Buzz Website Design’s event ‘How to Beat the Pants of your Competition in the Search Engines’ completely selling out and East Midlands Airport’s completely unique night-time tour of its airside operation on 30 October.Buzz Website & DesignLet's be Brave about Equality.

A collaboration of partners including Brewin Dolphin, Freeths and Eileen Richards Recruitment staged a highly successful and very topical question time-style event entitled ‘Let’s Be Brave About Equality’.

Panellists, Jo Tallack, general manager of Highcross; Stephen Gould of Everards, Caroline Lake of wealth management firm, Brewin Dolphin and Byron Dixon, CEO of Micro-Fresh debated the challenges and opportunities that businesses face in recruitment, particularly around encouraging more women and BAME staff to apply for roles.

Blaby District Means Business also ran a highly successful business breakfast at Santander's head office, whilst Nicky Morgan MP was the VIP panellist at the FSB's 'Think Self-employed' round table on 2 November.

Alister de Ternant, managing director of Associate Events - the agency behind the Business Festival said, “So far, it’s been absolutely fantastic. The events have been extremely appealing and very diverse in all subjects across the board, and there has also been a great spread of events throughout the city and county.

“The feedback we have received has been amazing with lots of comments on superb quality of events and attendees being relevant to the subject and event host. Similarly, we have received great remarks about the variety in the programme as well as the fact that it is more engaging, accessible and beneficial to businesses.

“All in all, it’s going exceptionally well and we’re looking forward to another busy week of this incredible Business Festival.”

As the Festival launches in to its second week, all remaining tickets for events taking place in week two are available through the Business Festival website or via the LBF App (free to download from Google Play or the Apple Store).

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