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How to host a successful Leicester Business Festival event

Businesses interested in finding out more about running an event in the Leicester Business Festival are invited to attend free workshops next week.

There will be two sessions, on Tuesday 2 July from 10am – 12 noon in Market Harborough and Wednesday 3 July from 3-5pm at Leicester Castle Business School. The workshops, that are being run by festival organisers’, Associate Events, will cover event criteria, the application process and how to get the most out of the Business Festival.

Anyone can register to attend through the link on the home page the Business Festival website:

The 2019 Leicester Business Festival is taking place from 28th October to 8th November. Local firms can stage their own business events during the fortnight. These can be about anything so long as they benefit the businesses and people in the region, by creating a forum where others can listen, learn, share, engage, engage, network, question or debate.

The Festival also aims to drive interest in Leicester and Leicestershire and events that help to positively place Leicester or Leicestershire in a national spotlight are also very welcome.

Businesses need to submit applications to host through the website by Wednesday 4 September.

Alister de Ternant, managing director of Associate Events (pictured above, centre) said, “It is vital that businesses start planning their Business Festival events now. We are looking for quality events that are interesting and exciting to businesses or are nationally significant.

“Leicester Business Festival is becoming renowned for being the region’s economic showcase where, for two weeks of the year there are economic reviews, announcements, co-ordinated businesses collaboration and nationally-focussed events that encourage people from far and wide to come to the Festival and see what Leicester and Leicestershire has to offer.”

Headline partnered by Leicester Castle Business School, the Leicester Business Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. It has continued to grow in presence over the years and topping a marketing circulation of 37 million and involving in excess of 1200 businesses in 2018.

Sponsors and partners this year so far include De Montfort University Leicester Castle Business School, East Midlands Chamber, East Midlands Airport, LLEP Business Gateway, Brewin Dolphin, Pattersons Commercial Law, FSB and Shakespeare Martineau. The Festival is also supported by Everards Brewery, Harborough District Council and Bradgate Estates.

For more information about how to get involved in LBF2019 or to register for one of the ‘How to Run a Successful Business Festival Event’ workshops, visit or contact Sarah Johnson at

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