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Announced: full line-up for Leicester Business Festival 2022

Insights from a football club aiming for Net Zero, digital masterclasses, the business quiz and improving mental health in the workplace all feature on the must see line-up.

The Leicester Business Festival 2022 full programme is now available online. The festival runs from 7-18 November 2022. Bookings are required for the events and people are encouraged to secure their place as soon as possible to ensure they do not miss out.

During the festival fortnight there are 82 high-quality informative and free-to-attend events scheduled. The festival launches with a business breakfast event and guest speakers on Monday 7 November. Once launched the festival days include interactive events, hands-on workshops, tours, quizzes and bite-sized learning sessions.

A snapshot of the events to look out for includes:

Weds 9 Nov

Thurs 10 Nov

Fri 11 Nov

  • Field of Dreams: creating a Net Zero Football Club - led by United Nations Academic Impact SDG 16 Hub De Montfort University this event will provide more insights about Leicester Nirvana Football Club in their ambition to become a Net Zero football club. Time: 12pm-1.30pm at Heritage House, DMU.

Thurs 17 Nov

  • 'The Future of Law' with Former BBC Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman - coordinated by Excello Law this event will look at a number of key opportunities and challenges facing the legal profession. Time: 4-6pm, at St Martin’s House Conference Centre.

  • The business quiz - hosted by Lawson-West Solicitors is a fun general knowledge quiz for businesses including rounds on spot the music clip and team initiatives. Time: 6pm-11pm at Leicester Racecourse.

Fri 18 Nov

  • Make Mental Health your Business - raising further awareness of Lamp’s important work in the community and how we can all do our bit to support those who may be struggling. Time: 10am-11.30am at PPL PRS.

Leicester Giving Day will feature as the festival finale on Friday 18 November. Leicester Giving Day is a simple but impactful initiative launched by Embark CSR for companies and educational establishments in Leicester and Leicestershire to showcase their philanthropic support for charities and local communities. It will also bring the work of charities and community organisations to the attention of the public.

David Nicholls, a director of the LBF Community Interest Company (CiC) said: “Business leaders partnering with the festival and from across a range of sectors met on Thursday 29 September to officially launch the festival line-up for 2022.

“The fantastic festival programme was very much welcomed with such a variety of high quality events on offer. I would encourage businesses to make the most of this opportunity and encourage their staff to book on and attend as many of the events as they can.

“The uniqueness of the festival is that there is something for everyone over the two weeks and it is free to attend. The bite-sized format means that people can take part at a time that suits their working day but also the festival adds value short term and longer term too.”

For the full festival programme, more information and to secure your place visit

LBF 2022 is proud to have the involvement and support from De Montfort University (headline partner), East Midlands Chamber, Brewin Dolphin, Pattersons Commercial Law, Assured Energy, Lawson-West, Midlands Engine Investment Fund, EMBARK CSR, Everards of Leicestershire, Highcross, Mem Saab, Voluntary Action Leicester (VAL), University of Leicester - School of Business, Sandicliffe Transit Centre and Mattioli Woods, The Health Suite, Sir Thomas White Loans Charity, Global Radio, Metro, IoD and the Big Difference.


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