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Less than two weeks until Leicester Business Festival 2022

Events are already beginning to sell out at the eighth annual Leicester Business Festival (LBF) which starts on Monday 7 November. There are over 80 events taking place over the fortnight.

Nearly all events are free to attend, but it is vital that tickets are booked in advance. Visit the website to have a look through the programme:

This year, most of the events will be back in person but online events are also taking place. They will cover a wide range of topics from sports entrepreneurship, marketing, sustainability to wellbeing. A taster of the events include:

  • Using data and AI to help tackle obesity in Leicester (Medilink Midlands and De Montfort University) Thursday 10 November, 10.00am - 11.00am. An online event about how artificial intelligence and machine learning have supported the analysis of local health data to find “hidden trends” in the lifestyles of people across Leicester.

  • Biodiversity Conservation Opportunities at Twycross Zoo, Thursday 10 November, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. This online event will showcase biodiversity conservation-led research & development and training programmes at Twycross and potential new research and STEM focused further and higher education programmes at NSCC.

  • De Monfort University Day - Hidden in Plain Sight: Friday 11 November, 9.30am - 4.30pm. Innovation Centre DMU. An Open Day at DMU just for the business community. Tour the new Barclays Eagle Lab and book onto tours that will be running in each of the four faculties.

  • Frame Your Business (Pattersons Commercial Law): Monday 14 November, 4pm - 6pm at East Street Lanes. Be it employment or financial issues, taking early control of these situations before they take control of you and your business is fundamental. Helping you line up your options, reduce your costs and stress and avoid you falling foul of the line.

  • Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace (The Health Suite): Friday 11 November, 1pm - 5pm. This fantastic opportunity will enable people to have a taste of the therapies The Health Suite offers as well as the chance to join a variety of seminars on how to improve health within the workplace.

Rob Ricketts, Regional Business Development Manager from De Montfort University and headline partner, said: “At De Montfort University we believe you never stop learning and anyone who is in business knows just how true that is. The Leicester Business Festival is a great opportunity for firms to share best practice, a chance for you and your team to make new contacts and see how we can all work together to benefit the city and county.

“We have worked with teams across the university to put on a series of events which showcase the expertise we have here alongside some of our incredible equipment and resources, which we think will really appeal to businesses in Leicester.

“The festival is a truly unique and exciting fortnight full of free business events for everyone to get involved in."

Rik Pancholi, Director of Pattersons Commercial Law, and LBF partner, said: “We are really excited to be part of the extensive festival programme which promises something for everyone, from micro-businesses through to large corporates.

“People who take part in the festival achieve so much from learning opportunities, best practice examples through to helpful introductions and new contacts. The festival is an absolute asset for businesses in our region.”

“I would encourage businesses to get tickets now, as events begin to sell out.”

For more information visit the LBF website at

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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