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Past events

Funding to Support your Growth

When: 12-2pm on Thursday 28 April 2022
Where: Mem-Saab, Leicester

Is access to funding a barrier to your business growth? Join us lunchtime on Thursday 28 April to find out more about the financial assistance that is available locally and through the high street lenders, to help your business ideas flourish.


Members Dinner at Leicestershire County Cricket Club

When: Thursday 5th May
Where: Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Our guest speaker at the dinner will be the University of Leicester’s President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Nishan Canagarajah. (more…)

Cities Outlook 2022

When: Friday 25th February
Where: Nelsons, 37 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TU

This event has now taken place. If you missed it, you can download a copy of the presentation here and a recording will be available to view shortly.


As we emerge from the pandemic, this event will focus on the future for Leicester, using latest research from Centre for Cities: Cities Outlook 2022. How can we as a city thrive in the future?

Join us from 12-2pm on Friday 25 February 2022 in-person at Nelsons for the latest LBV monthly event.

The Cities Outlook 2022 report looks in-depth at the state of UK high streets to get a sense of the short-term impact of the pandemic on Britain’s town and city centres and the long-term consequences and implications this has for the Government’s levelling up agenda. (more…)

Attract, Train and Retain Graduates

When: 12-1pm on 20 January 2022
Where: Online

A recording of the webinar can be viewed at

You can view a copy of the presentations here.


Greening Our Local Economy

When: 29th October 2021, 12pm-1pm
Where: Online

Note: this event has now taken place.

View a copy of the presentations here

Watch a recording of the webinar here

Useful links:

The Together for Our Planet digital campaign toolkit with a range of communications assets (e.g. social media & newsletter templates, graphics etc)

Business Climate Leaders Hub with UK-tailored resources (included sector-specific guidance for 6 pilot sectors: agriculture, construction, hospitality, retail, manufacture and tech)

SME Climate Commitment where businesses with up to 500 employees can join the UN’s global Race to Zero campaign

Key support for small businesses at national* level currently includes:
Cycle to work scheme
Workplace charging scheme (vouchers covering up to 75% of purchase & installation costs of chargepoints)
Plug-in Charging Grant Scheme (grants towards the cost of low-emission vehicles)
*Businesses may also be able to access support via their local Growth Hubs, who they can get in touch with to find out more

BEIS have recently developed a ‘train the trainer’ package of resources, piloted with Growth Hubs. Contact Sam Lux for access to these resources to help engage businesses on net zero (slide deck, engagement tracker, case study selection, FAQs, net zero glossary etc).


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