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Changing Landscape of Corporate Support for Business Growth

Event details:

When: Wednesday 27th September 2023, 1pm - 3pm
Where: De Montfort University, The Innovation Centre 49 Oxford Street Leicester LE1 5XY

The journey to business growth can be challenging for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The path to expansion is often filled with obstacles, ranging from limited resources and financial constraints to market competition and operational complexities. Recognising these hurdles, large corporate companies have taken notice and are stepping forward to offer their support and expertise to SMEs.

De Montfort University and Leicestershire Business Voice (LBV) are coming together to facilitate an event where influential corporate companies will share their perspectives on their commitment to supporting SMEs and actively contributing to their growth.

During the event, SMEs will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the available assistance and the motivations driving these companies to invest in their success. Notably, SMEs will be actively encouraged to participate in the panel discussion and collaborate with the corporate entities.

This event’s timing is paticularly relevant, with publicly funded business support at a point of significant change .Delegates will also gain insights into strategic collaborations, mentorship programmes, funding initiatives and innovative resources that are aiding the growth prospects of small businesses.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


Salma Manzoor, Growth Hub & Partnerships Manager, Business Gateway Growth Hub

Rob Ricketts, Regional Business Development Manager, De Montfort University

Chris Hobson, Director of Policy and External Affairs, East Midlands Chamber

Robin Pointon, Chair and Non-Executive Director, Leicestershire Business Voice

Mark Taft, Local Enterprise Manager, NatWest

Poonam Sharma, Ecosystem Manager, Barclays Eagle Labs

TBC, Access Group

TBC, Microsoft

Event format and running order

Join us from 1pm for an informal panel session. Nibbles, refreshments and networking will be provided from 1.30pm, and the session will start at approximately 1.30pm. The event will conclude with networking and will close at 3pm.

Note: This event has expired.

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