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Midlands Engine Investment Fund and British Business Bank

25 September 2018

Join ICAEW members and SMEs at a breakfast designed to get small and medium sized business owners and directors in a room with funders. The funders will be representing the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) set up by the UK Government through the British Business Bank (BBB).


Free Cake Friday at Leicester Innovation Hub

20 September 2018

Free Cake Friday provides an excellent opportunity to network with the Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from University of Leicester, innovators from local companies, start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Talks will take place throughout the day which will discuss how entrepreneurship and innovation can transform the society we live in.

Feel free to pop in at any time between 10am and 4pm.


East Midlands exports rise 10% to £20bn, figures reveal

17 September 2018

Exports from East Midlands were worth more than £20 billion in 2017, up by 10 per cent on the previous year.

And in 2018 the East Midlands has already exported more than £10.7 billion worth of goods, putting the region on track for a record-breaking year of exports.

The East Midlands is already exporting drink around the world, from Colombia to Cameroon.


Regional winners from across the country are announced

17 September 2018

Regional winners in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are being announced at nine regional ceremonies taking place over the next three weeks. The Leicester Marriott Hotel in the East Midlands was the venue for the third regional ceremony, with 17 winners and highly commended employers and apprentices from across a range of industries – including housing, IT, surveying and banking – picking up awards.

Local award winners included Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors from Mountsorrel which won SME employer of the year and its employee, Shivam Radia, scooped up the Rising Star Award. (more…)

Leicester named UK’s third most entrepreneurial city

31 August 2018

Leicester has been named the third most entrepreneurial city in the UK – with almost 10,000 new companies set up last year.