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LBV support for successful Levelling Up funding bids

30 November 2021

In June 2021, Leicester City Council submitted its bid to the Levelling Up Fund to finance three development projects to help drive the city’s economic recovery.

These projects include the redevelopment of the former city council premises at Pilot House on King Street, the creation of new business space around Pioneer Park (next to Space Park) and the regeneration of Leicester Railway Station.


Growing support for forthcoming business festival

14 September 2021

The Festival has always been supported by the local business community and showcases the innovative work that is happening in the region. This support helps the LBF to get the extensive reach and impact that it does.


Iain McKenzie from Mattioli Woods joins LBV board

1 May 2021

Iain joins eight other non-executive directors on the LBV board and will help the organisation to strengthen its offer as an independent and collective voice, representing the local business community through engagements with other key local stakeholders, the public sector and regional bodies.


Building Leicester back better for the future – hosted by ICAEW Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

29 March 2021

The city and communities of Leicester have been, like the rest of the world, badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic aftermath. But there has been a determination to fight back from the onset – across community groups, businesses, local authorities and beyond.


East Midlands Makes Green Growth Freeport Bid

16 February 2021

An East Midlands bid for Freeport status has been submitted to the government today by a consortium led by the two Local Enterprise Partnerships that represent Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, and Leicestershire.


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