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Finance now flowing from Midlands Engine Investment Fund

3 January 2018

Four businesses have secured funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, with Leicester’s BCME and Dudley’s Direct Digital Controls among the first to receive funding. The £120 million debt finance and small business loan funds are part of more than £250 million total commitment to support the growth of region’s SMEs.

Local Plan Workshop

22 November 2017

The main areas of focus for LE1 members are future of retail/ space requirements and character areas so to this end we would like to invite you to a two hour workshop on Thursday 23rd November 12:30-2:30pm, conference room 2 at Highcross.  (more…)

Budget must include signs of Government plans for post-Brexit Britain

22 November 2017

East Midlands Chamber, which will be staging a live-discussion round-table event as Mr Hammond delivers his budget, is hoping to see hints in his speech that Government is considering what life will be like for UK firms outside the EU and will introduce measures to ensure UK plc’s competitiveness post-Brexit. (more…)

Leicester ranks ninth in key economic UK cities index

8 November 2017

Published today, the Good Growth for Cities 2017 Index, which compares the economic performance of 42 of the UK’s largest cities. Data was taken from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships; the new Combined Authorities and ten core indicators, the latter of which was based on the views of the public with regards to economic success and well-being.

Leicester BID a success for city’s businesses

7 November 2017

It’s been a long time coming but Leicester city centre has finally secured a Business Improvement District (BID).

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