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Charnwood Campus becomes UK’s first ‘Life Sciences’ Zone

Charnwood Campus (the former Astra Zeneca site) near Loughborough has been designated the UK’s first 'Life Sciences Opportunities Zone' (LSOZ) by Government. The good news...

Midlands Engine strategy

The Midlands Engine Strategy was published the day after the budget announcement on 9 March 2017. The document includes significant investment in skills, connectivity and local...

Thousands visit Midlands UK stand at MIPIM 2017

Nearly 3,000 international delegates visited the Midlands UK Pavilion at global real estate show MIPIM 2017 (Cannes, France, 14-17 March) to learn about opportunities to invest...

£1.1million European funding for ICT is firmly in the clouds

Today (21st March) sees the launch of an opportunity to manage a £1.1million European Regional Develop Fund (ERDF) to help small-medium sized businesses to invest...

Successful business leaders sought for LLEP Board

We are currently recruiting for six businesses advocates who operate in the Leicestershire area and who share a vision and ambition to drive local economic growth,...

Open Call window now open until 3rd April

Organisations seeking funding for their projects should complete an Expression of Interest by April 3rd, to be considered in this window. All projects submitted by this date...

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A few facts about employment in our area

9,470

residents started an Apprenticeship in 2014/2015

14,135

less people claimed out of work benefits in March 2016 compared to March 2013

9.5%

of all employees in Leicester and Leicestershire work in the Logistics and Distribution sector

13%

growth in employment in the Professional and Financial sector between 2009-2014

350

career opportunities within the Health and Care sector