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Direct Coventry-Leicester rail service moves a step closer as part of £2 billion Midlands rail upgrade plans

Plans to reinstate direct rail services between Leicester and Coventry for the first time since 2004 form part of a £2 billion package of improvements...

MEIF Debt Finance provides Advance Tapes with a £600,000 funding package

Specialist manufacturer of adhesive tapes secures business loan to support ambitious growth plans MEIF Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), has provided Advance...

Award-winning team meets Education Secretary at House of Commons

Representatives from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Hospitality and Catering team met Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP at the House of...

Space Park Leicester receives £13.75 million meteoric boost from Government

The University of Leicester is delighted to announce that its new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) has received nearly £14 million...

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Collaborate: Basics of Food Safety Microbiology for Food Manufacturing

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this free workshop will provide information and guidance…

Collaborate: 2-Part Effective Branding Masterclass (creative industries)

A two-part workshop for creative businesses covering the essentials of brand management including a critique of…

Collaborate: How to Make Short Videos for your Business (Creative Industries)

If you want to get noticed these days you need to be using videos to…

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A few facts about employment in our area


higher education students attend the region's three universities


of the population of Leicester is aged 18-24 (against a national average of 8.7%)


people employed in professional, scientific or technical industries


of the population of Leicester is of working age (against a national average of 62.8%)


employee growth in the professional, scientific and technical sectors 2011-2017 - an increase of 17,000 workers