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£200m of new activity under the Rural Development Programme socio-economic schemes.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has recently announced £200m of new activity under the Rural Development Programme socio-economic schemes. This includes:...

Midlands Engine: Trade Visit to the China International Industry Fair 2017

The Midlands Engine is leading a group to this year’s China International Industry Fair (CIIF) at which the UK is Country of Honour. The 19th...

LLEP weekly news – w/e August 11th

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) produces a weekly news bulletin of local news, news from other LEPs and from government. Please see  below for the...

August edition of the LLEP Business Gateway newsletter is out!

The latest newsletter from our Growth Hub is out, to read all of the latest business news across Leicester and Leicestershire, click here.

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – Call Information Event

In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency, the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is holding an event for businesses and organisations wishing to apply...

Local school joins forces with hi-tech manufacturer to give pupils a taste of a career in engineering

A county school has teamed up with an aerospace specialist to help promote careers in engineering. The Cedars Academy in Birstall has joined forces with Winbro...

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A few facts about employment in our area


brought into the local economy through the reinternment of Richard III


is what the textiles manufacturing industry is worth to the LLEP economy


of the East Midlands' Logistics and Distribution operations are in Leicestershire


people in our area are employed in the Professional and Financial services sector


creative businesses are based here - the largest cluster outside London