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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...

Marketing Forum with East Midlands Chamber

Are you responsible for the marketing activity in your organisation, or provide clients with marketing services? If so this forum is for you. (more…)

Midlands Space Networking

R&R Space is organising a Midlands-wide space networking event in Leicester to build and strengthen the local space community. (more…)

Collaborate: Introduction to BRC for Food Safety

A free workshop for food and drink manufacturers providing information on the benefits of the BRC standard and how you can continue to achieve the...

Collaborate: How to Secure Public Sector Contracts – Harborough District

This free event focuses on public procurement processes and seeks to boost the confidence of smaller organisations to tender for locally-available work across Leicestershire. (more…)

Copernicus Hackathon

Copernicus Hackathon Food Security and Resilience 19 and 20 September 2019 Join the challenge, Feed the World, Invent the Future! (more…)

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – SALSA Focus

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book (more…)

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A few facts about employment in our area

£59m

brought into the local economy through the reinternment of Richard III

£500m

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

72%

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

40,000

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

2,500

creative businesses are based here - the largest cluster outside London