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Prime Minister chairs first council of Local Enterprise Partnership Chairs at Downing Street

The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) yesterday (19 June) to celebrate their achievements to date and to map...

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000...

Leicester City Council set to trial lamppost chargers for electric cars

GREEN drivers in Leicester are being asked to take part in a survey to identify potential trial spots for lamppost chargers for electric cars. Leicester...

LLEP Board Member appointed as chair of new Regional Advisory Board

The Canal and River Trust has appointed Anil Majithia, LLEP Board Member and Chair of Voluntary Action LeicesterShire as the charity's new East Midlands Regional...

Employers invited to influence a better match of skills supply to vacancies

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is carrying out a 2018-2030 Skills Needs Assessment survey to help inform area strategy and activity about local...

New Finance Information Hub launched

The British Business Bank has today launched a new interactive website that offers independent information on finance options for scale-up, high growth and potential high...

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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