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Have your say on the Local Industrial Strategy for Leicester & Leicestershire

The LLEP is offering local businesses a chance to have their say on shaping the economic future of the region. By sharing their views to...

Direct Trade Bags secure funding for further expansion

Great news for Direct Trade Bags as Insider Media reports today that they have secured a multimillion-pound funding package from Barclays to further expand. The Leicestershire...

JJ Churchill reduces machining operations by half with Blue Photon

     Aerospace engineering firm JJ Churchill today announced that it has reduced its tooling costs by 5% with a 50% reduction in the number...

£3.8m available under the LLEP’s European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2014-20

Organisations are invited to apply for part of a £1.9m ESF funding pot to run projects supporting people in Leicester and Leicestershire employed by SMEs...

Collaboration involving Leicester to drive business growth

£5m investment from government in Midlands Innovation group of universities to deliver dedicated support to access their rich IP (Intellectual Property) The University of Leicester...

Help for businesses to benefit from city construction boom

With almost 9,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the East Midlands in the next four years, businesses in the city and county...

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May
14

Have your say…….LLEP Local Industrial Strategy Round Table Discussion – Textiles

  Textiles Design, Manufacturing and Technology Sector The LLEP is offering local businesses a chance...
May
15

Have your say…….LLEP Local Industrial Strategy Round Table Discussion – Space Sector

Space Data and Digital Technology Sector The LLEP is offering local businesses a chance to...

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