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British Business Bank publishes Small Business Finance Markets report

The latest British Business Bank research reveals equity and alternative finance growing strongly, but overall demand for finance remains weak among small businesses. Equity and...

LLEP Weekly News – w/e 16 February 2018

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

LLEP vacancy for Growth Hub Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Team. This important role will lead the implementation and future development...

£11.1m ERDF Funding Calls coming soon

The LLEP is looking to release two further Calls in March under their European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014-20 (ERDF).  Organisations are invited to apply...

Leicester Business Festival events now being taken

Bookings are now being taken from firms wanting to run events at this year’s Leicester Business Festival. Over 10,000 people attended last year’s Festival, which...

Labour Market Information 2018 for young people and adults

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) in partnership with the National Careers service, recently launched a new labour market guide for young people called ‘What Work...

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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