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LLEP wins Leicester Business Festival Award for most pioneering event

         Leicester Business Festival (LBF) ended this afternoon following two busy weeks filled with more than 100 business events. The Leicester Business...

FLYING TAXIS ARE HOT TOPIC AT FUTURE MOBILITY CONFERENCE

The LLEP worked in partnership with East Midlands Airport to bring this event to the Leicester Business Festival calendar on Monday 4 November. The event...

Business and education worlds come together

Local business leaders and leaders in schools met for the first time at a round table dinner this week (30 October) for the opportunity to...

More than £6m to be invested in improving schools and public buildings

Nearly £5 million is being invested in improving the fabric and facilities at school buildings across Leicester as part of a major programme of works....

A new £35 million EAFRD call is now open for expressions of interest

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) worth £35 million....

Scientists identify a new potential treatment pathway for cardiovascular disease

A collaborative study involving scientists from the University of Leicester and led from the University of Sheffield has shown, for the first time, that a...

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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