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BLOG: Previns seeks to preserve Indian heritage through fine foods

When Niraj Bhatt set up his fine Indian foods business in 2011 he had no experience in the food industry. However, he was driven by a passion to preserve the flavours and recipes he had grown up with and to share them with future generations but in a modern, convenient way. Previns, based in Leicester, started by creating five spice kits and today manufactures 70 products – including curry pastes,…

Rebranding Leicester’s Fashion Sector – Saj Khan

The traditional model of manufacturing, with the exception of a few factories, was to use the limited resources they had to produce a garment as cheaply and quickly as possible with little regard to quality and craftsmanship. This very simple approach led to Leicester being labelled as a centre for “fast” fashion. Unfortunately, it also became synonymous with throw-away fashion. The Covid-19 pandemic crisis coupled with the recent negative press…

Learn how to make positive changes in your business

Making positive changes in your business can be difficult if you don’t know how or where to start.  That’s why we offer a series of events to explain all of this to you.  Our partners – like Leicestershire’s universities or the Chamber of Commerce – also offer support on different aspects of making positive changes for growth. Change for Growth involves looking differently at your processes to see if you…

Dates set for Leicestershire Innovation Week 2022

Next year’s Leicestershire Innovation Week will be held between 21 and 25 February 2022.  It is returning to the month of previous years following the change in 2021 when it took place in June. Innovation Week 2022 is part of an overall year of innovation designed to encourage businesses of all sizes to think differently to support their own growth.  One of the main events for Innovation Week 2022 will…