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Maven launches funding clinics

Regional fund manager, Maven has launched a series of clinics for local businesses to help address funding and support needs across East & South East Midlands. The funding support sessions will help enable companies to identify and apply for the most suitable type of finance to meet their funding needs. Run by Maven’s local investment team in the East & South East Midlands, who has a dedicated fund manager for…

Innovation Week 2021 aims to inspire

This year’s Leicestershire Innovation Week has one goal in mind: to inspire businesses of every size and sector to embrace innovation.  Register Now to join this exciting event at Innovation Showcase – Shaping Our Future – 23 June 2-3pm. Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chairman of Morningside Pharmaceuticals and Chair of the Leicester Innovation Board explains: “Innovation is about thinking differently, developing ideas and identifying new opportunities, which often fulfil a…

SHIRE Community Grants now open for applications

Social Enterprises, Voluntary and Community organisations will be able to access a range of grants for community-based projects and activities that are specifically focused on improving the lives, health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Leicestershire.

BLOG: Towards a Greener Leicestershire #2 Andy Statham CIWS, Coalville

Cast Iron Welding Services (CIWS), based in Coalville, has been operating for 75 years and, in the words of Sales Director, Andy Statham, “using what one might describe as a foundry process, we look less of a hi-tech manufacturer and more like a “dark satanic mill” from the Coleridge poem!”, but what they do is officially verified, in accordance with ISO14040, as achieving a reduction in carbon emissions by as…