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Leicester composite business has right formula for success

What do an Aston Martin DBS, a wind turbine blade and an America’s Cup boat all have in common? They are all made using innovative, lightweight but strong, composite materials. Formulating the right recipe for the job is the main passion of materials engineer, Dr Yves Didier. In May 2018, following 20 years of commercial experience, he set up Reactive Components with the aim of providing product development consultancy services to…

Leicester city SMEs could get free access to Zellar sustainability platform

Leicester city businesses could have another chance of joining the Zellar sustainability platform free for a year this time via the East Midlands Chamber. The Chamber is subsidising the cost of 400 one-year licences to access the Zellar sustainability platform in seven areas of the East Midlands that the Government has chosen for UKCRF support – Bassetlaw, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Leicester city, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Nottingham city.

SHIRE Community Grants open for applications

There’s good news for social enterprises and voluntary or community organisations as the SHIRE grant programme reopens for applications. The SHIRE Community Grant programme enables VCSE (Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise) sector organisations to deliver community-based projects, services, and activities that help improve the lives of vulnerable people in Leicestershire. Eligible organisations will be able to apply for a small grant (max £3,000) or a large grant (max £10,000) for…

Event ideas wanted for annual business festival

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF), one of the largest of its kind in the UK, will take place from 7-18 November 2022. The festival is in its eighth year and will combine online and in-person events. Large or small and open to all sectors – any business can now submit their idea to run an event at the festival.