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Leicester Business Festival unveils brochure

13 October 2020

The Leicester Business Festival (LBF) 2020 digital brochure has now been released. Packed full of festival news and events, it highlights the extensive range of support available to businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire.

Headline partnered by De Montfort University (DMU), the LBF, starting on 2 November, is set to play an important part in helping to re-energise and revive the local business community.

The bumper brochure, which is available on the LBF website, reveals more than 100 different business events over the fortnight, with nearly 40 offering business support in a variety of different ways.

There is help for businesses looking to identify what type of insurance they need; what to expect from an accountancy service; getting access to finance and grants, demystifying business contracts; how to turn ideas into reality and what to look for to avoid website hacks.

Several events aim to support businesses through the pandemic, such as the impact on opportunities for growth; managing change in uncertain times; adapting employee engagement in a pandemic and implications on corporate governance. The Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) will also be sharing a preview of the region’s economic recovery plan.

All events in the Festival are put on by independent companies and Leicestershire’s main business support groups, East Midlands Chamber, the Business Gateway and FSB are all heavily involved, from running events through to supporting at an organisational level.

Scott Knowles chief executive of the East Midlands Chamber said: “The Leicester Business Festival is always a special event that showcases the world-class innovation and creativity existing across Leicestershire, but this year it’s even more important to have such a positive platform that will highlight the services and products available for aiding business development – vital resources for the firms now seeking to get on with their economic recovery.”

Neil McGhee, Chair of the Business Gateway Growth Hub Board, said: “We are delighted to be involved with Leicester Business Festival 2020. Regardless of size all businesses can benefit from the wide range of events, many of which will focus on business recovery and growth during this difficult time. If you’re unsure what the Business Gateway Growth Hub is, we are a service providing free comprehensive business support, advice and access to funding for your business via a team of skilled business advisers.”

Jennifer Thomas, Development Manager at Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, FSB said, “There’s never been a more urgent time to focus on supporting our local business community. Small businesses will be the key to our economic recovery over the coming months and years and for them to do that, they need support. However, the business support landscape across the UK can be complex and difficult for SMEs to understand and access, which is why FSB is so supportive of the Leicester Business Festival.”

Business Festival events are free and are live on the LBF website as well as in the brochure. Tickets must be reserved in advance and can be booked online right up until the day before each event.

Business Gateway has two events at this year’s festival:

5 November: Managing Change in an Uncertain World, with Annie Litchfield from Loates HR

11 November: How to align your Purpose and Strategy with Steve Hobbs, Asking Better Questions

Book via these links or contact Ella Mistry on 07387 141589