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Less than two weeks until Leicester Business Festival

28 October 2021

The annual Leicester Business Festival (LBF) fortnight gets underway in just under two weeks’ time, on Monday 8 November. This is the seventh LBF which boasts another packed programme containing 90 fantastic events.

Nearly all events are free to attend, but it is vital that tickets are booked in advance. Visit the website to have a look through the programme:

This year, there are a mix of in-person and online events covering a wide range of topics from sports entrepreneurship and sustainability to aerospace and wellbeing.

Examples of some of the outstanding events in the programme include:

Everards’ future of independent businesses on Tuesday 16 November will be exploring how partnerships can help growth. Independent businesses owners will be sharing their stories and giving real life examples of their successful partnerships, aiming to help other businesses with their growth journeys.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund and RSM’s online event on Wednesday 17 November features expert panellists who will be looking at all sorts of financial concerns from managing cashflow and debt and equity finance to exit and succession planning.

Wealth Management company, Brewin Dolphin is managing three events: Charities fund management on Monday 15 November; creating a resilient work culture in collaboration with De Montfort University and Eileen Richards Recruitment taking place on Thursday 11 November, as well as the return of ‘Make Diversity your Business’ on Monday 15 November. This is a project which started in 2018 aiming to help local businesses utilise the talent and energy of local students & graduates.

Scott Charlish, Divisional Director at Brewin Dolphin said “LBF has built a reputation for hosting a wide range of events which offer good quality insight into some of the issues facing modern businesses. I am pleased to see that this year’s programme has continued to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and the future success of our community.”

LBF is headline partnered by De Montfort University. Other partners include East Midlands Chamber and Leicester City Council. Sponsors for 2021 are Bradgate Estates, Brewin Dolphin, Pattersons Commercial Law and the Federation of Small Business. Supporters are: Everards Brewery, Leicester Castle Business School, Highcross Leicester, Leicestershire Business Voice, Midlands Engine Investment Fund, BID Leicester, Ladey Adey Publications, Lionheart Educational Trust, Voluntary Action Leicester, The Consultus International Group, Freeths, Bentley, Lamborghini, Mattioli Woods, Home-Fresh and the Institute of Directors.

For more information visit the LBF website at or call 0116 464 5995.