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Posts from subject experts who support business growth in Leicester and Leicestershire.
University of Leicester
William Wells, Deputy Director Research and Enterprise spoke about why the University has again lent its support to the Leicestershire Innovation Festival.
MIRA Technology Park
Tim Nathan, Managing Director of MIRA Technology Park, told Innovative Leicestershire about the firm’s work as an enabler to commercialising innovation, and why it is again partnering with Leicestershire Innovation Festival in 2024.
Martin Coats, Operations & Commercial Development Director, talks about why the firm is sponsoring Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2024.
Made Smarter East Midlands
Leadership plays a pivotal role in the success of digital transformation, and Made Smarter East Midlands recognises this by emphasising the importance of strong and visionary leadership. Find out about free help to leverage leadership strengths.
SMEs are integral to us achieving our global sustainable development goals.
Hedkayse – Innovation puts Leicestershire business in pole position for cycle safety market
Saving Leicester’s Textiles sector
Creating a rejuvenated, sustainable garment sector takes everyone’s help.
Different thinking is valuable to a business
Barry Aldridge shares his neurodivergent story.
Supporting disabled people to start their business
Mark Esho MBE is passionate about supporting disabled people to start their own business.
David Williams on Family Businesses
The UK has over 5m family businesses producing 1/3 of GDP. What are the challenges?
HR Consultant Sarah Loates
Post-Covid, attitudes to work have changed. For the SME manager with HR responsibility there is a lot to think about.
Chris Owen Manufacturing
Chris Owen discusses the issues facing Leicestershire’s Advanced Manufacturing sector – some of these have been created by Brexit and Covid but others are more long-standing and linked to the way these companies are founded and grown over the years. Chris shares some practical advice on how these issues can be addressed to help the businesses ensure their survival and growth.
Towards a Greener Leicestershire Part 2
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 much as 89%.