The Official LBF Programme of Events 2022

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WELCOME TO THE 2022 LEICESTER BUSINESS FESTIVAL Thank you for your interest in the eighth Leicester Business Festival. This high profile festival fortnight in November 2022 will showcase why doing business in our region is something to be incredibly proud of and be a part of.

Leicester was recently named the top performing city to live and work in the East Midlands (according to the Good Growth for Cities Index listing). So our region clearly has a lot of good practice to share - the festival is set to do just that. This year proved really popular with businesses coming together to host over 80 events. Ultimately, this has created an exciting, diverse and unique line-up. The programme is packed with learning opportunities, unique insights and success stories and offers an opportunity for people to form long lasting business relationships across every sector.

During the two weeks, the events are free and led by industry experts on topics such as energy saving, finance planning, improving health and wellbeing, the best tools in sustainability to reach net zero as well as intel on IT, cyber and digital skills.

For the first time ever at the festival there will be a Leicester Giving Day on Friday 18 November. Leicester Giving Day is a simple but impactful initiative launched by Embark CSR for companies and educational establishments in Leicester and Leicestershire to showcase their philanthropic support for charities and local communities. It will also bring the work of charities and community organisations to the attention of the public.

Without the investment, partnership and engagement from businesses, the festival would not be possible. The festival is a Community Interest Company which means it’s not for profit and funding comes from the business community that it serves. The 2022 Leicester Business Festival is grateful and proud of the support from De Montfort University who are the headline partner for the sixth year running. East Midlands Chamber has also invested in the festival and is the longest standing partner. Plus there is trusted and valued support from Brewin Dolphin, Pattersons Commercial Law, Assured Energy, Lawson-West, Midlands Engine Investment Fund, EMBARK CSR, Everards of Leicestershire, Highcross, Mem Saab, Voluntary Action Leicester (VAL), University of Leicester - School of Business, Sandicliffe Transit Centre and Mattioli Woods, The Health Suite, Sir Thomas White Loans Charity, Newton Fallowell, Global Radio, Metro, IoD and the Big Difference. Year after year, the festival has shown that when local businesses join together they collectively create a better future for everyone living and working in Leicester and Leicestershire. We urge everyone to make the most of this golden opportunity by booking onto events and getting involved in the region’s biggest business festival.

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Driving regional growth is important to De Montfort University (DMU) and we know that providing employers with the skills they need will deliver long-term investment in the future. Contact our dedicated business team to see how we can help T: 0116 207 8455 W: dmu.ac.uk/businessservices E:R E TAbusinessservices@dmu.ac.uk I L TO U R I S M & S C I E N C E T EC H N O LO GY H O S P I TA L I T Y

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Normally, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)’s open days are aimed at new students and their parents – but during Leicester Business Festival we’ll be hosting a day just for the business community. Our award-winning city centre campus is home to cutting-edge facilities which can be used by businesses working across a variety of sectors from digital healthcare to pharmaceutical manufacturing, green energy and sustainable textiles. On Friday, November 11 DMU will be welcoming businesses on to campus to find out more, meet some of our industry experts and see what the university has to offer business partners.

You can book onto tours running in each of DMU’s four faculties. Here’s a taste of what to expect: ART, DESIGN AND HUMANITIES

We came up with a ‘DMU Day’ because we realised that people walk past DMU all the time, but they probably do not realise the superb facilities we have here, which business can have access to, We have worked with teams across the university to put on a series of events which showcase the expertise we have here alongside some of our incredible equipment and resources, which we think will really appeal to businesses in Leicester.

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Based in our award-winning Vijay Patel Building, our Art, Design and Humanities is home to create and design expertise. See our Design Unit and hear about their work helping companies to test and develop new products. Try out our new 3D scanning technology, visit the workshops and take a tour of our Design Crafts studios. You’ll also have the chance to see why companies around the world work with DMU on sustainable textiles technology. Its research labs are capable of testing sustainable materials helping companies to navigate the complex regulatory testing requirements of evaluating and launching products. Our School of Fashion and Textiles is home to tomorrow’s talent with a focus on reducing waste and ‘slow fashion’ principles.

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COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND MEDIA DMU’s Cyber Security Institute – rated Gold by the National Cyber Security Centre – helps companies of all sizes be aware of and deal with security threats. Whether it’s using behavioural psychology to determine likely phishing attacks or analysing security vulnerabilities to malware and ransomware attacks, our subject matter experts have wide experience in working with companies of all sizes. On DMU Day, take a tour of our cyber labs and meet the team, and see how easy it can be to gain key information on your company. Our Leicester Media School studios will also be open – so if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at being a TV presenter, here is your chance. We will also include a visit to our green energy centre where you can find out about the latest research into sustainable energy is taking place.

£2million clinical skills suites, which are used to deliver training to nursing, midwifery and medical students and apprentices. These combine simulations with lifelike scenarios to ensure the very best training. BUSINESS AND LAW In Business and Law, meet our academics who work with SMEs to support leadership development, managing change and research the new challenges that post-Covid working has unearthed. Find out about our CPD programmes and discuss training needs, and take a tour of the Leicester Castle Business School, based in historic Leicester Castle’s Great Hall. DMU has been a supporter of the Leicester Business Festival since 2014 and for the past five years, has been proud to be a headline partner of the event, supporting and championing the business community.

HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES Health and Life Sciences is changing the face of healthcare training following a significant investment in a skills suite which is training medical professionals. Our HLS academics are at the forefront of digital healthcare innovation and our expertise in pharmaceutical design and manufacturing technologies is helping new entrants establish businesses as well as Big Pharma to bring new drugs to market. During DMU Day you can visit these facilities, talk to our experts about current projects and visit our new

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HEADLINE PARTNER De Montfort University has played a pivotal role in the city’s business community since it was founded in 1860. The university works alongside companies to provide professional development courses, develop product ideas and identify commercial opportunities. DMU aims to be the business partner of choice for companies looking to develop and grow in Leicestershire. It has been transformed with a £136 million reimagining of the campus that has created a modern, inspiring environment and is a bold statement of confidence in the university and the city. www.dmu.ac.uk

PARTNER East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is the biggest business-representation organisation in the Midlands, with about 4,200 members. It is the go-to place for answers. It represents businesses of all sizes and across all sectors through a diverse range of activities from providing essential support, training and staff development at all levels, apprenticeships, international trade documentation, trade missions, international student placement, digital growth programmes, delivering the Collaborate programme in Leicestershire and D2 Business Starter Programme in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. www.emc-dnl.co.uk

SPONSORS Brewin Dolphin was founded on the belief that the successful management of wealth takes an understanding of money but is rooted in an even deeper understanding of people. Being able to forge strong relationships with people is an essential part of the work that Brewin Dolphin carry out, enabling them to better understand their clients future ambitions. 0116 242 0700 | www.brewin.co.uk |

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Pattersons Commercial Law is a law firm that prides itself in understanding the business needs of its clients and in providing creative solutions to unique challenges. With industry knowledge ranging across technology, retail, e-commerce, accountancy, healthcare and much more, Pattersons Commercial Law can advise small and medium businesses with all aspects of their commercial legal needs including corporate transactions, equity investment and commercial property requirements.

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MEDIA PARTNERS Global

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MONDAY 7 TH NOVEMBER Official Launch Leicester Business Festival Time: 08:30 - 10:00 Venue: Check Online for More Details Join us as we launch the eighth Leicester Business Festival, with talks from key business leaders from around Leicester and Leicestershire.

Tackling Modern Slavery in Business Crimestoppers Trust UK

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Time: 09:30 - 14:00 Venue: City Hall This event will look at what attracts criminals to seek exploitation through businesses, suppliers, customers and clients, how we can identify if this is happening and how to report it.

Get Investment Ready to Start or Grow Your Business First Enterprise - Enterprise Loans

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Time: 13:00 - 14:00 Venue: Online We will mention the various funding options available with a focus on debt finance. We will also discuss the barriers to finance and ways to overcome them.

What is Business Intelligence and how this can benefit your business? Meesh Consulting Limited

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Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Venue: The City Rooms Meesh consulting will share knowledge and expertise with local businesses to show how Business Intelligence can support growth strategies and help quick business decisions.

Digital Transformation: What it Means and How Far Could or Should Your Company Go? De Montfort University Time: 16:00 - 17:00 Venue: Innovation Centre, DMU & Online

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What is digital transformation? Will it help the development of your business? Find out how to create a strategy and access local expertise and funding to support your plan.

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TUESDAY 8 TH NOVEMBER What Keeps Business Owners Awake at Night Nelsons, Eileen Richards Recruitment Ltd & Barclays

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Time: 08:30 - 10:00 Venue: Nelsons Covering a broad range of topics, this event will provide guidance on some of the key issues which trouble business owners. The session will be chaired by Amit Sonapal of Barclays Corporate.

5 Killer Mistakes Sabotaging your Employee Engagement in a Post-Pandemic World Engage & Grow Central Midlands Time: 09:00 - 10:00 Venue: LCB Depot

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In this session we will unearth common mistakes in People agendas, the financial impact of this and strategies to attract and retain talent.

Digital Marketing Part 1: Free Techniques to Grow Your Business (SEO, Social, PR etc.) Anicca Digital Time: 09:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online

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We will explain how to use organic social, SEO, PR, email and other free digital marketing techniques to help you grow your business, without needing an advertising budget.

How & Why to Engage Youth Voice in your Organisation & Community LLEP Youth Advisory Board

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Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: LCB Depot The LLEP Youth Advisory Board are inviting the local business community for a dropin coffee and discussion about the importance and value of engaging authentic youth voice in influential conversations.

Business Fire Safety Workshop Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Services

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Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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The workshop will help business owners and managers to understand their legal responsibilities and duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Technology that Transforms Tourism - How Digital Technology is Improving and Impacting the Visitor Experience Visit Leicester Time: 11:00 - 12:15 Venue: Online

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Find out from industry leaders how digital technology is helping to better engage visitors with attractions, increase bookings and help businesses compete more effectively in crowded marketplaces.

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Bite-Size Lunch - The Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme Explained Better-IT Limited

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Time: 12:00 - 12:30 Venue: Online Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed cyber security framework designed to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Leicester Rising Stars Leicester Startups CIC

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Time: 12:00 - 14:00 Venue: Innovation Centre, DMU An engaging and high-profile pitching event building on the success of Leicester Startups. Six, pre-supported entrepreneurs will pitch to an expert panel, investors and the wider business community.

Workforce Health and Wellbeing – The Importance of Prevention and Having an Awareness of the Wider Determinants of Health Active Together Time: 13:00 - 14:30 Venue: Online

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This session provides an opportunity for employers to hear more about the importance of focussing on prevention when it comes to looking after the health and wellbeing of their staff.

Building Resilience into the UK’s Life Sciences Sector Charnwood Campus Science Innovation and Technology Park

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Time: 13:00 - 16:00 Venue: Charnwood Campus Interested in increasing your business resilience? Join us to hear how our local business leaders are building resilience into their business, from supply chain, inshoring, and finance to leadership and skills.

Digital Marketing: How to Promote your Business and Products in the Digital Society De Montfort University Time: 16:00 - 17:00 Venue: Innovation Centre, DMU & Online

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What is digital marketing? How can it help your business? Find out how to create a strategy and access local expertise.

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WEDNESDAY 9 TH NOVEMBER Sport and Physical Activity Businesses – Navigating the Landscape Active Together

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Time: 09:30 - 11:00 Venue: Online Businesses, clubs and organisations operating in the sport and physical activity sector can access a range of business support and expertise to help sustain, drive and grow their businesses.

Create Better Content – How to Tell your Story, Generate more Leads and Sales through Creating Better Content in your Marketing LikeMind Media Time: 09:30 - 12:30 Venue: LCB Depot

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This half-day workshop will guide you through the process of devising content themes that match your target market’s needs, creating more engaging content and make the whole process super efficient.

Get to Grips with Google Analytics (GA4) and Convert More Visitors into Sales and Leads East Midlands Chamber Time: 09:30 - 16:30 Venue: Leicester Marriott Hotel

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This workshop will show you how to get everything you want from GA4 and understand more about your website visitors, followed by comprehensive tips on generating more conversions from your site.

Using Government Schemes to Fund your Innovation TBAT Innovation Ltd

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Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online Join TBAT’s Commercial Director, Vincent Seddon, to get the latest updates on Grant Funding and Tax Relief opportunities for your innovative projects!

A Rollercoaster World: How your Business can Navigate Today’s Complex Investment Landscape Furnley House Time: 10:30 - 11:15 Venue: Furnley House & Online

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Join speakers from Furnley House, the award-winning financial advice firm, as they set out a range of solutions that could help your business invest and grow for the future.

Why people do what they do Rambutan Ltd

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Time: 11:00 - 12:30 Venue: Online

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Find out more about the behavioural model ‘Why people do what they do’ which really helps business leaders understand themselves and others.

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Connecting Leicester: Guided E-Bike Tour with Santander Cycles Santander Cycles Leicester

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Time: 12:30 - 14:30 Venue: Gresham Works An introduction to Santander Cycles Leicester E-Bike share scheme; how the scheme works, membership and usage details, followed by a tour of the city on two wheels!

Data Skills: How Data, and Freely Available Software, Can be Used to Grow and Improve Business Performance De Montfort University Time: 16:00 - 17:00 Venue: Innovation Centre, DMU & Online

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We will be sharing how the use of data can improve the performance of different functions within a business. Find out about different sources of data and software tools.

Leicester Market Regeneration Hickman & Smith Architects Ltd Hickman & Smith Architects

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Time: 16:00 - 18:00 Venue: LCB Depot In collaboration with Leicester City Council, this event will introduce the plans for Leicester Markets as a case study to demonstrate how investment in the city can be managed through redevelopment.

THURSDAY 10 TH NOVEMBER Leicester and Leicestershire Manufacturing Peer Network East Midlands Chamber

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Time: 08:00 - 10:00 Venue: Online This is a hugely beneficial programme guided by expert facilitators, you will be able create a trusted support network that works for you, helping to build and strengthen your business.

Helping SMEs with Rising Energy Costs Assured Energy

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Time: 08:30 - 10:00 Venue: The Consultus International Group During this networking breakfast event, attendees will hear from Assured Energy consultants on how small to medium business owners and directors can help take control of spiralling energy costs.

Digital Upscaler Workshop - A Guide to Successfully Selling Online East Midlands Chamber

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Time: 09:30 - 16:30 Venue: Leicester Mercure Grand Hotel Making a success of selling online can be a daunting prospect - but fear not! This two-day workshop is a comprehensive guide to getting started.

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Using Data and AI to Help Tackle Obesity in Leicester Medilink Midlands and De Montfort University

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Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online Join us as we share how artificial intelligence and machine learning have supported the analysis of local health data to find “hidden trends” in the lifestyles of people across Leicester.

Business Fire Safety Workshop Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: Online The workshop will help business owners and managers to understand their legal responsibilities and duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Fundamental Wellbeing Essentials SkillBase First Aid

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Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Venue: Desford Hall Fundamental Wellbeing Essentials is a 2-hour mental health and wellbeing course covering; what mental health is and how to challenge stigma, looking after your own wellbeing, and practical ways to help.

Celebrating the Diverse Manufacturing Sector of Leicestershire Leicestershire Business Voice

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Time: 11:00 - 14:00 Venue: Boohoo This event will give an insight into the region’s makeup, everything from Textiles to Hydrogen. Key stakeholders will facilitate discussion of those driving change for the good of the manufacturing eco-system.

Biodiversity Conservation Opportunities at Twycross Zoo National Science and Conservation Center, Twycross Zoo

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Time: 12:30 - 13:30 Venue: Online

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This event will showcase biodiversity conservation-led research & development and training programmes at Twycross and potential new research and STEM focused further and higher education programmes at NSCC.

How to get Yourself a Team of Confident First Aiders! SkillBase First Aid

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Time: 13:00 - 15:00 Venue: Desford Hall

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Join this two-hour workshop where Leicestershire’s number one independent First Aid Training provider, will showcase First Aid in the workplace and why it need not be a ‘Tick Box’ exercise.

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Help to Grow with Leicester Castle Business School Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University

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Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Venue: Online DMU’s Dr Dyneshia Johnson will show the difference the course has made to SMEs, introduce some of the topics covered on the programme such as leading change, innovating and employee engagement.

Digital Skills and Talent: How to get Digital Talent into your Business or Upskill your Colleagues with new Digital Capabilities De Montfort University Time: 16:00 - 17:00 Venue: Innovation Centre, DMU & Online

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The session will explore and demonstrate how businesses can either collaborate or adopt schemes that are on offer across the region and/or nationally.

Future-Proofing Wealth in Personal Relationships Lawson-West Solicitors Limited

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Time: 16:00 - 18:00 Venue: Lawson-West Solicitors, Meridian Business Park Lawson-West family law team will discuss prenuptial and living together agreements, what they are, their benefits and limitations. We will also discuss Lasting Powers of Attorney in both personal and business contexts.

FRIDAY 11 TH NOVEMBER Global Media Breakfast Global Media

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Time: 08:30 - 10:30 Venue: Friars Mill The session will cover elements from what is happening in the local and national marketplaces to how Global can support your business aims and offset challenges.

The Circle Club’s November Networking Event The Circle Club

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Time: 08:30 - 11:00 Venue: Novotel The Circle Clubs’ monthly Members’ Meetings are a place for members to receive business support, increase reach, learn from expert speakers, expand your network and build on any existing connections.

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DMU Day - Hidden in Plain Sight De Montfort University

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Time: 09:30 - 16:30 Venue: Innovation Centre, DMU Tour the new Barclays Eagle Lab and meet the new ecosystem manager to talk about start-ups and support. Please book onto tours that will be running in each of the four faculties.

Product Development Workshop Space Park Leicester

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Time: 09:30 - 12:00 Venue: Space Park Leicester Delivered by experts from the University of Leicester’s STAR Accelerator programme, the free product development workshops are open to start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs interested in developing new and innovative products.

Leadership in Focus Nexus Leaders

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Time: 10:00 - 13:00 Venue: Check Online for More Details Nexus Leaders is a well established peer-group network across the East Midlands, that brings the brightest business leaders and biggest visions together in a safe and supportive environment.

FSB Leicestershire and Rutland Virtual Networking: Raising your profile through Business Awards Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online

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With a chance to chat about pertinent business topics, challenges and ideas with other small business owners, you will have plenty of opportunity to find useful business contacts.

Field of Dreams: Creating a Net Zero Football Club United Nations Academic Impact SDG 16 Hub De Montfort University

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Time: 12:00 - 13:30 Venue: Heritage House, DMU

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Leicester Nirvana FC asked experts at De Montfort University to support their ambition to become the United Kingdom’s first Net Zero football club. Find out more at this exciting event.

Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship: My Story Beta Booster

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Time: 13:00 - 13:45 Venue: Online

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Anuj Ashar, founder of Beta-Booster is a 21 year old entrepreneur who launched three start-ups, all while he studied at the University of Leicester. Get entrepreneurship inspiration from his journey.

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Creating the Perfect 60 second Introductory Pitch NatWest Enterprise

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Time: 14:00 - 16:30 Venue: NatWest Bank, Leicester How to break the 60-second or ‘elevator’ pitch down into its component parts and get a clear understanding how to structure for maximum impact.

Governance and Compliance of Sport Organisations Through Digitalisation Sport ERP Limited

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Time: 15:00 - 15:45 Venue: Advanced Technology Innovation Centre, Loughborough University Having good governance in a sport organisation is a challenge - as is keeping it compliant with best practices! Find out about the IOC good governance practices and what it means for business.

Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace The Health Suite

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Time: 16:00 - 17:00 Venue: The Health Suite This is a fantastic opportunity to come and talk to our practitioners, have a taster or join a seminar on how to improve and optimize your health.

MONDAY 14 TH NOVEMBER Business Growth Through Great CRM Cymer Marketing Solutions Limited

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Time: 10:30 - 12:00 Venue: University of Leicester, School of Business Understand more about the fundamentals of CRM and you will see how powerful it can be to support business growth.

Mind Your Own Business – Do you know who you’re hiring? Due Diligence Checking Ltd

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Time: 12:00 - 13:00 Venue: Online Discover your employee’s past to predict their future. This event will break down: how to conduct background checks, the limitations of your searches and the consequences of delving too deep.

SALES FOR SMEs: Creating Value and Negotiating Price in Uncertain Times Sales Geek East Midlands Ltd

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Time: 13:30 - 16:15 Venue: Leicestershire Scouts HQ An interactive seminar for business owners, directors, sales teams, and operations teams which focuses on the challenges to be faced in the months ahead and how to best prepare for them.

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Frame Your Business Pattersons Commercial Law

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Time: 16:00 - 18:00 Venue: East Street Lanes Be it employment or financial issues, taking early control of these situations before they take control of you and your business, is fundamental.

TUESDAY 15 TH NOVEMBER Digital Marketing Part 2: Paid Techniques to Grow Your Business Now (PPC Ads in Google, Facebook LinkedIn etc) Anicca Digital Time: 09:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online

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We will explain how to use paid search, paid social and other paid digital advertising techniques to help grow your business, and why having an advertising budget can fast track growth.

Marketing for Manufacturers – How to Get Seen and Show the World Your Great Work LikeMind Media Time: 09:30 - 12:30 Venue: DOCK Leicester

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Manufacturers - learn how to get your message out to your target audience more effectively and show the great work you do!

Topical Tax Matters - The Latest Issues in Taxation, Government Announcements and Practical Recommendations for Businesses MHA Macintyre Hudson Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Venue: MHA MacIntyre Hudson

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The session will cover the latest tax changes as announced by Government and also cover topical tax tips and planning to allow companies to best manage their tax position.

The Rebuilding of a Brand Leicestershire County Cricket Club

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Time: 12:00 - 14:00 Venue: The Uptonsteel County Ground

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Learn how Leicestershire County Cricket Club has gone from almost closing its doors to rebuilding its brand and becoming one of the fastest growing sports businesses in the UK.

How to Build a High Performance Team Business Gateway Growth Hub

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Time: 13:30 - 16:30 Venue: Online

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This workshop covers the key foundations of top teams. Practical skills are then provided to start the journey of building an agile high-performance team.

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Hacking Humans - How to Spot & Survive Social Engineering Attacks Network Midlands Ltd

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Time: 14:00 - 16:00 Venue: Innovation Centre, DMU This seminar will explain the different types of social engineering attacks that people may experience, including: email, voice and SMS phishing, software attacks such as ransomware and physical and psychological attacks.

SIPP and SSAS Pensions - Making use of These to Invest in Property in a Tax-efficient Manner Westerby The Pensions Specialist and Lawson-West Solicitors Time: 16:00 - 18:00 Venue: Lawson-West Solicitors, Meridian Business Park

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This seminar is aimed at business owners, accountants, financial advisers and other similar professions, who wish to understand more about using SIPP and SSAS pensions for commercial property purchases.

WEDNESDAY 16 TH NOVEMBER Stimulate Growth by Outmanoeuvring the Competition and Attracting Better Customers Brand Clear, Digital Focus Creatives and Confidential Time: 09:00 - 13:00 Venue: University of Leicester, School of Business

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Our interactive workshop is designed specifically for ambitious SME business owner managers who aim to reach the ’next level’ of growth.

Reconnecting the Sporting Ecosystem Loughborough University & Active Together

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Time: 09:30 - 11:30 Venue: SportPark Join this session to find out how the University’s work is impacting the local sporting sector, and how your business could grow through the business incubator.

Digital Upscaler Networking Opportunity East Midlands Chamber

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Time: 09:30 - 12:30 Venue: Leicester Mercure Grand Hotel This event is targeted at key decision makers of businesses from across the region and will focus on business growth while creating the opportunity to build a new network of contacts.

Growth Festival Digital Ethos

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Time: 10:00 - 14:00 Venue: Digital Ethos Head Office Grow Together. Thrive Together. Succeed Together. The event is all about providing businesses of all sizes with the tools they need to succeed in their marketing journey & advice on how to grow.

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BRINGING BUSINESS TOGETHER | 7 TH - 18 TH NOVEMBER 2022

Digital Skills: Content Creation for Business Cross Productions

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Time: 11:00 - 12:30 Venue: Soft Touch Arts This session relieves digital headaches by demystifying the process of writing blog posts and LinkedIn posts. We’ll cover SEO, research, editing, consistency and planning, audience, and branding skills.

Pool & Property Pattersons Commercial Law

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Time: 16:00 - 18:30 Venue: Rileys Asit Jansari and Kirsty Adams will provide advice and guidance when buying or selling residential tenanted properties whilst offering a relaxed and fun environment to network amongst Leicester business professionals.

THURSDAY 17 TH NOVEMBER Navigating Net Zero: How to Overcome the Challenges Facing Businesses The Consultus International Group

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Time: 08:30 - 10:00 Venue: The Consultus International Group If you are involved in your company’s journey to Net Zero then come along and meet our expert panel from Consultus, the UK’s most trusted energy consultants.

How to use the 7 Most Powerful Leadership Strategies to Build Engaged and Motivated Teams Sarah Higgins Corporate Coaching Ltd Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online

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In this webinar, find out how you and your teams can be more resilient and positive about change, more creative, productive and engaged.

Innovation Masterclass – Helping your Business Grow, Profit and be Sustainable University of Leicester and Harborough Innovation Centre Time: 10:00 - 13:00 Venue: Harborough Innovation Centre

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This event is for businesses looking to grow through innovation and the development of their products and services. This includes start-ups (scale and grow), SMEs and larger organisations.

The Midlands Good Work Charter - What is it? Acas

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Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Online

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Discover more about the ‘Good Work Charter’. After the success of similar initiatives, Acas was invited by key collaborative partners to lead the exploration of a Midlands Charter.

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Working with the Universities Partnership to Attract Talent & Create New Capabilities to Drive Business Growth Universities Partnership Time: 11:00 - 12:00 Venue: The Hub, Loughborough University

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We will give insights on best practice when working with higher education, accessing graduate talent and academics who are leaders in their field, to help you achieve your business objectives.

Zero Emissions, Positive Impact - The Key Actions to Reduce your Organisation’s Carbon Footprint Universities Partnership Time: 13:00 - 14:00 Venue: Online

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This short workshop offers an engaging introduction to how to add social value to your business whilst potentially reducing costs, by taking steps to reduce your operational carbon footprint.

Employing People - Acas Tips for Avoiding Employment Tribunals Acas

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Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Venue: Online Employment rights and good practice are key for successful businesses. Acas are an impartial and independent government-funded organisation who can help you to make the right decisions about your people at every stage.

Start-Talk-Grow - Captain Of Your Own Ship - How to Navigate the Journey of Starting and Running a New Business Captain Of Your Own Ship Time: 14:00 - 16:00 Venue: Gresham Works & Online

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If you are contemplating stepping into the world of the self-employed, or already up and running and now realising all the things you don’t know, this session is perfect for you.

The Authority Agency Marketing Method Authority Agency

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Time: 15:30 - 17:00 Venue: LCB Depot Brand will always be a better marketing strategy than lead generation. Join us for 90 minutes and leave with a rock-solid plan to build a brand around you and your agency.

The Future of Law with Former BBC Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman Excello Law

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Time: 16:00 - 18:00 Venue: St Martin’s House Conference Centre Hosted by former BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman, our ‘Future of Law’ panel event will look at a number of key opportunities and challenges facing the legal profession

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BRINGING BUSINESS TOGETHER | 7 TH - 18 TH NOVEMBER 2022

Visit North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Skills BOOK Superstore to Learn how to Empower you and your Workforce North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College Time: 17:00 - 19:00 Venue: North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

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Come along to speak with training professionals on how we can offer support to meet the development needs in your sector, reduce any skills gaps and provide guidance for those looking to progress.

The Business Quiz Lawson-West Solicitors

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Time: 18:00 - 23:00 Venue: Leicester Racecourse A fun general knowledge quiz for businesses. Rounds include general knowledge, sport and leisure, picture round, spot the music clip, and a team initiative round.

FRIDAY18 TH NOVEMBER Corporate Social Responsibility in the Cost of Living Crisis LOROS

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Time: 09:00 - 10:30 Venue: LOROS Professional Development Centre Join us for a breakfast and brainstorming session on what companies can do to weather the storm while engaging their teams and promoting their brands.

Make Mental Health your Business Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project

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Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: PPL PRS Ltd The event aims to raise further awareness of Lamp’s important work in the community and how we can all do our bit to support those who may be struggling.

Charity LinkedIn Masterclass Cross Productions

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Time: 10:00 - 13:00 Venue: Soft Touch Arts Learn how to optimise your personal and company profiles to stand out, and create content and carry out activity on the platform that performs and converts into new business opportunities.

The Leicester Giving Day Evening Gala The Leicester Giving Day Time: 16:45 - 23:00 Venue: St Martins House Conference Centre The Leicester Giving Day Evening Gala provides an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of Leicester’s first ever Giving Day and the Leicester Business Festival, and will include the announcement of the winners of the Community Impact Programme

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Supporting Leicester Business Festival Lawson-West is a small-to-medium-sized law firm and we have been providing expert legal advice to businesses and the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and beyond for over 40 years. As a recognised Supporter of LBF this year, we wish to demonstrate our commitment to Leicestershire businesses. We provide commercial and personal legal advice to business owners, individuals and their families. We support and protect businesses through company growth, acquisitions and disposals, shareholder agreements, business contracts, dispute resolution, helping you to manage your workforce and look after your commercial property transactions and needs. We can help to unlock the potential in your business and we work alongside you as a trusted adviser. We offer a wide range of legal services to help you through life’s challenges, including family relationships, divorce, separation, residential conveyancing, employment concerns, children issues, resolution for personal disputes, and probate, wills, LPAs and trusts advice. Our dedicated, caring and friendly lawyers are experts in their field.

From our offices in Meridian Business Park in Leicester and Market Harborough, we pride ourselves on our culture of caring about our clients, and each other. Our unique culture is a breath of fresh air to many Leicestershire business owners. Lawson-West is shortlisted in four business awards this year: • Business Masters Awards: ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Professional Services – Legal’ • East Midlands Chamber Awards - Leicestershire: ‘Small Business of the Year’ • National - British Wills & Probate Awards: ‘Outstanding Employee Experience’

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Email: David Heys Managing Director dheys@lawson-west.co.uk Tel: 0116 212 1000

Meet us and join one of our three LBF events:

The Business Quiz - supporting LOROS Thursday 17th Nov - 6pm to 11pm at Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, LE2 4AL - a fun quiz event with Lawson-West Solicitors supporting LOROS. Book your team of 5 or 6 with Justine Hatcher jhatcher@lawson-west.co.uk

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Future-Proofing Wealth in Personal Relationships Thursday 10th Nov - 4pm to 5:30pm at Lawson-West, 4 Dominus Way, LE19 1RP - a joint seminar with Lawson-West Solicitors and Integrity Wealth. Lawson-West family law team: prenuptial and living together agreements, benefits and limitations. Benefits of Lasting Powers of Attorney in personal and business contexts. Integrity Wealth team: ways to safeguard family wealth. The importance of pension nominations, case studies, key considerations and potential pitfalls. Book via the LBF website.

SIPP and SSAS Pensions - making use of these to invest in property in a tax-efficient manner

Tuesday 15th Nov - 4pm to 5:30pm at Lawson-West, 4 Dominus Way, LE19 1RP - a joint seminar with Lawson-West Solicitors and Westerby The Pension Specialist. An insight into SIPP and SSAS pensions and the types of properties which could be purchased or sold by a pension scheme. Aimed at business owners, accountants, financial advisers and other similar professions. Book via the LBF website.

This seminar presentation is intended as a general introduction to SIPP and SSAS pensions with particular focus on commercial property and does not constitute advice.


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Thursday 17th November 2022 Now at: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL with Quiz Master Chris Greenwell

Join the fun at Lawson-West’s LBF Business Quiz in support of LOROS. Fun general knowledge questions, entertaining rounds. Book your teams of 5 or 6 early! Tickets are limited. 6:00pm - business networking NETWORKING DRINKS & BUFFET INCLUDED 7:00pm - quiz starts £45.00+VATpp, teams of 5 or 6 11:00pm - finish book here: jhatcher@lawson-west.co.uk Rounds and winning team prizes are available for sponsorship - your business will be promoted. Donated raffle prizes also welcome. email: jhatcher@lawson-west.co.uk.

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