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May 2024

Fri 24th May, 2024

Midlands Engine Investment Fund II - Nottingham Roadshow

The £400m Midlands Engine Investment Fund II will offer commercial finance options for SMEs. Join the British Business Bank in Nottingham on the 20th June to find out more.

Thu 16th May, 2024

East Midlands Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey for the second quarter of 2024 has opened

Businesses across the region are invited to participate in the research that will close on 10th June. The survey is a premier tool for informing decision-makers locally and in Westminster on the needs of East Midlands businesses.

Fri 3rd May, 2024

UKREiiF exclusive! Creating Award Winning Spaces in Leicester & Leicestershire

On Tuesday 21st May join the Invest in Leicester delegation to hear more about why the Leicester and Leicestershire property market continues to grow, making it fastest growing economy in the East Midlands.

Wed 1st May, 2024

Is your company taking part in Learning at Work week?

Learn how you can work with De Montfort University to effectively boost your company’s performance through the power of learning.

April 2024

Fri 26th April, 2024

Government launches new free management course for small businesses

This week the Government has launched Help to Grow: Management Essentials, a new, free, bite-sized online course to help small businesses grow.

Wed 10th April, 2024

Find out about tax reliefs and allowances available from HMRC if you run a business, employ people or are self-employed.

If you run your own business it’s important that you know what tax reliefs and other financial allowances are available from HMRC.

March 2024

Thu 28th March, 2024

Midlands Engine Investment Fund II will deliver £400 million of new funding to small and medium-sized businesses across the Midlands

The fund aims to build on the success of the first Midlands Engine Investment Fund and will drive sustainable economic growth by supporting innovation and creating opportunities for new and growing businesses in the Midlands.

Wed 27th March, 2024

Local universities to help lead county-wide net zero project

Not only are energy costs rising, but competition is intensifying and the economy is more uncertain than ever. At the same time, the Government has set ambitious targets around climate change and customers and employees are demanding ethical and..

Tue 26th March, 2024

British Business Bank - Making business finance work for you

Starting a business doesn't come with a manual. The British Business Bank has created a guide focused on the 7 common business challenges and the types of finance that could help you meet these and will help you to make informed choices.

Mon 25th March, 2024

Shepshed Market Place reopens following improvement work

A multi-million-pound facelift for Market Place in Shepshed has been completed. The project led by Charnwood Borough Council has created a more open and pedestrian-friendly space with increased parking in the area for visitors and shoppers. The..

January 2024

Fri 26th January, 2024

Flood-hit residents and businesses urged to apply for Government funding

Flood-hit householders and businesses can now apply for Government cash to help them get back on their feet after Storm Henk.

Fri 26th January, 2024

Calling all small business owners! Wondering how standards can protect your data and cut energy costs?

FSB have partnered with BSI (British Standards Institution) for an exclusive webinar on the transformative impact of standards on business resilience and success! Don't miss the chance to fortify your business for a resilient and trustworthy..

Tue 23rd January, 2024

Business lunch briefing will update progress on £40m Loughborough Town Deal

Businesses are being invited to learn more about progress being made on Loughborough Town Deal while networking with local leaders during a free event being held on Friday 1st March. Businesses will need to register by Friday 9th February.

Thu 18th January, 2024

Was your property affected by flooding?

The Government has agreed to release funding to help flood-hit residents & businesses, to help unlock funding, it’s important to register your details by completing a simple form with Leicester County Council. Further details included in the..

Thu 11th January, 2024

Invitation to the Leicestershire Tourism & Hospitality Business Forum is taking place on the 6th February 2024

An exciting new format with short, focused sessions created specifically to help you to think about where your business is going, where the customers of the future may come from and more importantly what they will want from you.

Tue 9th January, 2024

Are you looking for work or thinking of moving into a new career?

Get Work Ready in 2024, the Digital Leicestershire team are collaborating with BT Group to offer Leicestershire residents free employment webinars in January and February 2024.

December 2023

Wed 20th December, 2023

6th Annual Leicestershire Innovation Festival taking place in 2024

The sixth annual Leicestershire Innovation Festival will take place at venues across the city and county from 5th to 16th February 2024.

Thu 14th December, 2023

Apply now for grant-funded skills bootcamps in digital marketing, for learners & employers based in Leicestershire

Anicca Digital is proud to launch a new 12-day Skills Bootcamp, leading to a Level 5 qualification from the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) for learners and employers in the Leicestershire area. Courses are FREE if you are unemployed or..

Thu 14th December, 2023

Is your start up idea/business ready to succeed in the upcoming year?

Natwest Local Enterprise Manager, Mark Taft will be hosting and facilitating a series of events, whether you are still at idea ‘validation’ stage and looking to launch soon; just started with some early traction; or are ready to scale - then this..

Thu 7th December, 2023

Business event offers advice to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Leicestershire

A sold-out entrepreneurial event took place in Charnwood last month as part of the Leicester Business Festival. The Inspiring Entrepreneurs event organised by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Loughborough University offered an insight..

November 2023

Wed 8th November, 2023

Barclays Eagle Labs and AccelerateHER are committed to bringing more women into entrepreneurship and levelling the playing field

Are you a female founder looking to learn from experts? Would you benefit from one-to-one mentoring or to become part of a network of like-minded women? The Female Founder Accelerator programme may be able to support you! Applications now open and..

October 2023

Tue 31st October, 2023

Zellar’s cost saving, net zero mission across Leicestershire

Leicestershire LEP is one of many regional partners that's joined forces with Zellar to kickstart sustainability action amongst its local business community, by sponsoring free one year access for 100 local businesses to take climate action..

Fri 27th October, 2023

Insightful business event to take place in Loughborough

Entrepreneurs are being offered the opportunity to learn, share and network with businesses, startups and enterprises at an event held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 15th November 2023!

Mon 23rd October, 2023

£4.6m investment will bring 222 jobs to world-class lab space

More than 200 jobs will be created through a £4.6m investment in revamping laboratory space at Charnwood Campus.

Wed 11th October, 2023

Exciting Leicester Business Festival 2023 News!

We're thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with Loughborough University for a fantastic event at this year's Leicester Business Festival! Join us on Wednesday 15th November 2023, for an event that's all about "Inspiring..

September 2023

Tue 5th September, 2023

Local businesses can thrive in digital world thanks to Town Deal-backed programme

A free training programme is being launched to help businesses in Loughborough town centre make the most of the digital world. Love Loughborough is launching the Digital Training Hub which will include online workshops, in-person courses and..

Tue 5th September, 2023

Charnwood Campus, Science Innovation and Technology Park has laboratory and office space available

Charnwood Campus, Science Innovation and Technology Park has high spec laboratory and office space available for immediate occupation.

July 2023

Wed 12th July, 2023

Shepshed Town Centre Users Survey

Charnwood Borough Council have commissioned People and Places Insight Limited to undertake a Benchmarking Review in Shepshed town centre. The company will be gathering a range of helpful information to enable the Council to have a better..

June 2023

Mon 19th June, 2023

Opportunity for local traders, applications close 30th June 2023.

D&J Catering are looking for local food & non-food traders for BBC Radio 2 In The Park 16th - 17th September 2023.

February 2021

Fri 26th February, 2021

Support for Food and Drink producers

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing food and drink producers to diversify, develop new products or services and target new markets - which means having to learn new processes or skills. Together with delivery partners - The Food and Drink Forum -..

Wed 17th February, 2021

Digital health checks help businesses do more with technology

Adopting digital solutions can mean better customer experiences, improved productivity, enhanced security and more, but knowing where to start can be a stumbling block for many business owners.

Wed 17th February, 2021

Support for Fashion & Textile businesses

Like many other sectors, the fashion and textile manufacturing industry is experiencing challenging times. The Business Gateway Growth Hub now offers a comprehensive package of support and webinars to help businesses survive, recover and grow, all..

Thu 11th February, 2021

Working together to deliver a successful Census 2021

The Office for National Statistics – which runs Census 2021 – is working with Charnwood Borough Council to deliver a successful census and help local services to fully meet future needs.

January 2021

Thu 28th January, 2021

'NHS Charities Together' Funding for LLR

NHS Charities Together will be awarding the three local NHS charities; Leicester Hospitals Charity, Raising Health (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust) and East Midlands Ambulance Service a total of £365,000.

Wed 27th January, 2021

Hiring! Business 2 Business Ltd, Kickstart-UK will support as an approved government gateway

If you’re thinking of hiring, maybe it is worth considering the Kickstart Scheme, announced as part of the Chancellor’s £2bn Kickstart Scheme creating six-month job placements for young people and supporting them into employment.

Fri 15th January, 2021

Leicestershire company creates jobs after securing Innovate UK funding for new software

Leicestershire company We Love Surveys has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop cutting-edge drugs audit software for the healthcare industry.

Fri 15th January, 2021

Summary of Covid-19 business grants and support

The Government has introduced a range of Covid-19 grants which businesses in Charnwood may be eligible for.

Fri 15th January, 2021

It's Local Business Directory

Are you a business trying to find cost effective ways to amplify your online presence and improve your local visibility?

Thu 7th January, 2021

How to submit a successful GRANT application workshop - 28th January 2021

Writing a grant application can be a lengthy process, it’s time-consuming, demands a lot of effort and creativity and for someone who may not have the relevant experience, it can be daunting. Furthermore, any shortcomings in the production of the..

December 2020

Wed 9th December, 2020

Employer Breakfast Event - Mental Health & Wellbeing

Employer Breakfast Event - Mental Health & Wellbeing Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace. 17th December, 8:30 - 10:30 | Virtual Event

November 2020

Mon 23rd November, 2020

Applications for Covid-19 business grants are now open

Please continue to keep an eye on and sign up to our email alerts to make sure you are kept informed of any further grant scheme news.

Fri 20th November, 2020

Shop Safe, Shop Local this Christmas

This Christmas look for your local businesses online or in the high street

Tue 10th November, 2020

New free online learning platform to boost workplace skills

Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

Tue 3rd November, 2020

Digital Growth Programme

New webinar programme for start-ups

October 2020

Tue 27th October, 2020

Exciting £32 million bid to transform Loughborough

An ambitious £32 million bid to transform Loughborough has been submitted to Government.

Tue 27th October, 2020

Getting ahead with the Job Support Scheme via webinar by Business Gateway Growth Hub

In September Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced targeted government support to protect jobs and minimise unemployment as the Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme ceases at the end of October.

Tue 27th October, 2020

Kickstart scheme off to a flying start in Charnwood

Nearly 150 potential job placements have been identified from around 50 local employers just three weeks after the launch of the government’s Kickstart scheme in Charnwood. Loughborough College was praised by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi..

September 2020

Wed 30th September, 2020


Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has praised Loughborough College’s commitment to supporting at least 100 people into jobs throughout Charnwood as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.

Wed 30th September, 2020

Kickstart scheme

The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme launched in September and is now open to any employer.

April 2020

Wed 1st April, 2020

Coronavirus grants payments to businesses

Charnwood businesses which are eligible to receive Government grants due to the coronavirus pandemic can now access their payments. An online registration form is available for completion on the Charnwood Borough Council..

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News inCharnwood

Midlands Engine Investment Fund II - Nottingham Roadshow

Fri 24th May

The £400m Midlands Engine Investment Fund II will offer commercial finance options for SMEs. Join the British Business Bank in Nottingham on the 20th June to find out more.

East Midlands Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey for the second quarter of 2024 has opened

Thu 16th May

Businesses across the region are invited to participate in the research that will close on 10th June. The survey is a premier tool for informing decision-makers locally and in Westminster on the needs of East Midlands businesses.