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October 2020

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

LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE TO PLAY LEADING ROLE IN LOCAL KICKSTART SCHEME

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..

March 2020

Thu 26th March, 2020

Coronavirus business support

Coronavirus business support in Charnwood

June 2019

Fri 28th June, 2019

Be at the Centre of Innovation: inCharnwood film premiere

Your chance to see the premiere of the new inCharnwood promotional film.

Fri 21st June, 2019

New promotional film set to be luanched

inCharnwood to launch inward investment film in July 2019.

February 2019

Fri 8th February, 2019

Innovation Week event announced

A business get-together titled How to Build Innovation in Your Business will take place in Loughborough on March 7th.

Tue 5th February, 2019

Expanding firm chooses Loughborough as its centre of operations

Growing business We Love Surveys has decided to leave London in favour of the vibrant business environment in Loughborough.

January 2019

Tue 15th January, 2019

Green Business Fund workshop to be held in Loughborough

A free workshop will take place in Loughborough on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at which local businesses can find out how to become more efficient and help the environment at the same time - and potentially access funding to do so.

Fri 4th January, 2019

New Year business workshop proving popular

A New Year, New Business free workshop is taking place in Loughborough on January 9th as part of the Enterprise inCharnwood programme.

December 2018

Wed 5th December, 2018

New business incubator facility commences in Loughborough

Entrepreneurs can now take advantage of new business incubator space in Loughborough.

October 2018

Fri 12th October, 2018

Leicester City Football Club training centre to be based in Charnwood

Recent Premier League winners Leicester City will develop a world-class training base in Charnwood. This follows the granting of planning permission for the new facility and represents a major investment by the club.

Wed 3rd October, 2018

Employers wanted to participate in careers fair

Rawlins Academy in Quorn is offering local employers the chance to take place in a careers fair.

September 2018

Tue 25th September, 2018

Major event to highlight a new generation of innovation

A line up of 5 inspirational speakers has been announced as part of the Innovation inCharnwood Showcase 2018.

Tue 18th September, 2018

Successful business advice surgery to take place again

Small and medium sized businesses in Charnwood are being offered the opportunity attend a business advice surgery in November thanks to Charnwood Borough Council and the LLEP Business Gateway.

Mon 17th September, 2018

Local businesses receive free advice

A full day of business advice surgeries was held in Loughborough on September 17th.

August 2018

Tue 7th August, 2018

New schedule of enterprise workshops, networking and drop-ins announced

A new set of dates for the Enterprise inCharnwood business start-up programme has been announced.

Tue 7th August, 2018

Officials from Jianyang in China visit Charnwood

A delegation of officials from China visited Charnwood to find out more about potential trade links.

July 2018

Fri 6th July, 2018

Event sponsorship packages now available

The window of opportunity to sponsor this year's Innovation inCharnwood Showcase is now open. Sponsorship packages ranging from £500 to be an 'Innovation Sponsor' through to £3,000 to be the main headline event sponsor are available.  The Showcase..

June 2018

Fri 1st June, 2018

Minister visits Loughborough Life Sciences Opportunity Zone

The Rt Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) endorsed the UK’s first Life Sciences Opportunities Zone during a visit to Charnwood Campus, Loughborough today..

May 2018

Wed 30th May, 2018

Another business chooses to locate in Loughborough

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park is welcoming yet another occupier to the modern ATIC building. We Love Surveys is an enterprise which has chosen the Charnwood location as it expands it activities.  Demand for premises is..

Tue 15th May, 2018

Employment Hub services launched in Charnwood

A new programme which can help small and medium size businesses (SMEs) is now up and running for the Charnwood area. The Leicester Employment Hub service, which includes Loughborough College as a partner, is targeted at employers looking to..

Tue 15th May, 2018

Gateway site set for redevelopment

Plans have been approved for the exciting regeneration of a site close to Loughborough railway station.  Solus Homes Ltd had submitted a planning application for a mix of residential, office, retail and leisure uses at the Morley Street site..

Tue 1st May, 2018

Collaborate programme: Charnwood tourism businesses targeted

Businesses in the visitors and tourism sector across Charnwood can now benefit from a range of business support initiatives delivered under the Collaborate programme. The programme has a number of elements which a business can access. This ranges..

April 2018

Mon 30th April, 2018

Love Loughborough vacancies go live

Love Loughborough, the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation for Loughborough town centre, is looking to recruit 2 people to carry out a number of exciting duties. The BID plays a key role in promoting the town centre, supporting town..

Mon 9th April, 2018

2 Business Start-Up Workshops Announced

Free business start-up workshops in Loughborough

Wed 4th April, 2018

Property industry summit

Summit exploring investment opportunities across the East Midlands which were recently promoted at MIPIM in France.

March 2018

Mon 26th March, 2018

Enterprise inCharnwood

Enterprise inCharnwood is a programme of drop-in sessions and workshops designed to help people in to business or tackle issues faced when growing an enterprise.

News inCharnwood

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

Tue 27th October

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.

Kickstart scheme off to a flying start in Charnwood

Tue 27th October

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 Sunak for the key role it is playing in matching employers with young people as part of the scheme which went live on 28th September. The £2billion Kickstart programme enables employers to offer six-month job placements for16-24-year-olds at risk of long-term unemployment.  So far, 48 Charnwood employers are on board with a total of 143 potential roles identified – including 63 at the College. The initial target was at least 100 job placements. The College’s Ofsted ‘outstanding’-rated apprenticeships and employer engagement team is working closely with Loughborough MP Jane Hunt, Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough BID and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver the programme. Jo Maher, Principal and CEO at Loughborough College, said: “I am delighted that so many local businesses have seized this opportunity to support the recovery from Covid, boost the local economy and add much needed capacity to the local workforce. “The response across the borough has been outstanding and it is a fantastic reflection of the passion within the Charnwood business community that we’ve smashed our initial target of 100 potential job placements. “I’m also extremely proud that the College has identified more than 60 job placements on campus. I hope that even more employers can see the benefits of the scheme and sign up to support the community.” Businesses who sign up through Loughborough College will be guided through the application process by the College’s expert team who will even make funding applications on their behalf. The first intake of Kickstart Scheme employees is expected to start work in November 2020. The government has committed to fully funding each “Kickstart” job - paying 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week. Employers will be able to top up this wage, while the government will also pay employers £1,500 to set up support and training for people on a Kickstart placement.  Loughborough MP Jane Hunt said: “This is incredible news and is testament to the hard work of everyone involved, including the amazing apprenticeship team at Loughborough College. Once again, Loughborough is leading the way; within such as short amount of time the team have helped to create a huger number of work placements which is great for both young people and businesses locally.”   Cllr Shona Rattray, lead member for business support for Charnwood Borough Council, said: “It’s brilliant to see there has been such a positive response to this fantastic opportunity from many firms in such a space of time.”   Lisa Brown, Love Loughborough BID Manager, said: “Without the help of Loughborough College we wouldn’t have been able to help our SMEs access this scheme. Partnership working across Charnwood will enable small businesses to be able to offer fantastic job placement opportunities to more than 100 young people, with all the resources and support to make the recruitment process as seamless as possible.” To find out how to sign up for Kickstart in Charnwood, email kickstart@loucoll.ac.uk or visit https://www.loucoll.ac.uk/employers/kickstart to register an interest.

Tweets from inCharnwood

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RT @RishiSunak: We're doubling self-employed grants from 20% to 40%, meaning the maximum grant will go up from £1,875 to £3,750. Grants are available for all self-employed people (all tiers) who've stopped trading or have a significant fall in trade, with two further payments to come.

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Owners or managers interested in developing their teams, products & business in a more innovative way can book onto these free Innovation themed webinars: •27 Oct : bit.ly/31rMTi3 •18 Nov: bit.ly/34zw4Us •3 Dec : bit.ly/3gyE0rc @bizgateway

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