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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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

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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

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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

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Coronavirus business support in Charnwood

June 2019

Fri 28th June, 2019

Be at the Centre of Innovation: inCharnwood film premiere

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

Fri 21st June, 2019

New promotional film set to be luanched

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inCharnwood to launch inward investment film in July 2019.

February 2019

Fri 8th February, 2019

Innovation Week event announced

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

News inCharnwood

Support for Food and Drink producers

Fri 26th February

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 - producers in Leicester and Leicestershire can now take advantage of a new programme of funded support through the Business Gateway Growth Hub.

Digital health checks help businesses do more with technology

Wed 17th February

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.

Tweets from inCharnwood

RT @lboroenterprise: An innovative partnership in the East Midlands with truly global impact @InnovationMids @midsengine @LATILtd @HMGMidlands @InvestLEICS @InCharnwood…

Brilliant. We are so proud of all the innovative research and business activity which takes place right here in #Loughborough #inCharnwood. Good for the local economy but also often transforming human well-being globally.…

What a great facility @Lborocollege Another example of innovation and excellent skills provision in #Loughborough #inCharnwood…

Great news. Our towns of Loughborough and Shepshed have so much to offer for businesses. Investors will welcome the enhanced accessibility enabled by these key junction improvements.…

RT @STWLCharity: TIME IS TICKING | The window to submit applications for our #business #grants of up to £5,000 close on Tuesday 31 August. If your business in #Leicester, #Leicestershire or #Rutland could benefit from a cash injection, make sure you apply soon. 👉

Are you a Charnwood food / drink producer business? If so, there's a range of support and advice available from @bizgateway…

Looking to boost your E-commerce activity? There are fully funded workshops for Charnwood SMEs looking to do more online selling.…

If you'd like your business to be efficient and to help combat climate change via carbon reductions, this initiative might be of interest.…

RT @CharnwoodBC: We are delighted to be supporting this business start-up accelerator programme in partnership with @lborouniversity. Find out more👇…

The Charnwood Local Plan will have a significant effect upon businesses and the local economy through to 2037. If you're in business, have your say on the Plan via the consultation.....…