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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 fully funded for Leicester and Leicestershire businesses. If your business is ready to change, get in touch.

The programme includes:

To find out more visit: or call 0116 366 8487.

Action-planning workshops and webinars

Focussing on improving performance industry experts on behalf of the Growth Hub will cover three key themes to give business owners the skills and technical knowledge needed to move forward. 

Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Work

A three-part series of action planning workshops, with specialists from Resilient World Solutions (RWS), focusing on various aspects of health, safety and wellbeing at work in context of the legal framework, best practices, social responsibility, ethics and social value. Click the links to book.

03 March | Foundation of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Work

14 April | Implementation of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Work

04 May | Compliance of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Work

Ethical and Social Compliance

A four-part programme with experts from AllianceHR (Fast Forward) starting with an introductory webinar to guide you through the business case, practical steps and create a personalised action plan to embed ethical and social compliance in your business. Click the links to book.

Dates to choose from for the introductory webinars:

10 March, 09.30-12.30

15 April, 09.30-12.30

07 Sept, 09.30-12.30

28 Sept, 09.30-12.30

These will then be followed by three free virtual support sessions.

Employing People

This is a series of three interactive webinars, in partnership with RWS covering the employment life cycle including recruitment, contracts, managing employees, HR policies and procedures with links to ethical and social compliance. Click the links to book.

29 April | Employing People – Recruitment & Selection

25 May | Employing People – Compliance

22 June | Employing People – Capability & Connecting

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