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Mon, 20 May 2019 9:58am
Sustainable Food (East Midlands) Survey

Across the East Midlands there are a number of cross-sector partnerships developing approaches to more sustainable food, this incorporates - public information, food poverty and diet related ill-health, skills and resources, procurement and catering, the local economy and food waste.

As part of this the Food and Drink Forum are supporting Leicestershire County Council who would like to find out more about how they can support businesses across the East Midlands and would be grateful if you would answer the following short questions - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HCL9ZY9

This survey is open until the end of June.

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:41am
East Leicestershire LEADER is open for new Priority 1 (Support for Farm Productivity) Expressions of Interest until 30th April 2019

A limited amount of funding has been made available for Priority 1 projects so East Leicestershire LEADER will open for a final call for Expressions of Interest from 11th April, closing at 5pm 30th April 2019. No further Expressions of Interest will be accepted after 30th April.

All grants offers must be signed by both parties by 30th September 2019 with project completed by December 2020. Grants available between £7,500 and £75,000 for up to 40% of project costs for Priority 1 projects only

1) Support to increase farm productivity by

a) improving the overall performance and sustainability of an agricultural holding

b) improving animal health and welfare

Expressions of Interest for the above priority can only be accepted by 5pm 30th April

Additional guidance for applicants can be found on the East Leicestershire LEADER website: open-calls.html

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the LEADER team via email at: eastleicestershireleader@leics.gov.uk or by telephone on 0116 3056298.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:20pm

Anyone involved in Neighbourhood Planning is welcome to join the Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network. Hosted by Leicestershire County Council, two networking events are held each year which are specifically designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences and best practice – what works, what doesn't and lessons learnt. Events cover a variety of topics and include guest speakers. A key part is the opportunity to network with others groups on various stages of the neighbourhood planning process.

For more information and to book on to the next Neighbourhood Planning Network event on Tuesday 21st May 2019, please visit the Leicestershire Communities website: http://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/np/network-events.html

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 9:00am
Pub is the Hub

Inspired by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2001, Pub is The Hub operates as a 'not-for-profit' organisation dedicated to improving community services and activities. They offer advice and support to communities who are looking to relocate, re-open or introduce vital services and activities in their local pub, as well as to communities considering the options for acquiring their local pub and the range of responsibilities involved.

They facilitate projects by encouraging and helping communities, pub licensees and other interested parties to connect and share their experiences and work together to support and sustain their local services. They also try to help source local funding opportunities for projects.

Visit their website and have a look at the leaflet to find out more information and for contact details.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 1:09pm
LLEP Digital Conference 2019

LLEP Digital Conference 19


Bookings are now open! Delivered in partnership with Superfast Leicestershire, this fully-funded Conference will help businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire make the most of the very latest digital technologies.

When & Where:

11 April 2019

8.30am - 3.45pm

Leicester Racecourse

The Conference aims to attract 500 small to medium businesses from the area to help businesses embrace digital technology and support business growth.

See our action-packed agenda here - we will have a series of presentations from digital practitioners sharing with you the tips and tricks you need to look out for this year.

Simply visit www.leics-digital.co.uk/DGP19 for your chance to book a place, but be quick, spaces are filling up fast!

Need more info?

For help with registering or any queries please speak to Katie Peggs:

Katie.Peggs@emc-dnl.co.uk | 07387 151 590

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:17am

The Prince's Countryside Fund is open for grant applications until February 21st 2019.

The Fund gives out grants twice a year, and projects in rural areas across the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 in the spring round of funding.

Set up in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales, the charity aims to improve the prospects of viability for rural communities and farm businesses. Every year the Fund gives out over £1 million in funding, and can support projects for up to three years.

The Fund aims to support projects that achieve the following:

- Sustaining Rural Communities

- Improving the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses

- Supporting Aid Delivery in Emergency and Building Resilience

To find out more and apply, visit: www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grants

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:28pm
Free workshop: Researching Export Markets

You Can Export: Researching Export Markets

Barclays House, Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester LE19 1RP 6 February 2019 , 09:00 – 12:00

Are you missing out on overseas sales because you don't know whether there is a demand for what you have to offer? Or perhaps you just don't know where in the world to start? This invaluable workshop will give you all the information you need to understand the potential for your company overseas.

Of the 2.5 million businesses registered in the UK, an estimated 360,000 who have an exportable product or service mistakenly believe there isn't a global demand for it. That's why we are offering this free workshop to help you investigate where in the world you could be exporting to.

About the workshop:
This interactive workshop will provide an excellent introduction to researching overseas markets, including how to identify the most appropriate territories via market selection and advice on how to conduct desk based and face to face research.

Delivered by a market research specialist, this workshop is not to be missed, providing all the information you need to ensure you make the right decisions on where to target your overseas strategy.

By attending, you'll be able to:
• Understand the key criteria for selecting and prioritising overseas markets.
• Plan, undertake or commission, and report on a market research project.
• Make effective use of the internet and other sources of desk research.
• Plan and undertake market research visits to your target export markets.
• Use market research to gain an in-depth understanding of potential customers and partners.
• Continue to make the most of available advice and support.

You Can Export:
Our masterclass programme for 2018 - 2019 offers you a suite of intensive and lively workshop sessions designed to help you develop and enhance your export success using tried and tested marketing techniques. To view our full workshop listing, please click here.

Click here to register your interest in attending this free masterclass today. Please note that our workshops are only available to companies from the East Midlands region, and that your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from us.

If you have any other queries, please contact us at events@tradeEM.co.uk or call us on 0345 052 4001.

November 2018 Funding Information Bulletin
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 9:34am

November 2018 Funding Information Bulletin

See the attached bulletin for an up-to-date list of current grants and funding opportunities primarily for Voluntary & Community Sector Groups and Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises.

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 2:16pm

Leicester Business Festival Event
From Farm to Forks at 37 Thousand Feet - F&B Supplier Opportunities at EMA

Are you a local food producer or drinks manufacturer? Have you ever travelled through an airport in a far-flung destination and wondered how they got hold of the produce they serve? Do you think your food and drink would be well received by hungry and thirsty air passengers? This event will help you understand what opportunities there are for local businesses to get onto the supply chain of this global company who stock airports across the world.

At East Midlands Airport, we pride ourselves in stocking local produce; whether it's locally distilled gin in our new bar Proof 65 or meat from local butchers.

Much of our catering is managed by HMSHost – the industry leader in culinary innovation. HMSHost is at the forefront of the latest airport dining technology and operates at airports throughout the world including East Midlands.

There will be opportunities to sample food that is currently served at EMA within its food outlets.

Confirmed Speakers:

Andrew Goss: UK Procurement Manager - HMSHost Aneka Ali: Commercial and Operations Manager – East Midlands Airport

All delegates must bring their passport with them, as the event will be held airside.
For more information, visit - https://lbf2018.ticketleap.com/meet-the-buyer/details

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 3:46pm

As part of the Leicester Business Festival, How healthy are you and your business? is a FREE event and is your opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on topics aimed at maintaining the health of your farming business (and the health of the farmer as well!). Delegates will receive updates on the latest changes and tips on how to improve their business going forward.


Please see attached for the full programme. Registration is essential via https://lbf2018.ticketleap.com/nuts--bolts-of-making-agriculture-viable/

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