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Meet, eat and greet at ninth Business Breakfast event

IMG_0374Businesses in the Blaby District and Leicestershire are being invited to a free breakfast meeting next month to share ideas for boosting the local economy.

The networking event will be the ninth that the council has run over the last two years, with business news from Blaby District Council and partner organisations.

The Business Breakfast event will be held on Tuesday 1 March 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Junction 21 Approach, Leicester LE19 1WQ.

Beginning at 7:45am with a free breakfast on arrival, representatives from the council will present the latest business news.

There will also be a presentation on cyber crime, and how businesses can best protect themselves against one of the biggest new threats to business.

The ever-popular speed networking session will also take place, giving businesses the chance to get to know other organisations quickly.

Councillor Tony Greenwood, portfolio holder for Planning and Economic Development at Blaby District Council, said:

“We’re proud to offer the business breakfast and showcase the support available from the council and partner organisations to help local businesses achieve strong growth.

“The fact this is our ninth event emphasises that these are excellent networking opportunities, with businesses telling us how valuable attending has been.”

Places are limited so businesses/Individuals are being urged to book early by contacting A.k Khan, Planning Policy and Economic Development Officer, on 0116 272 7765, or email economic.development@blaby.gov.uk.

Breakfast Event to share ideas and boost local economy in Blaby District

business breakfastBusinesses in Blaby District are being invited to a free breakfast meeting next month to share ideas for boosting our local economy.

The ‘Blaby District Means Business’ event will be held on Thursday 9th July in the Council Chamber, Blaby District Council, Desford Road, LE19 2EP.

It is the seventh in a series of networking events Blaby District Council is running to benefit local firms in the area.

The meeting starts at 7:30am with breakfast available on arrival, followed by a brief speaker programme with topics including an update on Broadband from Superfast Leicestershire and the work of Leicestershire Cares.

There will also be support for local businesses available and the local business spotlight.

Councillor Tony Greenwood, portfolio holder for Planning, Economic Development and Housing Strategy at Blaby District Council, said:

“These events have been a great success in showcasing the support that is out there locally for businesses within the district.

“We encourage small and medium sized enterprises to attend and find out about funding, skills and support programmes they can benefit from.”

Places are limited so businesses are being urged to book early by contacting A.K Khan on 0116 272 7765 or email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk.

Enderby Parish Council invite residents to attend a “Befriend Enderby Library” meeting

enderby community library logo 269x164As part of a continuing campaign by Enderby Parish Council to secure the future of Enderby Library, the Council is inviting residents to a meeting where it will outline its plans and detail how members of the community can be involved.

The decision to proceed with an application to run a Community Library in Enderby was taken at a Council Meeting earlier in the year and following an in-depth public consultation to gauge support for a Library in Enderby.

In January 2014 Leicestershire County Council announced it intended to “protect” its 16 bigger libraries but wanted to save up to £1.4 million a year by transferring 37 of its smaller branches to communities.

Where nobody comes forward there is strong possibility the Library will disappear.

The Parish Council stepped-in following Leicestershire County Council’s decision to close a number of its libraries unless the local communities affected undertook to ‘take over’ their libraries and run them in partnership with the County Council’s Library service.

The meeting will take place in the Civic Centre on Thursday June 18th 2015, commencing at 6pm.

Members of the Parish Council’s Library Working Group will be present, as will representatives from Voluntary Action Leicestershire who are working with the Parish Council in formulating a sustainable business plan.

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Breakfast event to boost Blaby District’s local economy

BusinessBusinesses in Blaby District are being invited to a free breakfast meeting next month to share ideas for boosting our local economy.

‘Blaby District Means Business’ will be held on Thursday 9 July in the Council Chamber, Blaby District Council, Desford Road, LE19 2EP.

It is the seventh in a series of networking events Blaby District Council is running to benefit local firms in the area.

The meeting starts at 7:30 am with breakfast available on arrival, followed by a brief speaker programme with topics including an update on Broadband from Superfast Leicestershire and the work of Leicestershire Cares.

There will also be support for local businesses available and the local business spotlight.

Councillor Tony Greenwood, portfolio holder for Planning, Economic Development and Housing Strategy at Blaby District Council, said:

“These events have been a great success in showcasing the support that is out there locally for businesses within the
district.

“We encourage small and medium sized enterprises to attend and find out about funding, skills and support programmes they can benefit from.”

Places are limited so businesses are being urged to book early by contacting A.K Khan on 0116 272 7765 or email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk.

Business breakfast event success

Business50 businesses and partner organisations working in Blaby District attended a free breakfast meeting on 22 January to share ideas for boosting the local economy, and hear about the latest funding opportunities and training incentives.

The meeting included a brief speaker programme with topics on local and regional economic development news, funding programmes, the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership’s new business support website.

There was also the opportunity to network with local businesses and partner organisations.

Councillor Tony Greenwood MBE, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Development and Housing Strategy at Blaby District Council, said:

CHRIS ROE / Credit - CHADWICKS“This was our fifth business breakfast meeting and we continue to have new business support and funding initiatives to share with our local businesses.

“They are an excellent opportunity to network with local businesses and to discover what support is available from the council and its partner organisations. We recognise that our local businesses can benefit from support and encourage them to get in touch to find out more.”

The Council is planning to hold its next business networking event in April.

To register your interest in attending one of our future networking events please email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk.

Further details on funding and support for growing businesses is available from Carole Troake, principal economic development officer at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7735 or email cat@blaby.gov.uk