Leicester Business Festival propels into fifth year

Leicester Business Festival 2018 dates announced

The Leicester Business Festival, headline partnered by Leicester Castle Business School, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, having been established in 2015 by the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).

Over the past five years, the Business Festival has continued to grow in presence and in 2018, it topped a marketing circulation of 37 million. Over 1200 businesses were involved – a 16 per cent increase on the previous year.

Anyone can apply to run an event in the Festival – which can be about anything so long as it stands to benefit other businesses by creating a forum where others can listen, learn, share, engage, engage, network, question or debate. As well, the Festival provides the region’s strength and placement in innovation, commerce and culture.

I would encourage people to look at the website for more information. Anyone thinking of running an event should start forming ideas as soon as possible. Even though there are over two months to get applications in, this time will fly by!”

Two workshops about how to host an event in the Business Festival are being run to help businesses understand the process and how to get the best out of their event within the Festival.

The first of these is on Tuesday 2 July, from 10am to 12 noon at the Harborough Innovation Centre in Market Harborough. The second is the day after, on Wednesday 3 July, from 3pm to 5pm at De Montfort University’s Leicester Castle Business School.

These are both available to book onto through the Business Festival website www.leicesterbusinessfestival.com where there is also lots more information, or  by contacting Sarah Johnson at [email protected].

Applications to run an event in the 2019 Leicester Business Festival are now open on the official LBF website www.leicesterbusinessfestival.com and businesses have until 4 September to get their events in.

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