19 Jun

Business Gateway Growth Hub celebration event sells out

Celebration event host Jim Willis

All tickets have now been reserved for a one-off event celebrating business growth success in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The LLEP Business Gateway Growth Hub organised the event to mark the conclusion of a partnership project – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – run by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, East Midlands Chamber, and the LLEP.

The event, on 23 June, will feature a host of local businesses and service providers.

It will be hosted by Jim Willis, Managing Director of digital agency Bulb Studios, and will include updates on future business support available from Leicester City Council, the county, and the LLEP.

The end of the project, on 30 June, means that the Business Gateway Growth Hub will return its focus to signposting local businesses to support available locally, regionally, and nationally.

Keynote speaker Tajinder Banwait will tell guests about the journey of her fragrance brand, Urban Apothecary London, from kitchen table in Leicester to 30 international markets.

Tajinder, honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise last year in recognition of excellence in international trade, will also share tips as businesses from across the city and county gather to recognise outcomes of the Business Gateway Growth Hub.

Tickets have sold out for the showcase, which takes place at the Holiday Inn, St Nicholas Circle, from 9.30am to 2pm on Friday 23 June.

There is now a waiting list and anyone with a ticket who will not be able to attend is asked to let event organisers know.

Tajinder said: “I’m looking forward to sharing my story with the Leicester and Leicestershire business community, and in doing so I will hopefully inspire others.

“I’m proud of how far I’ve come and of Urban Apothecary’s Leicestershire roots and connections.

“By returning to where it all started for me I hope to encourage other local entrepreneurs to follow in my footsteps.”

A mini expo at the event will outline the Growth Hub’s ongoing offer and signpost businesses to further support.

Those attending the event will gain tips on business growth and be able to network with other business owners and entrepreneurs over a buffet lunch.