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* UK Trade & Investment
* Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce
* Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce
* The South Yorkshire International Trade Centre
* East Midlands China Business Bureau
* The Enterprise Europe Network
* Investing in Charnwood
* Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership
For more information visit the website www.emids.uktradeinvest.gov.uk or phone 0845 052 4001
In 2010 Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce celebrated 150 years of serving the business community in Leicestershire!
Joining Leicestershire Chamber entitles you to a whole range of benefits including access to free business support helplines, listings for your company in business directories and discounts on everyday services such as credit checks. Our co-located International Trade Team provides help for new and existing exporters and services include export documentation advice, discounted documentation and import & export documentation training courses to help your export staff keep updated with the latest regulations and procedures. You can attend our excellent range of events including informative seminars and networking evenings to develop your business contacts and the Chamber has negotiated a range of discounts for members on products such as Energy, Telecoms and Financial Services. Leicestershire Chamber will be happy to send you a full information pack detailing the many benefits of membership so please call us on:
Leicestershire Chamber Of Commerce,
Derbyshire And Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce
For more information: www.dncc.co.uk
The South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC)
The South Yorkshire International Trade Centre is working in partnership to provide solutions in International Trade throughout the region.
So whatever your needs for the future, we probably have a solution for your business.
The East Midlands China Business Bureau (EMCBB) is the Regional response to the opportunities presented by the growth in China’s economy.
The Network offers concrete and effective solutions to entrepreneurs and companies in more than 40 countries, including the 27 EU member states, three EU candidate countries (Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey), members of the European Economic Area (EEA) and other participating third countries.
Instruments include business partner search within technology and business cooperation databases and fast access to information on funding opportunities, individual on-site visits to companies to assess their needs and a broad range of promotion and information material. Representatives of the Network can also help businesses understand EU law, how it applies to their business and how to make the most the internal market and EU programmes.
The Enterprise Europe Network fully exploits the synergies between all support services and helpdesks aimed at European businesses. The “one-stop shop” service is accompanied by a “no wrong door” policy: an entrepreneur or business actor can enter the Network through any contact point, and will then be assisted and personally directed to the relevant service or organisation.
For more information: 0115 957 8757
Investing in Charnwood
Charnwood, home to 155,000 people, with around 55,000 living in Loughborough, is situated at the centre of the three cities triangle of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, all of which are within easy reach (30-45 mins). There are nearly 1.25 million people who are economically active (16-74) within 45 minutes driving time of Loughborough. Whilst Loughborough, located at Junction 23 of the M1, is a market town, it also has one of the country's top ten universities, giving it a vibrancy not usually found outside the cities. It has excellent transport links by road, rail and air to all parts of the country. Businesses or organisations that are looking for a central base should consider not only Loughborough but also South Charnwood, which borders Leicester City but can also offer good road access and easy parking. Similarly nearly 850,000 economically people aged 16-74 can drive to a job in South Charnwood in 45 minutes. Over 4 million people live within a one hour drive (equivalent to the population of the entire East Midlands). Charnwood Borough Council work closely with Invest Leicestershire, the inward investment agency for Leicester and Leicestershire in England. They provide a free confidential business relocation advisory service for companies considering Leicester and Leicestershire as a business location and existing investors looking to relocate or expand within the city and county. Invest Leicestershire can assist with establishing businesses in the area by:
• Working with a company to define their location needs
Through its associations with the Leicestershire Learning & Skills Council, Leicestershire Business Link and the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Leicester Shire Promotions can also arrange advice on training and skills, trade and export and a range of other topics. For more information visit the website or call (01509) 634 727 or 746 or email us at email@example.com
Leicester and Leicestershire is open for business
Whether your company is moving within the UK or looking to re-locate from overseas the LLEP is able to help.