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Why you should get yourself to Leicester Business Festival


Last year a friend of mine told me about a two week event called Leicester Business Festival.  I’d never heard of it before but thought I’d check it out on his recommendation.  Turns out it is massive!! The biggest event of its kind in the UK.

It’s a two week event run across Leicestershire with a whole host of different workshops, masterclasses and other events.  The events are run by Leicester businesses and anyone in the country (or even world!) can come along.  To make it even better – most of the events are also free!!


So last year I had a look through the events and booked myself onto three very different ones; there was one on resilience, one on innovation and one on designing a great website.  Not only was the content of the events useful and interesting, but the opportunity for networking was also fantastic.  At the time I didn’t really know what my business was going to be, but it slowly got a little clearer as I attended these events and I had to answer that question over and over again – it helped me to refine my elevator pitch and people were all really understanding and encouraging about what I was doing.


Earlier this year advertising started for this years’ festival and asked if anyone wanted to apply to host an event and I thought “ooooo, maybe I should do this….”.  I’m always looking for ways to get my mission and ideas out to the world and to build my network and potential customers, so this sounded like a great idea.


I mulled the idea over for several months before attending (wait for it….) an event about running an event!!  Hearing more about the festival itself and the process to apply helped push me from “I think I should to this” to “I’m definitely doing this”.  So off I went to find a venue and send in my application.


I’m so pleased that it was approved and I’ll be running a 3 hour workshop called “Imagine If… team building could be easy”.  It’s aimed at team leaders and is a completely practical workshop where I’ll take people through a series of tools that they can then take away and use with their own teams.

I personally love a workshop that gives me something I can take away and use (knowledge rather than a pen) so I wanted to make sure mine delivered that for others too.


If you know someone who might benefit from this workshop then please do point them to it, but also make sure you check out the whole list of events and find some that you like the look of – there’ll be 120 to choose from once they are all published!


And like me, you might attend this year and then plan to run an event next year!  I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes for me and I hope to see you at some of the events taking place – I’ll certainly be booking on a few.


Book on here…

Imagine If… Team Building Could Be Easy

Leicester Business Festival – Calendar of Events



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