Fit4HS2 and Public Sector Contracting – Tendering best Practice  – 23 September (10am-11am)
The session is brought to you in partnership with Leicestershire County Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Business Gateway Growth Hub.
Delivered by Dewi Hughes, founder and MD of Silverlock Tenders, one of the main tender writing companies in the Midlands, this session will provide delegates with practical information on how to develop and submit the best tender possible. It will cover the 10 key lessons that Silverlock has found are most important in order to be successful at winning tenders, including detail of the Competefor platform, which is the preferred tendering platform used by HS2 and other public sector contracts.
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Sustainability Forum/Pro-Environmental Events

  • Outline of proposed changes to the Environmental Bill, affecting recycling for business delivered by Defra and WRAP, plus a regional business case study and update on support for sustainable growth from the University of Nottingham (6 October- 4pm-5pm) – all the detail and to reserve your place online here
  • Competitiveness through clean growth: the role of a sustainability champion (9 October -10am-11am) – all the detail and to reserve your place online here
  • East Midlands Energy Summit (19 November) – further detail here

Supply chains: The Strongest link? (20 October 2.30-3.30pm)
This online session is held in partnership with the MTC – Manufacturing Technology Centre and will provide guidance on how to prepare for another economic shock through supply chain assessment, how to reduce vulnerability of your business as a purchaser or as a supplier and to hear about practical methods to assess risks and develop strategies.
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Members Forum Q3
The Chamber Member Forums (previously Strategy and Influence Groups) are run on a county basis and give members across that area the chance for strategic engagement with the Chamber’s policy making activity.
Discussions held at the Forums are central in helping to shape and inform Chamber lobbying activity at a local and national level. The forthcoming sessions will provide the first look at our Quarterly Economic Survey results, and update from CityFibre on their build of full fibre, gigabit-speed internet infrastructure, detail of the Getting Building Fund (D2N2) and the Leicester Workplace Parking Levy (Leicestershire)

International Trade Conference – Mentor(USA) – 5 October
An opportunity to learn more about the advantages of doing business in Northeast Ohio and the City of Mentor by participating in a virtual conference focused on Ohio’s medtech innovation corridor, the second half of the conference is targeted to healthcare/medtech companies, the first half of the conference, with specific information on doing business in the United States, is appropriate for any audience.  All the detail online here:

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