The Chamber’s networking and events calendar is one of the most active in the region. To see the full list of forthcoming events and to book your place, visit

Employment and Skills Summit – 20 June 2018


Taking place on Wednesday 20 June at Loughborough University’s West Park Teaching Hub from 8.30am to 1pm, the summit will explore how regional prosperity rests on having sufficient skilled staff and, as identified through our Quarterly Economic Survey, why there is a continued problem faced by employers with regards to the shortfall of available skilled labour in our region. The summit will also explore

how the region can address this challenge to ensure there is a bright future for our local economies and our young people.

Building on previous years'

events, the Chamber's 2018 Employability and Skills Summit will continue to deliver against the manifesto aim - to bridge the gap between education and the world of work - thus creating an environment to improve competitiveness, innovation and productivity levels. As well as a full agenda there will also be opportunities to attend workshops throughout the day.

For more information on the exhibition stand spaces – of which limited space remains - please contact Ian Bates at Tickets to attend are £20+VAT for members and £75+VAT for non- members. For further information please email


Influence Group Free to attend and open to all members, this group meets on a quarterly basis to direct lobbying activities on a broad range of topical issues affecting jobs, growth and the economy. Tackling local, regional and

national issues affecting business, a cross-section of local business leaders will assess the Chamber's lobbying activities based on intelligence from across membership. At a time of prevailing

uncertainty, the sessions include feedback on countywide business and investment confidence based on the latest results from the Chamber's economic research. These strategy and influence

events are open to members only and are free to attend. Please see below for the upcoming sessions:

Derbyshire Date:

Time: Cost:

27 June

Location: Surescreen Diagnostics, Derbyshire 4pm–6pm

Free – members only

Nottinghamshire Date:

28 June

Location: Mansfield Civic Centre Time: 4pm–6pm Cost:

Free – members only

Leicestershire Date:

4 July

Location: Gately, Leicestershire Time: Cost:

4pm–6pm Free – members only EVENTS

How to secure public sector 12 June

contracts Date:

Location: Turbine Innovation Centre, Worksop 8am–11am

Time: Cost:

Free – members and non-members

Good for business – member event Date:

15 June

Location: Kegworth Hotel and Conference Centre 8.30am–10.30am

Time: Cost:

Free – members and non-members

Enterprising Women: 19 June

Time: Cost:

Aromatherapy skincare evening Date:

Location: Penny Price Aromatherapy, Hinckley

5.30pm–7.15pm Free – members only

Enterprising Women networking: 20 June

artisan cheese tasting tour Date:

Location: The School of Artisan Food, Welbeck 2pm–4pm

Time: Cost:

£25+VAT – members only

Bank of England forum Date:

21 June

Location: Purpose Media, Derbyshire Time: Cost:

8am–9.30am Free – members only

Connecting business Date:

21 June

Location: Leicester Marriott Hotel Time: Cost:

8am–10.30am £10+VAT – members only

Pure networking morning in 29 June

Time: Cost:

partnership with Risley Hall Hotel Date:

Location: Risley Hall Hotel and Spa, Derbyshire 8am–10am

£5 payable on the door - members and non-members

Pure networking morning Date:

3 July

Location: Porsche Centre, Leicester Time: Cost:

8am–10am Free – members only SPOTLIGHT ON SPONSORSHIP

It may seem early in the year to be thinking about the festive season but it’s never too soon to get organised and save time further down the line. With that in mind, the Chamber’s Annual Christmas Lunch - the highlight of the Leicestershire business calendar - has been confirmed for 2018. Taking place on Friday 7 December at Winstanley House, the event will

kick-start the festive season with style. Last year’s lunch was a huge success and attracted over 350 attendees from organisations across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Sponsorship packages are now available and include places at the event,

the opportunity to showcase your business during the afternoon, inclusion in the pre-event promotion, including e-shots to over 27,000 subscribers - promotion via the Chamber’s social media channels - which have 29,000 followers combined - and your logo included on the event’s web page.

If you are interested in raising the profile of your organisation at the 2018 Annual Christmas Lunch as an event sponsor, and would like to discuss how you could benefit from supporting the event, please contact Yvonne Pennington, Head of Membership, on 07966 523532 or email

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