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Leicester Business Festival : Be Part of A Winning Sports, Innovation & Enterprise Network

November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Exciting new speakers announced for major sports technology event to be held during Leicester Business Festival 2019.

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport in partnership with Loughborough University, LATi and inCharnwood invite you to a networking event to be held as part of Leicester Business Festival (LBF2019) that celebrates the innovation in sports and sports technology locally.

Leicestershire is home to highly innovative companies and has a growing and thriving cluster of sports enterprises and Loughborough is recognised across the world for innovation in sports and sports technology.

Come along and find out how you can connect with the growing cluster of sports businesses and be inspired by others who have made the most of the opportunities available through this network.

Andy Reed the Vice Chair of the LLEP Board and a specialist adviser to a number of sports organisations, will share an update in relation to the Local Industrial Strategy and what this means for sports organisations. What’s more he will host some discussions with some inspiring sports organisations who have connected with the extensive support network in Leicester and Leicestershire to grow and develop their business.

George Fox, Managing Director of Hedkayse, and a recent participant on Dragons Den will talk about developing a disruptive product for the sports marketplace, the challenges of being a start-up, the collaborations and partnerships that are making a difference, and his vision for the future.

Having worked in the US, Asia, and Europe developing products ranging from high-end textiles to the safest cycle helmet in the world, George will share why they’ve chosen Loughborough in Leicestershire to grow their business.

Who Should Attend
This event is suitable for anyone involved in Sport, Innovation or Enterprise in the sport sector in Leicester and Leicestershire and further afield. From pre-start ups through to limited companies, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Leisure Trusts, Manufacturing and Sports technology businesses – everyone is welcome.

Attendees will Gain

  • A broader understanding of the support network available in Leicester and Leicestershire
  • Inspiration from businesses who are benefiting through collaborations within the network
  • A chance to connect with other businesses

Confirmed Speakers

  • Andy Reed – Vice Chair of the Board of the LLEP, LRS Special Adviser, Loughborough University Adviser
  • George Fox, Managing Director of Hedkayse

Free to attend – Register via LBF


November 5, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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3 Oakwood Dive
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3QF United Kingdom
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