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Boost your business

31 August 2016

Budding business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to tap into Leicestershire’s tourism trade

Jewry Wall Museum set for £1m revamp

31 August 2016

Investment of more than £1m is due to be approved in order to revamp the site of Leicester’s finest Roman remains at Jewry Wall Museum.

International accolade for Twycross Zoo animal registrar

23 August 2016

Twycross Zoo is delighted to announce that Zak Showell, Animal Records Registrar, has been designated an ‘Expert Advocate’ for the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS), a global animal management database

Kilworth House Theatre awarded double 'gold'

23 August 2016

As Team GB return from the Rio Olympics with an amazing record number of medals, local venue Kilworth House Theatre has achieved their own ‘double gold’ being awarded the much coveted ‘Critic’s Pick’ from The Stage for the second time this year

Leicester revealed as 2016 winner of ESPN’s Greatest Sporting City in UK

23 August 2016

Research from ESPN and University of Bath reveals Midlands city is UK’s Greatest Sporting City in 2016

Study ranks 49 UK cities and towns on 12 factors fans identified as important to a great sporting city, including value for money, success, history, choice

2015 winner Manchester drops to second, London is third, Liverpool moves up to fourth

Leicester best for football fans; Leeds best for rugby league and cricket fans; Cardiff top for rugby union fans

Nevill Holt Hall to build permanent 400-seat opera venue in Leicestershire

19 August 2016

A Leicestershire opera festival has unveiled plans to build a permanent 400-seat home in the grounds of a country mansion

British Sign Language tours at the Visitor Centre

17 August 2016

Following the previous success of BSL tours at the Visitor Centre, the award-winning attraction has announced two dates for this year.

Leicester Racecourse prepare for Ladies Day 2017

17 August 2016

It’s their biggest event of the year, and Leicester Racecourse certainly didn’t disappoint at Ladies Day 2016, exceeding all expectations, with record breaking results, which have just been released.

Signs point to improved experience for city visitors

17 August 2016

People visiting Leicester next year will find it much easier to explore the city and its attractions, thanks to a brand new system of on-street maps and signs.

Fans flock to Fearless Foxes exhibition

12 August 2016

Leicester's 'Fearless Foxes’ exhibition at the city’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is proving to be a big hit with the public.

First-ever Edible Forest festival to take place in Charnwood

11 August 2016

Events celebrating the food and drink produce and producers of the Charnwood Forest from 16-18 September 2016

Highest value ever for tourism ever for Leicester and Leicestershire in 2015

10 August 2016

Leicester Shire Promotions has announced that the value of tourism to Leicester and Leicestershire has grown for the seventh consecutive year to reach a record high of £1.675 billion. This is a 6.6 per cent rise on the previous year and a total increase of over 20 per cent since 2012.

New format for Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016

8 August 2016

New categories and awards to reflect the people, places and tastes of the local tourism industry

Resilience funding boost for Melton Museum

5 August 2016

Melton Carnegie Museum will benefit from an £87,300 grant from the Arts Council England Resilience Fund

Countdown to first-ever PieFest in Melton Mowbray

4 August 2016

Around 40 piemakers and other food and drink exhibitors showcasing local produce from 13-14 August 2016

Curve announces Ian Squires as Chair of the Board

3 August 2016

Today, Curve announced that Ian Squires has been appointed Chair of the Board of Curve. Squires is an experienced theatre trustee and board member

Twycross Zoo celebrates birth of its second pair of rare Amur leopard cubs

3 August 2016

Two new cubs mark the zoo’s key role in the global endeavour to save the species from extinction

Visit Britain four-year programme

3 August 2016

Visit Britain has partnered with Visit England to launch a 4 year programme to grow the UK’s international business events industry. The event support programme offers financial and non-financial support, with applications open to destination management organisations (DMOs) and venues and event organisers who are collaborating with DMOs.

VisitEngland & VisitBritain roundtable events on challenges of rural tourism

2 August 2016

Invitation to tourism businesses and stakeholders