Business community news

Counting down to the Christmas Light Switch On and Winter Food and Drink Festival

Published on Tuesday 19 November 2019

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the annual Christmas Light Switch On and start of a three-day Food and Drink Festival which kicks off later this week.

  • Free December Saturday parking

    Published on Monday 4 November 2019

    As the Christmas season approaches, shoppers in Harborough District can ditch their change as there will be free parking at Council-owned car parks for the four Saturdays in December.

  • BIG Weekend Returns for 2020

    Published on Monday 28 October 2019

    Harborough District Council is delighted to announce that the ‘BIG Weekend’ is returning to the Harborough district with even more venues set to host some top stand-up acts and comedy performances.

  • Support the British Legion at Market Harborough Market

    Published on Thursday 17 October 2019

    Harborough District Council is delighted to welcome The Royal British Legion back to Harborough Market for the annual Poppy Appeal.

  • Community Toilet Scheme comes to district

    Published on Monday 7 October 2019

    People will now be able to pop in and use toilet facilities in shops and cafes in the Harborough District as part of a new scheme helping to boost business and increase footfall.

  • VE Day anniversary celebrations planned

    Published on Friday 4 October 2019

    To celebrate 75 years since the end of World War 2, plans are underway to mark the occasion with exciting events and activities across the Harborough district.

  • Food and drink businesses invited to get ‘Ready for Brexit’

    Published on Wednesday 2 October 2019

    Businesses across the Harborough district, in the food and drink sector, are being encouraged to attend an event to prepare them for Brexit.

  • Boost local economy by spending a ‘fiver’

    Published on Monday 30 September 2019

    Local independent shops and businesses across Harborough District are taking part in an initiative to help boost the local economy.

  • New £6.9million business centre supports growth

    Published on Monday 9 September 2019

    Harborough District Council (HDC) has appointed Andrew Granger & Co Ltd to manage lettings at the new Harborough Grow On Centre (HGOC) at Compass Point Business Park in Market Harborough.

  • New business centre officially named

    Published on Friday 6 September 2019

    A new office development which will help expanding businesses develop and prosper has been officially named.

  • Local company supports popular tourist attraction for the day

    Published on Thursday 29 August 2019

    Volunteers were out in force at Foxton Locks on Friday as part of a pilot initiative encouraging businesses to help out in the community.

  • Have your say on Market Harborough’s future

    Published on Wednesday 28 August 2019

    People are being invited to have their say on the future of Market Harborough town centre at a drop-in event being held in September.

  • New train station posters showcase town

    Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

    Eye-catching posters have been introduced at Market Harborough train station highlighting some of town’s assets and attractions.

  • Grow on Space project praised as ‘exceptional’

    Published on Thursday 25 July 2019

    The Grow On Space office construction project, in Market Harborough, has been praised as ‘exceptional’ in a new report.

  • Harborough Innovation Centre update

    Published on Tuesday 23 July 2019

    Harborough District Council and the Chair of the Harborough Innovation Centre (HIC) Strategy Board held a productive meeting on Friday 19 July 2019 with the businesses at the HIC concerning occupancy.

  • Council offers flexibility to Innovation Centre occupants

    Published on Friday 12 July 2019

    Harborough District Council will offer more time and flexibility to long-stay occupants of the Innovation Centre to ensure they can relocate to suitable office space.

  • Cemetery restoration investment

    Published on Friday 28 June 2019

    New railings have been unveiled at Market Harborough cemetery after much-needed renovations were carried out to improve the look of the area.

  • All revved up for popular Classic Car Show

    Published on Friday 21 June 2019

    Market Harborough’s Classic Car Show is back and bigger than ever – with fun for all the family and more than 200 vintage vehicles set to line the streets.

  • Tourism guide

    Tourism boost with new website and tourism guide

    Published on Thursday 13 June 2019

    Showcasing the Harborough district’s unique tourism offer is the focus of a new website and handy guide being launched this week.

  • New era for district’s Innovation Centre

    Published on Wednesday 15 May 2019

    Harborough Innovation Centre, which provides office space to new businesses in the Harborough district, is to be managed by the Council from 1 July 2019.

  • Vintage poster for classic car show unveiled

    Published on Monday 15 April 2019

    The new vintage style poster for this year’s Market Harborough Classic Car Show has been unveiled.

  • Cheese and Ale Festival heading to Harborough district

    Published on Wednesday 3 April 2019

    The finest cheeses and ales will be on offer as a new Cheese and Ale Festival heads to the Harborough district this month.

  • Vintage vehicles needed for classic car show

    Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    It’s back and set to be bigger than ever! Market Harborough’s hugely popular Classic Car Show returns this year and car enthusiasts are being encouraged to register their vintage vehicles.

  • Creating work opportunities for school leavers

    Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    Bringing schools and businesses together to create recruitment, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities was the aim of a business skills event held this week.

  • Time to ‘Invest in Harborough District’

    Published on Friday 1 March 2019

    A major initiative has been launched to showcase the Harborough District as a key location for businesses to invest, expand and prosper.

  • Ceremony marks milestone for ‘Grow on Space’ project

    Published on Tuesday 22 January 2019

    A special ceremony to mark a major milestone during the creation of an innovative new building for growing businesses has taken place.

  • Successful bid generates extra £14m for city and county

    Published on Monday 17 December 2018

    Major plans to unlock an extra £14m for public services across Leicester and Leicestershire have been given the thumbs up.

  • Exciting Grow on Space project progressing well

    Published on Friday 7 December 2018

    A major project set to create around 230 jobs and bring £20million into the local economy in the Harborough district is progressing well.

  • District shines at tourism awards

    Published on Friday 30 November 2018

    Local businesses and the town of Market Harborough have won at the prestigious Leicestershire Promotions 2018 Tourism & Hospitality Awards, held on Thursday 29 November 2018 in Leicester.

  • Local venues to host major comedy talent

    Published on Thursday 1 November 2018

    A major comedy festival is coming to the Harborough district with local venues set to host some top stand-up acts.

  • Grow on Space gets green light

    Published on Tuesday 16 October 2018

    A major project to help businesses expand and grow – set to bring £20million into the Harborough district economy – is set to be created after funding was secured.

  • Popular French market returns

    Published on Monday 15 October 2018

    The much loved French and Continental market featuring larger than life traders is set to return to Market Harborough after the success of last year's visit.

  • October Fest returns to Market Harborough this weekend

    Published on Tuesday 9 October 2018

    The eagerly anticipated October Fest returns to Market Harborough this weekend, featuring a ‘World Village Market’ on the Town Square.

  • MP (and PM!) focused on Lutterworth business

    Published on Friday 14 September 2018

    A special event, focused on boosting businesses in Lutterworth took place on Friday – and even the Prime Minister got to hear about it!

  • Free digital tips boosting local retailers’ sales

    Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Local retailers are being offered expert tips – for free – on how to boost sales and awareness of their business using the internet and social media.

  • MP event gets to heart of business

    Published on Monday 23 July 2018

    People got to hear the latest on how the business landscape is evolving, as well as some of the challenges it faces, at the special event held in the district.

  • Business and its apprentices inspire others

    Published on Monday 21 May 2018

    A village business which has helped apprentices take their first steps into the world of work is hoping to inspire others to follow suit.

  • Love Your Local Market

    Published on Wednesday 9 May 2018

    Harborough District Council is urging everyone to show their local market and its traders a little love during Love Your Local Market fortnight.

  • Innovative loyalty app to boost local retailers and tourism

    Published on Wednesday 2 May 2018

    Local retailers and tourist attractions are being offered free digital support – including the launch of a pioneering loyalty app and help with social media – to help boost their footfall.

  • Lutterworth event will help business start ups

    Published on Wednesday 18 April 2018

    Entrepreneurs looking to start their own business can attend a free masterclass in Lutterworth to get some advice on how to do it.

  • Dragon Slaying at Harborough Market

    Published on Tuesday 17 April 2018

    Harborough District Council is inviting people in the district to visit Harborough Market on Saturday 21 April 2018 for a family-friendly St George's Day performance.

  • Small business commissioner visits district for first time

    Published on Wednesday 28 March 2018

    The Government’s newly-elected Small Business Commissioner joined local businesses at a special breakfast event this week to talk about his role and how he can help.

  • Vote for Market Harborough in the Great British High Street awards

    Published on Thursday 27 October 2016

    Market Harborough has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British High Street awards in the ‘Large Market Town’ category.

  • Food for Thought at Harborough Market

    Published on Thursday 17 September 2015

    Harborough Market is offering shoppers the chance to win 50 x £5 market shopping vouchers via their local press to spend during British Food Fortnight.

  • Businesses urged to take up better broadband offer

    Published on Friday 7 August 2015

    Businesses across Harborough district are being urged to take the offer of help to get faster broadband as part of a local voucher scheme.

  • Business Continuity Awareness Week

    Published on Monday 16 March 2015

    Agencies across Leicestershire are supporting this year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week to help businesses prepare themselves in the event of a significant or unexpectected incident or event.

  • New pension laws affecting local businesses

    Published on Monday 9 March 2015

    Local businesses are being urged to attend a FREE event offering advice on important new pension obligations affecting all employers.

  • Funding to provide apprenticeship opportunities

    Published on Thursday 5 March 2015

    Move over Lord Sugar, the district council is looking to take on apprenticeships and is encouraging other organisations and businesses to do the same.

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