Business Breakfast returns to Santander



Blaby District Council’s popular Business Breakfast event for businesses in the district is returning to Santander’s offices for the autumn meeting.

The free breakfast event takes place on Wednesday 30 October at Carlton Park, Narborough, LE19 0AL. Breakfast is served from 8am with the opportunity to network before the usual line-up of speakers.

Delegates will hear updates about key development sites in the district and the latest business support. Training provider ‘SERCO’ has information about fully funded skills support for the workforce. The support can lead to improvements to performance and to staff motivation.

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College will present their apprenticeships programme, and describe how the college works with businesses to improve productivity and teamwork with an apprentice.

A question and answer session with guest speakers and more networking opportunities are available at the end of the event.

The meeting is part of the fifth annual Leicester Business Festival – the region’s largest business festival, running from 28 October to 8 November across the county.

Businesses and individuals are being encouraged to book early and secure one of the limited places by contacting the Economic Development team.

New Car Park rules begin

Free parking bays in Narborough car parks are now available after new parking plans were implemented.

Two free twenty-minute spaces at Leicester Road and one twenty-minute space in the Narborough Station car park are now available, following feedback from residents and local businesses.

The free bays will be marked in green with clear signage above. Visitors using the spaces will not need to get a ticket from the machine. The maximum time to park at Leicester Road car park has also increased from two to three hours.

Changes to car parks were approved by Councillors earlier this year following feedback from residents and businesses. The move looks to make sure that car parks in the district become sustainable financially for both the Council and car park users.

In July a two-hour free tariff was introduced to Johns Court and Enderby Road car parks to support businesses following the closure of Waitrose. Supermarket chain Iceland confirmed they would be opening in place of Waitrose at the start of 2020.

More information about car parking changes in the district can be found at