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District of Harborough - Visit Harborough District
May 2021  |  Issue 02
District of Harborough
Welcome to the Visit Harborough District business newsletter.
Through this newsletter we will be sharing regular updates including important guidance, campaigns and opportunities.
English Tourism Week - Here for Tourism
It is English Tourism Week! 

VisitEngland is proud to lead the annual English Tourism Week campaign celebrating the diverse, exciting and vibrant sector, and showcasing the quality, range and value of English tourism to stakeholders. The week provides an essential opportunity to raise awareness of the sector to key stakeholders including MPs, with VisitEngland working to support English destinations with political engagement nationally, regionally and locally, and the recovery of the sector.

This year they will be sharing the slogan "Here for Tourism". Download a copy of the briefing document, ETW logo and Here for Tourism industry assets to use across your social channels to share the message, along with the hashtag #EnglishTourismWeek21 and encourage your followers to show they are "Here for Tourism" too.
Uncover the Story 
During English Tourism Week, we are launching the Harborough District Uncover the Story submissions. The Uncover the Story campaign is being lead by Leicestershire County Council as part of the Leicestershire Tourism Growth Plan. Keep you eyes on our socials and get sharing!
Hospitality Innovation Award
The LeicestershireLive Business Awards 2021 aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies throughout Leicestershire who are putting their region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community.

Entries for the Hospitality Innovation Award are now open. This award is to celebrate restaurants and eateries that have brilliantly adapted their business to meet challenging COVID-19 restrictions. The finalists will be selected and judged on how they transformed their delivery and eat-in services, their dedication to adopting new technologies, and their commitment to providing safe and pleasurable dining experiences. Nominations close at midnight on 28th May 2021.
Harborough Jobs 
Due to the success of Harborough Jobs Week, Harborough Jobs is set to become a permanent service to help residents and businesses with employment, provided by the Economic Development Team at Harborough District Council.

Through Harborough Jobs, you can advertise your vacancies for free across our channels! We can also support you as employers with recruitment and training. This includes support with apprenticeships, the Kickstart scheme and free upskilling of your workforce. 
Dates for the Diary
DATE: Wednesday 26 May 2021
TIME: 09.30am - 12.30pm
WHERE: Webinar
DATE: Thursday 27 May 2021
TIME: 1:00pm - 2.30pm
WHERE: Webinar
DATE: Tuesday 8 June 2021
TIME: 11:00am - 12.00pm
WHERE: Webinar

Tourism Employment Survey
With the reopening of the Tourism and Hospitality industry there has been considerable concern expressed by businesses that they are unable to recruit the staff they need. In this short survey we are working with the Tourism Alliance to gauge the extent of this problem, whether it is impacting some sectors or regions of the UK more than others and what businesses and Government can do to ease recruitment shortages.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and you input is very important in developing data that we can then use to inform Government and seek solutions. The deadline for the Survey is 28th May 2021.

If you are struggling to recruit, please get in touch with the Economic Development team for support through Harborough Jobs. Email
Share your challenges with businesses like yours, guided by an expert
Are you an ambitious business who would benefit from building relationships with like-minded business leaders in your sector? Together you could tackle the challenges that you have in common.
Peer Networks is a programme designed for SME business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. Guided by a leader who is an expert in your sector or in businesses at your stage of growth, you'll work with a small group of businesses similar to yours, to share ideas and create solutions to the challenges you all face.
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