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Energy Efficiency Grants for SMEs in Leicester & Leicestershire

Energy Efficiency Green BELLE Grant Available to Leicestershire and Leicester Based Businesses. If you’re an SME in Leicestershire, then the chances are you will qualify for an energy efficiency grant, allowing you to reduce your energy costs and lower your carbon emissions. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available until 2019, on a first-come […]

Posted on 8 November, 2017 by

Having a couldn’t care less attitude to safety could cost money, or even more …

Not caring about Health and Safety in a dangerous workplace can cost money, time, injury, lives, and can lead to jail time. Having a couldn’t care less attitude to safety has landed the boss of a Swansea skip hire company in jail and with fines. The owner of a skip hire and waste disposal firm […]

Posted on 25 September, 2017 by

LBE 2015 – Join Us!

We will be attending The Leicestershire Business Event 2015, celebrating and showcasing businesses from across the county, at the Leicester Tigers Stadium on Thursday 29th October. The event, which runs from 9.30-4.30, will bring together businesses from all areas and industries in Leicestershire and will allow time-constrained directors and individuals to tackle all of their […]

Posted on 6 October, 2015 by

Grant Money Available!

Flash Call for Grant Applications! Closes 5pm Friday 20th February 2015! From £5k to £150,000 available. We at the GB Group always like to let our Customers and other Local Businesses know if we hear of anything that may be useful to their business… FREE money being particularly useful! What have we heard? The Leicester […]

Posted on 5 February, 2015 by

Recent and impending employment law changes

As usual there is plenty going on in the world of employment law. Here’s a brief overview of recent and impending changes. 6 April 2014 Early conciliation through ACAS was introduced. This is a free service that an employee can chose prior to lodging a claim to the Employment Tribunal. At the moment it is […]

Posted on 1 May, 2014 by

East Midlands to the Middle East

As a health and safety consultant based in Leicestershire – the centre of England no less – it is surprising to be asked to deliver health and safety training over in the Middle East  I am involved in the delivery of a series of Health and Safety training courses over in the Middle East, particularly […]

Posted on 15 April, 2014 by

Employment Allowance £2,000 (Employers NIC)

The 2014-15 tax year sees the launch of the Employment Allowance as announced in the recent budget, that will enable 1.25m businesses and charities to cut up to £2,000 from their employer Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs). Most business will be able to claim up to the full £2,000 against their monthly/quarterly NIC bills […]

Posted on 8 April, 2014 by

Health and Safety Webinars

Exporting safety to the USA Over the last two years, I have delivered many Webinars to delegates in the USA. This week, I am continuing that line of work with a new version of my Laboratory Safety Webinar. This is a good introduction to safety matters for anyone with responsibilities for the running and operation […]

Posted on 29 March, 2014 by

New member added to the LRB Health and Safety team

LRB Health and Safety of Loughborough are pleased to announce that they have strengthened their Health and Safety Consultancy Team. Peter O’Reilly joined their health and safety consultancy team on Tuesday 16 September. He will initially work in their Loughborough office, adding to the general administrative resource as well as taking over the organisation of training […]

Posted on 2 March, 2014 by

Leicester Apprenticeship Hub Launch Event

For the past few months, Leicester City Council have been engaging with local training providers and ATAs looking at for a new way to support employers across the County with their apprenticeship opportunities and St Martins House on Peacock Lane, Leicester is be the venue for the 5th March 2014 launch of Leicester Apprenticeship Hub […]

Posted on 26 February, 2014 by

Chemical Safety in the Workplace – Webinar

Michael Ellerby deliveried a Webinar on the subject of Chemical Safety in the Workplace in March, 2014. Click here to find out more or to get a recorded version of this Webinar. Overview: A solid introduction to the hazards posed by chemicals and substances in the workplace and the ways in which these hazards may be […]

Posted on 31 January, 2014 by

Qualitin partners D’Accord Management Services in the UK

D’Accord Management Services has become a partner in the UK for Brazilian management solution company, Qualitin. The partnership allows D’Accord to offer its clients access to Qualitin’s management tools. Qualitin specialises in the development of practical, focused-on-results management solutions to support committed leaders in achieving their goals and vision. It believes in the power of structured management […]

Posted on 19 January, 2014 by

Academies: Health and Safety

Our work with the Leicester Diocese Board of Education continues smoothly into 2014. We have visited a new batch of schools that are moving to academy status. Our Health and Safety Compliance Audit reports were well received by both the individual schools and the Board of Education. They offer the schools  a sensible Improvement Plan […]

Posted on 18 January, 2014 by

RTI Easement is due to end for larger businesses on 5th April 2014

HMRC is to extend the real time information (RTI) easement for micro-businesses to 5th April 2016. Easement is due to end for larger businesses (over 50 employees) on 5th April 2014.

Posted on 13 January, 2014 by

2014 – The Year of Opportunity

We are choosing to make 2014 THE year of opportunity. We don’t only mean for “Health and Safety” or for LRB Consulting Limited – with the economic upturn, it should be a year of opportunity for all. So far, there is evidence that people (and companies) are making decisions and are commissioning works. This will help […]

Posted on 7 January, 2014 by

2014 Conference – Health and Safety in Schools

I will be speaking on Health and Safety in Schools and Academies at four conferences in 2014. This will be a great opportunity to showcase my Company as well as to disseminate information about Health and Safety in Schools to those who are responsible for it. At each of these conferences, there will be two […]

Posted on 5 December, 2013 by

More support planned for growing businesses in Leicester

Leicester County Council are working with Regent College along with other local colleges and training providers to boost support for businesses to grow though employing apprentices. The group has been set up to ensure quality and guidance for employers and young people in the area. Key colleges and training providers in Leicester will be involved […]

Posted on 2 December, 2013 by

Take a look at my current Newsletter

The Safety_Matters November 2013 Newsletter is available for you to access. In the near future, the format will change as we continue to work ever closer with Mulberry Square and the changes come through to the website and to the Health and Safety Newsletter. This edition looks at several importance Health and Safety areas, including: […]

Posted on 18 November, 2013 by

‘Enterprising Leicester’ business grants launched at recent ‘Leicester Economic Plan’ review

Regent College were represented at the recent review of the ‘Leicester Economic Plan’ on September 25th. The City Mayor, Peter Soulsby recently gave a presentation to review the first year of progress of his economic plan as set out last year. One of the key aims was to create jobs and growth in the city, […]

Posted on 1 November, 2013 by

Consultants’ Meeting

Our next Consultants’ Meeting is nearly upon us – 14th March 2014 As well as getting nearly all of the Health and Safety Team together in one place, we will also have some guest speakers. One of these is from a Company that we are currently partnering with to improve the service to their clients. […]

Posted on 10 October, 2013 by


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