• Inaugural dinner will be hosted by Leicester Startups
  • Event brings together entrepreneurs and investors

  • Dinner is support by partners RandalSun Capital and RBC Brewin Dolphin

Entrepreneurs and investors will come together to discuss collaboration and innovation over dinner in central Leicester.

RandalSun Capital and RBC Brewin Dolphin have partnered with Leicester Startups to stage the first dinner of its kind in the Leicestershire region.

The invitation event is an occasion for like-minded individuals to come together in an informal setting to discuss the various aspects of launch, investment, and support for startups in the region.

A dynamic panel discussion, facilitated by Leicester Startups, will focus on challenges faced by startups when scaling up their businesses, and in raising capital. The panel includes:

  • Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, Founder of Randal Sun Capital, and Founder and Chair of Trustees of Randal Charitable Foundation

  • Kerry Linley, CEO of Rubitek
  • Dhruvesh Ranpura, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Tuck

  • Rajh Chana, Director at RSM

  • Scott Charlish, Head of East Midlands Financial Planning at Brewin Dolphin.

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session, allowing attendees to interact directly with the panel and gain insights.

Leicester Startups was established in 2013 to provide essential support and resources to both emerging and established entrepreneurs.

The Community Interest Company offers mentorship, fosters co-founder connections, and provides a welcoming and nurturing community for individuals navigating the launch of a business.

Leicester Startups organises an accelerator programme, networking events, seminars, mentoring sessions, and hackathons – all designed to create a robust sense of community, unlock opportunities, and spark innovation.

It is at the forefront of advocating for flexible workspaces, encouraging connections and collaborations that drive the success of startups and foster innovation.

Rajinder Bhuhi, Co-Founder and Director of Leicester Startups, said:

“The Entrepreneurs Dinner wouldn’t be possible without the support of RandalSun Capital and RBC Brewin Dolphin, as fellow organisations recognising the potential and importance of fostering entrepreneurship, startup and enabling founders in the Leicestershire region.”

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL said:

“Leicester is an exceptional place to do business – whether you’re starting, growing or scaling with pace.

“We’ve a combination of truly remarkable entrepreneurs, great universities, an international outlook and strength in our diversity.

“All this, alongside our innovation infrastructure and a culture of collaboration.

“We’re ambitious for Leicestershire and our region, and keen to back entrepreneurs and businesses which are a catalyst for growth.”

Robin Mellows, Head of Office and Senior Investment Manager at RBC Brewin Dolphin, said:

“We are delighted to collaborate with RandalSun Capital to support Leicester Startups. 

“Entrepreneurs boost economic growth by introducing innovative technologies, products, and services. 

“Increased competition from entrepreneurs challenges existing firms to become more competitive. 

“Entrepreneurs provide new job opportunities in the short and long term which benefits the local economy and inspires future generations.”

Dr Nik Kotecha is Chair of the LLEP Innovation Board and Leicester Startups is closely connected with its Innovative Leicestershire brand.

Leicester Startups co-founder Ben Ravilious is also an Innovation Board member.

The invitation event takes place at a hotel in central Leicester on Tuesday 14 November.