Grow your sporting business

Business of Sport Network

Be part of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's 'Business of Sport Network' striving to make Leicestershire and Leicester the premier, high performing location for undertaking the business of physical activity and sport.

Our network gives you:

  • A single point of access for business support to meet your needs - many of which are free
  • Access to seminars and workshops to help you to grow your business - see below
  • Connect with other businesses, suppliers, buyers, event hosts, venues, clubs, coaches and participants
  • News and updates which affect the sporting economy in Leicestershire and Leicester.

Sign-up to the Business of Sport Network using the widget above, and take a look around these website pages for further support.



Local Business Opportunities

Re-opening your Village Hall or Community Building following Covid-19

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 (10:30 - 11:30)

Re-opening your Village Hall or Community Building following Covid-19

A Free RCC Village Halls/Community Buildings event
Friday 3rd July 2020 10:30am – 11.30am Online using Zoom


News

Football Clubs Preparation Fund - Grants of £500 available

Football Clubs Preparation Fund - Grants of £500 available

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:00

Following a recent £7m investment towards preparing the country's football pitches, a further £2.19m will be made available to help clubs return to football.

Visitor Economy - 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard

Visitor Economy - 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:58

The 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard - You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance.

The Government's ambition is that all providers running holiday clubs and activities for children over the summer holiday will be able to open, if the science allows.

The Government's ambition is that all providers running holiday clubs and activities for children over the summer holiday will be able to open, if the science allows.

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:50

Guidance will be provided to the sector on how to implement the protective measures necessary to open safely, and to parents on how to minimise the spread of the virus if they choose to attend.

Premier location for sport and physical activity

Leicestershire and Leicester is one of the premier locations for sport and physical activity in England, and can justifiably lay claim to being England's 'County and City' sporting capital. Leicestershire are leading the way with a Growth Plan for the Sport and Physical Activity sector.

Andy Reed OBE (LLEP Board Member Champion for Sport & Physical Activity) said:

"Our Vision is to promote Leicester and Leicestershire as a premier, high performing location for undertaking the business of physical activity and sport"

In 2016 Sport and Physical Activity brought £37 billion into the UK economy.

Leicester and Leicestershire recognise the huge sporting strengths in our area and a dedicated Economy and Sport Growth Manager has been brought in to roll out 3 streams of work over the next 2 years.

  • Increase visitors to the area
  • Develop a 'Single Point of Access' for businesses motivated to grow and develop
  • Review career pathways and skills gaps within the sector


How the Sport and Physical Activity sector contributed to the economy in 2016


For more information and support please contact:

Ali Clements

Ali Clements

Economy & Sport Growth Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
07785 766 644 / 01509 564859

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Harborough LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Partnerships
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • Charnwood LSA
    Harborough LSA