Business of Sport

Whether your business supports the visitors to, or the residents of, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland a wealth of support is available to you.

Be part of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's 'Business of Sport Network' striving to make Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 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 to the right and take a look around these website pages for further support.


Webinars and Workshop

Crowdfund Sport LIVE + Learn: Introduction to Crowdfunding

Crowdfund Sport LIVE + Learn: Introduction to Crowdfunding

Thu, 13 May 2021 (14:00 - 14:30)

Learn how to crowdfund for your sports organisation.

Business of Sport Network - Considering scaling up your workforce? Find out how to make the most of the funding and support available.

Business of Sport Network - Considering scaling up your workforce?  Find out how to make the most of the funding and support available.

Wed, 19 May 2021 (10:00 - 11:30)

Come and join this session to find out more about how you can access the Kickstart Scheme, Apprenticeships and Trainee support.

Hear about the support services available, find out how other people are using these schemes and explore what you could do next in line with your business plans and objectives.

What does Zero Carbon mean for your small business?

What does Zero Carbon mean for your small business?

Thu, 20 May 2021 (13:00 - 14:30)

The UK Government has set a target to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. It has also enshrined this in law to emphasise the crucial nature of reducing the world’s harmful CO2 emissions to help address the Climate Crisis. We all have our part to play – at home and at work. This session introduces your small business to the concept of Zero Carbon and the changes you might make to help you start to achieve this.

Implementing a digital IT strategy to grow your business (two-part action planning workshop)

Implementing a digital IT strategy to grow your business (two-part action planning workshop)

Thu, 20 May 2021 (13:00 - 16:00)

This two-part workshop covers the foundation/ introduction level of designing and implementing a digital IT Strategy, linked to your business growth and productivity improvement. We will investigate how you can improve day-to-day business operations through the implementation of IT Software & Systems.

Zero Carbon for your small business: available funding, support and opportunities

Zero Carbon for your small business: available funding, support and opportunities

Thu, 27 May 2021 (13:00 - 14:30)

The UK Government has set a target to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. It has also enshrined this in law to emphasise the crucial nature of reducing the world’s harmful CO2 emissions to help address the Climate Crisis. We all have our part to play – at home and at work. This session will share the support that’s available to your business in making greener choices; it will talk about the funding that’s available to help you and also explain some of the opportunities that will be created by making this choice.


News

Some Business Support Grants are still available through your local authority

Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 10:18

Deadline of 31st May for some of the Business Support Grants available through your local authority

UK Coaching Great Coaching Comeback Survey

UK Coaching Great Coaching Comeback Survey

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 10:32

UK Coaching has developed the great coaching comeback survey to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on coaches and what they need to return to play in 2021.

Free workshops or webinars from the Growth Hub this May

Free workshops or webinars from the Growth Hub this May

Posted: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 15:38

Action planning workshops, introductory sessions on core business themes, plus a chance to find out how to future-proof your FOOD OR DRINK businessAll FREE and aimed at businesses (which will include voluntary sector clubs and organisations).

9 out of 10 Foundations to maintain or increase grant funding for 2021

9 out of 10 Foundations to maintain or increase grant funding for 2021

Posted: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:28

New report finds nine out of 10 foundations expect to maintain or increase grant funding for charities in 2021.


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.

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

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"


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

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

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA