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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
  • The opportunity to promote your business across this website which reached over 98,000 users in 2017/18
  • 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.


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


Latest News

The Skills for the Future 2018 survey

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:17

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is carrying out a Skills for the Future 2018-2030 survey to help inform area strategy and activity about local skills needs of tomorrow.

Reasons why your business should join our ‘Business of Sport’ Network

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:00

The Premier location for sport and physical activity.

SiD installs ground breaking battery system

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:14

Sid clubhouse set to save around £1,500 each year on electricity from 176 installed solar panels.

Local Conferences and Events

Leicester Business Festival

Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Location: Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, Various,

Leicester Business Festival is back for 2018

For more information and support please contact:

Ali Clements

Ali Clements

Economy & Sport Growth Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

  • Sport & Economy Growth Action Plan
Telephone
01509 564878 / 07785 766 644

Partners

  • Harborough District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
    Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Loughborough University
    East Midlands Platform
    Safeguarding
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • County Sport Network
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council