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

Ensuring your working environment supports your organisation in reaching its full potential - hosted by Employment Solicitors from Knights plc

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 (09:30 - 11:30)

SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, LE11 3QF

Hear from an employment law specialist and gain some new ideas to help you improve the working environment in your organisation.

Business of Sport Network - De Montfort University

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 (12:00 - 14:00)

De Montfort University, Leicester Castle, Civil Court, 7 Castle View, Leicester, LE1 5WH

A chance to come along and network with other businesses operating in the sports sector and find out about the support and opportunities available with De Montfort University in Leicester.

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

07785 766 644 / 01509 564878


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  • Active Leicester
    Leicestershire County Council
  • O&W LSA
    Equality Standard
  • H&B LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
  • Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA