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

Women in Leadership: Overcoming barriers through communication

Women in Leadership: Overcoming barriers through communication

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 (19:00 - 20:30)

This session reviews and explores barriers women face in communication on a daily basis. The aim will be to pull together an action plan to ensure barriers are addressed and overcome using clear, positive communication.

Club Matters: Participant Experience Workshop

Club Matters: Participant Experience Workshop

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 (19:00 - 21:00)

With so much competition for people’s time, how do you ensure your club is chosen over other opportunities? By understanding what existing and potential members want from your club, you can deliver a great experience for them.

NBV Starting in Business - 3 Day online Programme

NBV Starting in Business - 3 Day online Programme

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - Tue, 16 Mar 2021 (09:00 - 16:30)

3 day starting in business programme ideal for pre-start or new start businesses.

Marketing Essentials Masterclass, Part 1

Marketing Essentials Masterclass, Part 1

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 (10:00 - 13:00)

Marketing essentials masterclass: This deep dive two-part workshop will provide you with a comprehensive insight into marketing essentials to help grow your business. You must attend both parts of this masterclass.

Crowdfund Sport LIVE + Learn: Introduction to Crowdfunding

Crowdfund Sport LIVE + Learn: Introduction to Crowdfunding

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 (15:30 - 16:00)

Learn how to crowdfund for your sports organisation.


News

Government announces boost for women's sport in latest round of Sport Winter Survival Package

Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:06

Multimillion pound support for Women's football, netball, badminton and basketball, plus 250,000 free Covid-19 testing kits

Budget 2021 - Key Links for the Sports Sector

Budget 2021 - Key Links for the Sports Sector

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:44

Find out some of the headlines for the Sports sector in the Chancellors 2021 Budget plus read the reaction from the sports sector.

Road Map out of Lockdown - for Sport and Physical Activity

Road Map out of Lockdown - for Sport and Physical Activity

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:56

On Monday 22nd February the government published the 4 step road map out of lockdown.

The steps and the potential dates for the different phases have been set out in the governments full document found here - COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk) with details of business support expected to be shared in the Budget on the 3rd March.

Quick links to the guidance becoming available across the Sport Sector can be found via the LRS SOS pages.

To read more about the reactions from across the Sports Sector this week click on the relevant links below.

Other key documents which have also been updated since the 22nd February and may be useful to you include:

Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) which includes a helpful section about who can attend holiday and afterschool clubs inline with the steps and time lines recently shared.

For more detailed information please refer to the full document - COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Launch Business Recovery Project Fund

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Launch Business Recovery Project Fund

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:04

Small businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic are being urged to apply to a new fund to help businesses to safeguard jobs in the borough.


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

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

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Leicester