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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 - 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.


Courses - Business of Sport

Business of Sport Network Breakfast Meeting

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 (08:30 - 10:30)

Location: Morningside Arena Leicester, Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD

Price: FREE

Find out how you can access FREE support through the Business Gateway.

Grow your Club and Improve its Financial Sustainability

Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 (18:00 - 20:00)

Location: Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8EB., Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 8EB

Price: FREE

We are working with the Growth Hub - LLEP Business Gateway to provide a FREE session around financial sustainability and business growth for sports clubs in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Realise the Potential of Your Sporting Business

Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 (08:00 - 10:30)

Location: National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Find out how your sport or physical activity business could access and benefit from opportunities available through the universities on your doorstep.


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

Plans for new £1m pavilion agreed in Oadby & Wigston

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:47

Planning Permission for the building of a new modern sports and community pavilion at Horsewell Lane was granted at the Council's Development Control Committee on the 30 August 2018.

Local Business Opportunities

Business of Sport Network Breakfast Meeting

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 (08:30 - 10:30)

Location: Morningside Arena Leicester, Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD

Find out how you can access FREE support through the Business Gateway.

Grow your Club and Improve its Financial Sustainability

Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 (18:00 - 20:00)

Location: Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8EB., Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 8EB

We are working with the Growth Hub - LLEP Business Gateway to provide a FREE session around financial sustainability and business growth for sports clubs in Leicester and Leicestershire.

University of Leicester - Careers Fairs 2018

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 - Wed, 24 Oct 2018

Location: University Of Leicester, The University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH

University of Leicester runs a large recruitment fair for the benefit of it's students, graduates and employers each year.

Loughborough University Autumn Graduate & Placement Fair

Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - Tue, 23 Oct 2018 (11:00 - 19:00)

Location: Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Loughborough University runs a large recruitment fair for the benefit of it's students, graduates and employers each year.

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

DMU Graduate Recruitment and Placements Fair

Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 - Wed, 31 Oct 2018 (11:00 - 15:00)

Location: De Montfort University Running Club, Various, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH

De Montfort University runs a large recruitment fair for the benefit of it's students, graduates and employers each year.

Realise the Potential of Your Sporting Business

Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 (08:00 - 10:30)

Location: National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Find out how your sport or physical activity business could access and benefit from opportunities available through the universities on your doorstep.

For more information and support please contact:

Ali Clements

Ali Clements

Economy & Sport Growth Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
07785 766 644 / 01509 564878

Partners

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

Partners

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