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

Innovation Week 2020 - 24th - 28th February

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 - Fri, 28 Feb 2020

3M, Building 47, Charnwood Campus, 10 Bakewell Road, Loughborough, :eicestershire, LE11 5RB

Leicester Innovation Week runs from 24 – 28 February 2020 and there are a wide range of inspiring events taking place across Leicester and Leicestershire.

The launch event will be held at Charnwood Campus, Loughborough, with other events running in Harborough, Leicester and Blaby.

Loughborough University - Spring Careers Fair 2020

Loughborough University - Spring Careers Fair 2020

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 (11:00 - 15:00)

Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

The Spring Careers Fair is a great opportunity to meet high calibre Loughborough University students and graduates who are keen to secure a graduate job, placement position or internship. The Spring Careers Fair covers all sectors from business and engineering to sport and vacation work.

LLEP Business Breakfast Briefing

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 (07:30 - 09:30)

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

Join us at this breakfast briefing event to hear the latest updates from the LLEP and Business Gateway Growth Hub.

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 564859


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