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
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:00
Following a recent £7m investment towards preparing the country's football pitches, a further £2.19m will be made available to help clubs return to football.
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:00
Legal and health and safety experts led a webinar to focus on implementing Covid 19 measures in the workplace, specifically for the 'Sports Sector.' Local sport sector businesses also shared their experiences and how they are preparing for reopening.
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:58
The 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard - You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance.
The Government's ambition is that all providers running holiday clubs and activities for children over the summer holiday will be able to open, if the science allows.
Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:50
Guidance will be provided to the sector on how to implement the protective measures necessary to open safely, and to parents on how to minimise the spread of the virus if they choose to attend.
Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:17
We all have a role to play in making sure our return to sport and physical activity is as safe as possible.
Whether you're a player, coach, spectator, employee or volunteer, it's vital we all take sensible measures to maintain good hygiene – now more than ever.
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.
"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
LLEP Sports Sector Growth Plan Final (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
How the Sport and Physical Activity sector contributed to the economy in 2016
For more information and support please contact:
Economy & Sport Growth Manager
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
- 07785 766 644 / 01509 564859