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.


Coming Soon: Leicester and Leicestershire's Sports Events Calendar! A calendar of premier sporting events, national fixtures and mass participation opportunities across the area. Add your Event so it has the opportunity to be showcased!


Courses - Business of Sport

LRS Buyers Meet Suppliers

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 (08:45 - 12:30)

The Stadium at Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

There are some incredible products and services available in the Sports Sector in Leicester and Leicestershire and this is your chance to find out more and explore if there are some mutually beneficial connections to be made.

Business of Sport Network - Hear from NBV, the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity plus gain an introduction to Intellectual Property Protection and Trademarks

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

FREE

This is your chance to hear from business experts and make the most of networking with other businesses operating the sport sector.
Topics include:

*Gain an overview of what every start up needs in relation to Intellectual Property Protection including Trademarks – plus find out where to go if you need more advice/support.

*Find out about Business Grants, Funding and Finance plus the workshops and support available through NBV and the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

Wellbeing @ Work Physical Activity Champion Training

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 (09:00 - 12:30)

SportPark at Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

£30.00

The Wellbeing @ Work Physical Activity Champion training is designed to provide information and support to those with a remit for workplace health.

Workplace Indoor Cricket Competition

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 (18:00 - 21:00)

Rushey Mead Academy , Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7AN

Taking place at Rushey Mead Academy and delivered by Leicestershire County Cricket Club, this competition will follow an indoor format of cricket which is designed to enable all players to have fun and develop a sense of the game and of fair play.


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


Local Business Opportunities

LRS Buyers Meet Suppliers

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 (08:45 - 12:30)

The Stadium at Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

There are some incredible products and services available in the Sports Sector in Leicester and Leicestershire and this is your chance to find out more and explore if there are some mutually beneficial connections to be made.

Business of Sport Network - Hear from NBV, the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity plus gain an introduction to Intellectual Property Protection and Trademarks

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

This is your chance to hear from business experts and make the most of networking with other businesses operating the sport sector.
Topics include:

*Gain an overview of what every start up needs in relation to Intellectual Property Protection including Trademarks – plus find out where to go if you need more advice/support.

*Find out about Business Grants, Funding and Finance plus the workshops and support available through NBV and the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

TeenTech Interactive Festival

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 (08:00 - 16:30)

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

Don't miss out on the launch of TeenTech!

Leicester Business Festival 2019

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, Various,, LE1 4AN

Leicester Business Festival is back for 2019

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport Annual Conference

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 (10:30 - 16:45)

University of Leicester, Stamford Court, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LH

This year's theme of the conference is 'Transforming Places - Transforming Lives' with 'place' being seen in its widest context. The agenda will give us the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers from national and local partners and will examine how we need to utilise the system and its places, people and communities to create an active society.

Wellbeing @ Work Physical Activity Champion Training

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 (09:00 - 12:30)

SportPark at Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

The Wellbeing @ Work Physical Activity Champion training is designed to provide information and support to those with a remit for workplace health.

Workplace Indoor Cricket Competition

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 (18:00 - 21:00)

Rushey Mead Academy , Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7AN

Taking place at Rushey Mead Academy and delivered by Leicestershire County Cricket Club, this competition will follow an indoor format of cricket which is designed to enable all players to have fun and develop a sense of the game and of fair play.

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

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

Partners

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