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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 Session

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

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

Price: FREE

The session will include Speakers on Apprenticeships - funding, processes and support, People Buy from People - the value of networking.


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

Local Industrial Strategy – Call for evidence

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:39

To develop a Local Industrial Strategy for Leicester and Leicestershire, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is issuing a public Call for Evidence.

Leicester ranked the best city for new millennial businesses

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:36

Leicester has topped the rankings for best city in the UK to start a new business if you're a millennial, according to new research from online business print providers, instantprint.

Invitation to Talk Sport Student Conference 2019

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:45

Organisations and Businesses are invited to attend Talk Sport Student Conference 2019 organised by the Careers Network and supported by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the Sports Development Centre at Loughborough University.

Local Business Opportunities

Business of Sport Network Session

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

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

The session will include Speakers on Apprenticeships - funding, processes and support, People Buy from People - the value of networking.

New Year, New Business - Essential information for setting up in business

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 (09:30 - 12:00)

Location: Committee Room 2, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX

This course is perfect for those wanting more advice and information on setting up in business.

Facing and Overcoming Challenges in Business

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 (09:30 - 12:00)

Location: First Floor Meeting Room, Shepshed Town Council, Shepshed, LE12 9QE

This course is aimed business owners who are looking for advice on how to tackle and overcome challenges.

Talk Sport Student Conference 2019

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)

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

The Careers Fair is an opportunity to engage with students from across Loughborough University who are interested in a career within the sports industry.

Leicester Business Festival 2019

Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Location: Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, Various,

Leicester Business Festival is back for 2018

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

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

Partners

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