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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 Networking Breakfast

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

FREE

Your chance to connect with each other and other support available to you.

Workplace World Cup!

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 (17:00 - 21:00)

Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 4AQ

£10.00

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland-based workplaces have the opportunity to showcase their skill and sportsmanship as they take part in a multitude of sports at the Workplace World Cup!


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 Networking Breakfast

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

Your chance to connect with each other and other support available to you.

Leicestershire Digital Conference

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL

From getting the most from your social media channels, to making sure your business stands out from the crowd in online searches, this action-packed event will help businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire get the best from the latest digital technologies.

Workplace World Cup!

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 (17:00 - 21:00)

Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 4AQ

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland-based workplaces have the opportunity to showcase their skill and sportsmanship as they take part in a multitude of sports at the Workplace World Cup!

Leicester Business Festival 2019

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - Fri, 08 Nov 2019

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

Partners

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